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Gerber and Beech-Nut Called Out For Not Recalling Products Containing Heavy Metals!

Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., spoke out. “Today’s report reveals that companies not only under-report the high levels of toxic content in their baby food but also knowingly keep toxic products on the market….the baby food industry has consistently cut corners and put profit over the health of babies and children.” Learn more.

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Holding Amazon Accountable for Selling Hazardous Products

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The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) recently sued Amazon in an attempt to force the company to take responsibility and recall hazardous products being sold on their website, Amazon.com. The committee is arguing that Amazon’s handling its “Fulfilled by Amazon” products make it a distributor under the law. However, Amazon refuses to take that responsibility. Learn more.

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Fisher-Price Was Responsible For Selling Products They Knew Caused Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock 'n Glide Southers

Fisher-Price continued to sell products to unsuspecting parents resulting in numerous infant deaths, despite knowing that its products were linked to a preventable risk of infant death. Fisher-Price knew about the risks and concerns surrounding the Rock’ n Play Sleeper product soon after its release; however, the company left the product on the market until the voluntary recall in 2019. It’s concerning that Fisher-Price knew the risks their products present but continued to sell multiple products for years without making any recalls or giving any warnings.

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Peleton Treadmill Claimed Unsafe by CPSC

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Although the CPSC believes that the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death. the company is refusing to do so. In Massachusetts, the law requires product manufacturers like Peloton to sell products that do not pose an unreasonable risk to consumers. Learn more.

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Ask Dr John Esq – Snowblower Injuries – Toro Recalls Its Snowblower Because of Amputation Hazard

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled snowthrowers/snowblowers manufactured by the Toro Company.

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Child Car Seats May Not Be Safe As Advertised

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Congressional Investigation Finds Many Booster Seat Makers “Endangered” Children’s Lives After Review of “Meaningless Safety Testing” — ProPublica

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Preventable Injuries, Playground Safety and How to Protect Your Children

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Starts Multiple Investigations

gm ignitions switch recall slide from safer car.gov - use only the ignition key with nothing else on the key ring

In Massachusetts, all manufacturers promise that products sold here are fit for their ordinary, intended purposes, which includes both those uses which the manufacturer intended and those uses and misuses which are reasonably foreseeable. If a product is more dangerous

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Graco Recalls Nearly 3.8 million Child Car Seats

Manufacturers of products intended for children cannot make products unnecessarily dangerous. When manufacturers do and a child suffers harm, that manufacturer is responsible for the harm. Graco, a division of Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid, agreed to a voluntary safety recall to

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How can we keep our families safe from using dangerous products?

Sean and Lexi Munroe, 7 and 8 year old siblings respectively, of Franklin, Massachusetts, died tragically when they were locked inside a Lane hope chest and suffocated. The Hope Chest had a lid that locked on the outside when the

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