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2011-02-11 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I., is announcing the voluntary recall to provide new on-product label and instructions for about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords. The cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never...

2011-01-31 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A review provided to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health finds that there is no evidence linking exposure to problem drywall and 11 reported deaths. The CDC review confirms the results of previous reviews conducted by CPSC into these deaths, which also found no link to problem drywall. (Logo:...

2011-01-20 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks Units: About 700 rail cars Manufacturer: Aux Sable...

2011-01-07 19:43:00

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen federal lawmakers are asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to delay enforcement of the so-called lead law that effectively bans the sale of kid-sized dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) drafted the letter and circulated it for other lawmakers to sign before sending it to the CPSC. The CPSC -- charged with...

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2010-12-16 12:51:48

U.S. authorities said that they have set a new standard for baby cribs, including a ban on models with sides that drop down, which have been connected to the deaths of several children. The new rules by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) make it illegal to sell a crib with sides that drop down or those that do not pass strict tests on the durability of slats and mattresses. The CPSC has also made it illegal to sell second-hand cribs, since most will be unable to meet the tougher...

2010-12-03 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Winter Bee Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., has agreed to a civil penalty of $200,000. The penalty settlement (pdf), which has been accepted provisionally by the Commission, provides that Winter Bee must pay $40,000 of the $200,000 penalty. The Commission agreed to suspend $160,000 of the penalty because the firm demonstrated an inability to pay the full amount. The full...

2010-11-23 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Bosch hammer drills Units: About...

2010-11-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. 2010 /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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-11-02 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) (Logo:...

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2010-09-30 06:36:12

U.S. safety officials said Wednesday that parents should stop using infant sleep positioners because they can be deadly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents and child care providers to stop using the pillows, which claim to keep sleeping babies from rolling onto their stomachs.  The groups say that they have received a dozen reports of infants between the ages of one and four months who died using the devices. The CPSC...


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