Consumer Product Safety Commission

Latest Consumer Product Safety Commission Items
  • Adult portable bed handles recalled; 3 deaths

    About 113,000 adult portable bed handles used to help people get into and out of bed are being recalled following reports of three deaths.


  • Buckyballs

    EDITORIAL: Buckyballs and the risks of unsafe government

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is run by humorless folks who are pleased to ban little toys on the remote chance that a child somewhere might skin a knee or bruise an elbow. They're out to bubble-wrap society.


  • NY Sen. Schumer wants child-safe medicine bottles

    Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called for safer packaging for children's medicine bottles in order to help prevent an estimated 10,000 emergency room visits a year.


  • Buckyballs

    'Buckyballs' no more: Barnes & Noble, big retailers recall magnetic sets

    Six retailers have agreed to a voluntary recall of a brand of potentially dangerous high-powered magnet sets after the manufacturer refused to participate.


  • Warning about single-load liquid laundry packets

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to be careful with those little single-load liquid laundry packets.


  • Buckyballs

    EDITORIAL: Bye, bye, Buckyballs

    The killjoys at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are trying to ban a popular toy known as Buckyballs. These are balls made from powerful rare-earth magnets that stick together and can be rearranged into interesting geometric shapes. It's just the sort of thing one would expect to see on the desk of a corporate executive for use as a stress reliever during a boring conference call.


  • **FILE** Christmas lights illuminate 125th Street in Harlem. (Associated Press)

    Government: Holiday decorating injuries on the rise

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other decorating activities are on the rise.


  • Illustration: 99.99% lead-free teddy bear by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NORD: Playing around with toy makers

    The Obama administration has recognized that excessive and unnecessarily burdensome regulation is a drag on the economy. As the administration has worked to promote job creation, it has publicized its efforts directing agencies to eliminate or revise unnecessarily burdensome and inefficient regulations. Apparently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has not gotten the word.


  • Gov't agency vote means lower lead in toys

    The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world. The move was praised by consumer advocates but denounced by critics worried about job losses and shuttered businesses.


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