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Pierce Egerton

CPSC Still Receiving Reports of Severe Head Injuries to Falling Babies in Bumbo Baby Seats

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reissuing an alert to parents and caregivers regarding Bumbo Baby Seats. Despite earlier alerts, the CPSC is still receiving…

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High-Powered Magnets – Fun for Adults, Potentially Deadly for Kids

I’m not big on desktop toys, but I have a colleague who is. You know what I mean, Newton’s cradles, levitating globes and high-powered magnets. It is important to remember…

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Violent Video Game Players Show Different Brain Activity, Emotional Desensitization

After excessively violent events, shoot ‘em up games regularly come under scrutiny. In Norway, several first-person shooter games actually disappeared from the market for a while after the…

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Coin-Sized Batteries Pose Deadly Threat to Toddlers, the Elderly

We’ve all seen those coin-sized batteries. They’re called “button batteries” and they power all sorts of devices from hearing aids to remote controls. As these little…

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Beware the Flood of Post-Irene Flooded Cars

I remember hearing about the problem after Hurricane Floyd and then again after Hurricane Katrina. We’re bound to see it again in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The…

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Recall — Bike Trailer Can Detach Causing Child to Crash

I’m not much of a bicyclist. But a lot of people in my neighborhood are. Every weekend I see a great many bicycles sporting trailers with one or more small child passengers.
Today the U.S. Consumer…

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Drug-Resistant Salmonella Contamination Prompts New Recall of Ground Turkey

Last month I blogged here and here about the massive recall by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation of 36 million pounds of ground turkey potentially tainted with the deadly antibiotic-resistant…

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Amputation & Fall Hazard Prompts Recall of Phil&Teds USA’s Table-Top Clip-on Chair

Parents know how important it is to stay up to date on recalls. This is particularly true in the case of infant and toddler chairs. Little arms, legs, fingers and toes can and do find any…

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Exercise Equipment Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $425,000 In Failure to Report Hazard Claim

Exercise equipment manufacturer, Perfect Fitness, agreed to pay a $425,000 penalty to settle claims brought by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The penalty agreement stems from…

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Sprouts With a Side of Salmonella – FDA Recalls Certain Sprouts

I love sprouts. They are crunchy, delicious and usually healthy. But not when they come with a side of a rare strain of salmonella. Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a…