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Boppy Recalls Over Three Million Baby Pillows Following Eight Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of several varieties of the Boppy Company’s newborn loungers for suffocation risks, after linking the product to the deaths of eight babies. These recalled products include Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. The infants reportedly suffocated after…

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Burn Hazard Leads to Recall of Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Cookers

The holiday season isn’t the best time to learn that your favorite express cooker has been recalled, especially when there’s not enough time in the day to cook the meals you are craving the most. Millions of people have been relying on express cookers to help feed their families during the Coronavirus pandemic. With children…

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Purell Sued after Claiming Its Hand Sanitizers Prevent Illness

Health experts agree hand sanitizers are effective as a backup or in tandem to washing hands as part of a regimen for killing viruses, like the flu or MRSA. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also regulates these products, preventing manufacturers of these products from claiming they prevent any specific illness or disease.…

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We Need to Talk about Safety Inspections

Over the last month, the news headlines have been dominated by Boeing: the software that failed, the regulations that were loosened, and the number of people who have died on 737 MAX crashes because of systemic failures to keep planes safe. It’s an important story, because it highlights just how much damage self-regulation with an…

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