Archive for December, 2009

Safety 1st Disney, Eddie Bauer Play Yards Recalled (NewsInferno)

A large recall of about 213,000 Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards has been announced, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled Safety 1st Disney Care Center™ Play Yards and Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yards were manufactured in China and imported by the Dorel [...]

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Dehumidifiers Recalled For Burn Hazard (NewsInferno)

About 98,000 Portable Dehumidifiers, which were manufactured by LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., of China, have been recalled due to fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada just announced. The power connector for the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. To date, LG [...]

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Sprint Fidelis Problems Weigh On Medtronic (NewsInferno)

We have long been writing about the dangerous, sometimes deadly, issue regarding defective cardiac device leads. Now, a report out by UBS Investment Research announced that, “lead failures could accelerate over time,” said Med City News. Lead wires are placed into a major vein and attached to interior heart muscle for the purpose of monitoring heart [...]

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CBO Affirms Savings From Malpractice Reform (NPR)

The Congressional Budget Office explains how an estimate of just $5 billion in deficit-reduction from malpractice reform swelled to $54 billion less than a year later.

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Lead Paint Violation Prompts Recall Of Wooden Toys (NewsInferno)

About 300 Wooden Skill Ball Toys distributed by Kendamaspot LLC, of Redmond, Washington have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The surface paint coating on the ball contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves Oozora and [...]

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