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2011-08-02 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Name of product: Pogoplug Video file...

2011-07-29 16:08:00

Stay of Enforcement for Testing Until December 31, 2011 WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5-0 June 27, 2011, to approve new third party testing requirements for phthalates, through a notice of requirements, to ensure that children's toys and child care articles meet the federal phthalates limits. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Phthalates are a type of chemical used to make plastics...

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2011-06-28 09:50:29

Beginning Tuesday, safer, modern baby cribs will be the only ones approved for sale in stores, online, and even at neighborhood yard sales, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. Errors in assembly or installation, or perhaps wear or malfunction, may cause gaps to form between the crib mattress and the drop side rails. Infants can become trapped in the gap and suffocate as a result. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), detaching drop side rails were associated...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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