Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

January 7th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

January 7th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Munire Recalls "Newport" Cribs and Matching Furniture Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


The red paint which is underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested by young children lead can cause adverse health effects.

Munire Recalls "Newport" Cribs and Matching Furniture Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


The red paint which is underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested by young children lead can cause adverse health effects.

Cribs Recalled after Child Is Poisoned by Lead Paint

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


If you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken a hiatus to help cover the economic crisis but will sometimes resurface here when news warrants. What has lured me back today is a recall of 3,000 “Newport” cribs and 6,000 matching furniture pieces made by Munire Furniture of Piscataway, N.J. for having lead paint in excess of federal […]

SNL Finds a Way to Make Unsafe Toys Funny

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


Product safety is mostly not funny. So here’s a rare bit of levity to brighten your day, courtesy of Ed Mierzwinski over at U.S. PIRG. Apparently, Saturday Night Live used the advocacy group’s Annual Trouble in Toyland report to make a joke. It’s actually PIRG’s second mention on SNL, as Ed will proudly tell you. […]

"Results May Vary"

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


We’ve all seen that line, flashing across the screen in tiny print during some infomercial as a svelte young gal or guy explains they lost a gazillion pounds by trying the Flabinator or some other drug and/or exercise device. The Federal Trade Commission wants to know what you think about some changes the commission has […]

SNL Finds a Way to Make Unsafe Toys Funny

December 18th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


Product safety is mostly not funny. So here’s a rare bit of levity to brighten your day, courtesy of Ed Mierzwinski over at U.S. PIRG. Apparently, Saturday Night Live used the advocacy group’s Annual Trouble in Toyland report to make a joke. It’s actually PIRG’s second mention on SNL, as Ed will proudly tell you. […]

"Results May Vary"

December 18th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


We’ve all seen that line, flashing across the screen in tiny print during some infomercial as a svelte young gal or guy explains they lost a gazillion pounds by trying the Flabinator or some other drug and/or exercise device. The Federal Trade Commission wants to know what you think about some changes the commission has […]

Sen. Boxer Says CPSC Got It Wrong on Phthalates

December 18th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


Earlier this week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s General Counsel issued a legal opinion laying out how the agency plans to enforce the temporary ban on certain kinds of phthalates in teethers, pacifiers and other children’s products. The ban was mandated by the new product safety law that was enacted in August. Phthalates are used […]