Kids die after they swallow button batteries

Everyday products in our home like a remote control or bathroom scale may contain a dangerous battery that’s killed 17 children and injured others.  That’s why the Consumer Product Safety Commission is pushing for tougher standards, and a bill is pending in Congress. Companies are heeding the warnings and taking action. At just 15 months…

CPSC issues another fire gel recall

Just in time for Labor Day, you may want to put away your ceramic fire gel pots. After a June recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a second one that involves 2 million bottles of gel fuels. Flash fires and burns are the concern. Brands involved in the recall include Bird Brain, Bond…

Two consumer changes caught in the crosshairs of debate

Two new consumer rules that will transform two different industries are under attack. The Consumer Product Safety Commission will launch a public database in March with consumer complaints about products. The site, Safer Products,  is already taking complaints from parents in advance of the official launch. There is concern the data will be unverified and give anyone the…