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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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…