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More than 4.8M Units of Potentially Dangerous Imported Products Discovered During Fiscal Year 2012 Government Screenings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ended fiscal year 2012 having stopped a total of about 4.8 million units of products that violated U.S. safety rules or were found to be hazardous during the fiscal year (October 2011 to … Continue reading

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President of LM Import-Export Sentenced Prison and Fined for Importing Banned Children’s Products

Florida Federal District Court Judge Kathleen M. Williams issued a significant sentenced Hung Lam, President of LM Import-Export Inc., to 22 months incarceration in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine for pleading guilty to conspiracy … Continue reading

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Boston Bicyclist Struck and Killed

A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate … Continue reading

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Papa Bear Loungeabouts Recalled for Flammability

 The playful papa bear loungeabouts have been recalled due to flammability standard failure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (UPCPSC) claims that about 10,000 of these pajamas have been recalled as they pose a burn injury risk to the kids … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s CEO Steps Down

Following an embarrassing streak of recalls, Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) longtime CEO, Bill Weldon, has announced his resignation as the health care giant’s top executive. Product recalls ranging from Tylenol to Benadryl have cost the company hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Lee Carter Co. Announces Voluntary Recall of Two Kids Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Lee Carter Co.’s action figure toys and baby rattles, manufactured in Mexico. About 7,000 of the Super Luchamania Action Figures were sold. The recalled action figures, sold in … Continue reading

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Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.  Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at … Continue reading

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Instant Soup: A Serious Burn Threat To Children

Parents now have to be aware of yet another danger to children – studies have shown that instant cups of soup present a serious risk of scalding and scarring. The danger lies in the product’s design. The styrofoam cups full … Continue reading

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A Simple Oral Procedure Leaves a Family in Mourning

In March, a simple tooth extraction procedure put 17-year-old Jennifer Olenicvk into cardiac arrest.  Allegations against the oral surgeon, Dr. Domenick Colleti, and anesthesiologist, Dr. Krista Mechelle Issacs, are based upon alleged negligence in addressing an apparent anesthesia error once … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson: Not So Kid Friendly?

After the death of their two year old son, Daniel and Katy Moore of Ellensburg, Washington claim Very Berry Strawberry to be the culprit in River Moore’s liver failure. The infant showed symptoms of infection only 30 seconds after ingestion … Continue reading

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