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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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CPSC issues another fire gel recall

On September 1, 2011

Ceramic fire gel pots are a fire and burn hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued two fire gel recalls. The second one involves 2 million bottles of gel fuels involving multiple brands.

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Crib standards improved – drop side cribs removed from the market

On June 28, 2011

Infant safety is taking a big step forward today as new Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rules take effect banning drop side cribs.  Manufacturers and stores that sell cribs can no longer make or sell drop-side cribs. That’s the biggest change with these new standards after infants died. From 2005-2010, the CPSC recalled more than 9 million drop-side cribs. Click…

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CPSC investigates claims of injuries from firepots and their fuel

On June 17, 2011

Look around your yard this weekend as there may be a fire hazard. Firepots and the gel that’s used to fuel them are under investigation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission over reports of injuries.  A national retailer is also pulling the products off store shelves over the alleged safety concerns. The New York Times first reported that two people were severely…

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Crib safety heats up – Illinois AG questions safety of bumpers

On January 13, 2011

If you have a young child, you know the debate over crib safety. Drop side cribs will be banned in June, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has an entire page dedicated to safe sleeping. The Illinois Attorney General thinks more needs to be done, and sent a letter to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association about the dangers of crib…

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Consumer outlook for 2011

On January 3, 2011

2010 was a ground-breaking year for consumers, as we gain added financial protections.  From credit cards to gift cards, consumers saw change in 2010. 2011 will be full of change, too.  Consumer safety, consumer protection, and consumer prices will be hot topics.  Here’s a look at what I feel will be key issues in 2011. 1.  The new Bureau of Consumer…