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March 12, 2010
- Federal regulators are recalling more children's jewelry because of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium. This time it's charm bracelets with a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" theme sold at dollar-type stores. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the items should immediately be taken away from children and thrown away. Cadmium emerged as a major safety concern this year after an Associated Press investigation reported that some children's jewelry contained as much as 91 percent of the heavy metal, a carcinogen that also can damage kidneys and bones.
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By Abigail Green, For The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Another day, another baby product recall - Baby Einstein activity jumpers , the Nap Nanny , Bumbo seats , cribs, strollers, etc. How is a new parent supposed to keep up with them all? One of the best places to find out about recalls is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federally regulated agency responsible for everything from appliances and furniture to cribs and toys. (Everything but car seats, that is, which are regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .)
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By Abigail Green, For The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Another day, another baby product recall - Baby Einstein activity jumpers , the Nap Nanny , Bumbo seats , cribs, strollers, etc. How is a new parent supposed to keep up with them all? One of the best places to find out about recalls is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federally regulated agency responsible for everything from appliances and furniture to cribs and toys. (Everything but car seats, that is, which are regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .)
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2010
The year 2007 became known as "the year of the recall" when the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued warnings on 473 products, the highest annual number in a decade. Many of the voluntary recalls involved imported goods, including children's toys and jewelry that contained toxic lead-based paint. The public outcry led to passage the next year of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which put in place tougher penalties and requirements for an array of products. Inez Tenenbaum, who was sworn in to lead the commission last year, has implemented even more safeguards.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings. The agency urged parents to immediately stop using the slings for babies under 4 months. The recall involves 1 million Infantino "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" slings in the United States and 15,000 in Canada. The slings wrap around the chest so on-the-go parents can carry their babies or just stay close as they bond with their infants.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2010
The year 2007 became known as "the year of the recall" when the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued warnings on 473 products, the highest annual number in a decade. Many of the voluntary recalls involved imported goods, including children's toys and jewelry that contained toxic lead-based paint. The public outcry led to passage the next year of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which put in place tougher penalties and requirements for an array of products. Inez Tenenbaum, who was sworn in to lead the commission last year, has implemented even more safeguards.
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August 14, 1991
Evenflo Product Co. is recalling all of its infant pacifiers decorated with images of Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse because of a choking hazard.In some instances, the characters can separate from the pacifier and pose the danger of choking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.The pacifiers were sold from December through last month, retailing for $2 to $3. Evenflo informed all distributors, wholesalers and retailers of the recall and will ask stores to post warning posters of the action, the commission said.
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December 16, 1990
Simmering pots of potpourri can spice up a stuffy house with all kinds of pleasant scents. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that the devices can flare up when the candle acummulates soot, wax or wick debris.The CPSC suggests you should clean the outside of the bowl before each use, never allow soot to accumulate above or around the candle flame, and keep the candle and wick clean of debris or wick droppings. Also, never let the bowl burn dry and never leave it unattended while burning.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1999
Clarence T. Bishop, a former executive with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, was named senior vice president of the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition yesterday.Bishop will be responsible for government and community relations and for bringing Olympic-related sporting events to the region as the area's bid for the 2012 Summer Games proceeds.In his most recent assignment as deputy executive director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bishop was responsible for overall daily operations of the $45 million independent federal regulatory agency.
NEWS
By MIKE HUGHLETT and MIKE HUGHLETT,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 15, 2006
Citing fire hazards, Dell Computer Co. said yesterday that it would recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries, the largest ever electronics-related recall involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Dell's announcement is the latest in a wave of fire-related recalls involving the standard power source for portable electronic devices: lithium-ion batteries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has tallied 339 incidents in which lithium-ion batteries used in laptops and cell phones - not just Dell products - overheated since 2003.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings. The agency urged parents to immediately stop using the slings for babies under 4 months. The recall involves 1 million Infantino "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" slings in the United States and 15,000 in Canada. The slings wrap around the chest so on-the-go parents can carry their babies or just stay close as they bond with their infants.
NEWS
March 12, 2010
- Federal regulators are recalling more children's jewelry because of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium. This time it's charm bracelets with a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" theme sold at dollar-type stores. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the items should immediately be taken away from children and thrown away. Cadmium emerged as a major safety concern this year after an Associated Press investigation reported that some children's jewelry contained as much as 91 percent of the heavy metal, a carcinogen that also can damage kidneys and bones.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2010
Thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be completely gutted, according to new guidelines released Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The guidelines say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall need to be removed. About 3,000 homeowners have reported problems with the Chinese-made drywall. The agency continues to investigate possible health effects, but preliminary studies have found a possible link between throat, nose and lung irritation and high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas emitted from the wallboard, coupled with formaldehyde, commonly found in new houses.
NEWS
November 18, 1991
Silvio C.J. Patti, an engineer who served on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in the late 1970s, died of cancer Wednesday at Fallston General Hospital. He was 70 and lived in Towson.A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Patti was being offered today at St. Margaret's Church, 141 Hickory Ave. in Bel Air.After retiring in 1982, he owned the Bel Air Card and Gift Shop, and was a part-time teacher of electronics at Catonsville Community College.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elsie R. McDougal Patti; four sons, Joseph Patti and Thomas Patti of Bel Air, John Patti of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Robert Patti of Freeland; a daughter, Barbara Patti of Bel Air; and one granddaughter.
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