Vermonters Push for Chemical Labeling on Household Products
Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vt.)
Labels on everyday household products in Vermont will include “chemicals of high concern” in a law proposed for the upcoming legislative session.
LA Anti-Counterfeit Initiative Targets Common Household Items
KCAL (Los Angles, Calif.)
Authorities warned the public Tuesday about buying potential counterfeit goods this Christmas season.
RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES
Lawnmowers for Breaking Blades (1)
Lawnmowers for Breaking Blades (2)
Trimmers for Breaking Mufflers
Bed Bug Control Units for Overheating
Children’s Wall Lamps for Entanglement Incidents
Girls’ Jackets for Hood Drawstrings
Playground Tube Slides for Breaking Porthole Windows
ATVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.
Should ATV Safety Be Taught in Schools?
CTV (Toronto, Ontario)
There have been hundreds of ATV accidents across the Maritimes over the years but a group from southwestern New Brunswick is trying to prevent them from happening in the future.
Poisoning Lead Lawsuits
Baltimore City Paper (Baltimore, Md.)
Two decisions by the Maryland Court of Appeals clarify how lead paint cases against private landlords must proceed, and could hamper plaintiffs suing Baltimore.
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY
Study Shows Fewer Michigan Children Riding in Car Seats and Booster Seats
WTVB (Detroit, Mich.)
Fewer children are riding in car seats and booster seats in Michigan, according to an observation study conducted by the Wayne State University Transportation Research Group.
Car Safety for Kids Takes Dip, Study Says
The Detroit News (Detroit, Mich.)
Although the numbers are small a recent survey has shown fewer children are riding in car and booster seats in Michigan.
Is Your Child Safe in Their Car Seat?
WOOD (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Is your child safe when riding in your vehicle? Results from a new study show that fewer Michigan drivers are buckling up their kids safely in car seats or booster seats.
Renewed Call to Make Car Seats Compulsory for UAE Children
The National (Dubai, UAE)
Road safety experts have called for compulsory child car seats and seat belts, and federal traffic laws, to reduce road fatalities.
Increase in Miscarriages Coincided with High Levels of Lead in DC Water, Study Finds
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
Late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions occurred at an unusually high rate among Washington women from 2000 through 2003 — during the same time frame that lead levels were dangerously high in the city’s drinking water, a study has found.
POOLS, SPAS, ETC.
ACCC Warns of Portable Pool Dangers
Pool & Spa (Wahroonga, NSW, Australia)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
Toy Industry Takes Safety Seriously
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
Safety is the number one priority of the toy industry; we take any reference to a connection between toys and a possible hazard to children very seriously.
Toys Used for Safety Testing Repaired, Donated to Kids
WCMH (Columbus, Ohio)
A conference room was turned into the "Island of Misfit Toys" for an hour Tuesday.