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2010-06-24 06:00:00

Industry Launches New Initiative to Secure Drop-Sides with Free Immobilization Devices WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the cooperation of seven firms, is announcing voluntary recalls of more than two million cribs to address drop-side hazards and other hazards that affect the safety of young children. The recalling firms are providing consumers with free repair kits to immobilize the drop-sides or other remedies. Do...

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2010-06-04 11:35:00

McDonald's has recalled 12 million "Shrek"-themed glasses after discovering the paint on them contained cadmium. The 16-ounce glasses were being sold for about $2 each and were available with pictures of four different characters from the movie. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to stop using the glasses immediately. Cadmium is a toxic metal that can damage the liver, kidneys, lung, nervous system and brain. The CPSC is worried about long-term exposure to low...

2010-05-28 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders to take precautions to stay safe this holiday weekend and riding season. For the 4-day period surrounding the 2009 Memorial Day holiday, CPSC is aware of 27 fatalities, with two under the age of 16, averaging almost seven deaths a day. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) As the prime ATV riding season kicks into gear, so does...

2010-04-21 14:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Girls' hooded jackets Units: About 2,400 of the Shampoo brand and an unknown number of the Marci & Me brand...

2010-03-30 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: Posey, Lily, Rose and Daisy Girls' Ski Jackets Units: About 3,900 Importer: Sport Obermeyer, Ltd., of Aspen, Colo. Hazard:...

2010-03-15 12:05:00

Please note time change: Event has been rescheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Attention Assignment Editors & Consumer Reporters BETHESDA, Md., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to reach media that targets hard-to-reach minority populations, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is hosting a 'pen & pad' briefing at their headquarters in Bethesda, Md., and simultaneously broadcasting a webinar on a new minority outreach campaign. (Logo:...

2009-12-09 11:12:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: Monday the Bullfrog Plush Books Units: About 142,000 Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y. Hazard: The...

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2009-11-24 06:07:24

A new study showed a significant link between indoor pollution in homes with drywall imported from China, leading U.S. officials to take a deeper look at the affect that the product has on health. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it will be heading up an investigation into finding the origin and distribution of the drywall as well as the connection between the drywall and the reported health symptoms, and electrical and fire safety issues that some home owners...

2009-10-28 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: Sony VAIO Computer AC Adapters Units: About 69,000 Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, Calif. Hazard:...

2009-10-27 14:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: SurgeMaster(TM) Surge Protectors Units: About 68,700 Importer: Belkin International Inc., of Compton, Calif....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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