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Now We're Getting It – Recalls.gov – What More Can be Done?

REDDING, Calif. – It took an article in the local paper about a fire on Christmas Day, caused by a recalled propane barbeque, for me to find out about a new centralized database of recall…

Todd Slaughter

Suit Claims Toyota's Defective Steering Component Caused Baby's Death

EUREKA, Calif. – The Eureka Times-Standard reported on a lawsuit brought by a Hoopa family against Toyota following a fatal single-car crash that occurred on Highway 299 on Christmas Eve in 1997….

Todd Slaughter

Chinese Hair Dryers Recalled – Makes You Want to Pull Your Hair Out

This week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall notice, in cooperation with the manufacturer, of a hand-held electric hair dryer sold at Big Lots Stores in America. The Chinese…

Todd Slaughter

Lasko Products Fined $500,000 for Failure to Report Fans Causing Fires

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has fined Lasko Products of Pennsylvania $500,000 in civil penalties for failing to timely report that their box and floor fans were causing fires….

Todd Slaughter

Atomic Skis USA Recalls Alpine Ski Bindings

Look outside. It’s snowing! The ski resorts will be opening throughout Northern California with fresh powder. Let it snow, let it snow!
If you are an Alpine skier you need to check to see if you…

Todd Slaughter

Toymakers Responsible for Lead Based Injuries Despite Offering Safer Toys Now

A U.S. District Court Judge in Los Angeles has now ruled that a class action against Mattel, Wal-Mart and other toymakers may proceed on allegations of manufacturing and distributing toys containing…

Todd Slaughter

Large US Toymakers Agree to Lead Standards for Christmas

The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that several of the largest toymakers in America agreed to comply with the Federal toy lead standards for the upcoming holiday season. The Federal standards, though adopted earlier year, do not take legal effect until February.

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Can Whole Cuts of Meats Carry Deadly E. coli?

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – A recent outbreak of E. coli poisoning at a Forest Ranch Volunteer Firefighter’s fundraising event raises questions about how the dangerous bacteria could be attributed to…

Todd Slaughter

Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Recalled for Defective Drive-Axle

It is now moving into the fall . It’s time to start getting our snow gear ready for winter fun. If you have a 2008 or 2009 Ski-Doo Snowmobile model listed below, you will need to do one more thing,…

Todd Slaughter

FDA Offices in China. Does it Really Mean Safer Products from China?

It has recently been reported that China has granted the United States diplomatic approval to open three Food and Drug Administration offices in China. The Department of Health and Human Services…