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2008-12-29 14:51:43

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Munire Newport Rubbed Black cribs and furniture for a lead paint violation. The red paint underneath the black finish paint on the cribs and matching furniture contains levels of lead higher than allowed, the commission said. The matching furniture includes mirrors, hutches, bookcases and dressers. About 3,000 cribs and 6,000 other pieces of furniture made by Munire Furniture Inc. of Piscataway, N.J., were sold...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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