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CPSC: Best Buy And Its Closeout Stores Sold Electronics And Furniture After Recall

Once an item has been formally recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, it becomes illegal to sell that item. Yet the CPSC reports that Best Buy, Magnolia, Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom, and TechLiquidators continued to sell products that had already been recalled in 2012 and 2013.


Nest Labs Smoke + CO Alarms Recalled for Repair

Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms have been recalled for repairs due delayed response from the unit after being activated. The recall includes approximately 440,000 units.


Five Numbers Highlighting the Danger of Consumer Fireworks

Five statistics from a data study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of fireworks injuries between June 21, 2013 to July 21, 2013. CPSC documented 240 injuries during this study. 146 more words

CPSC "Fireworks Safety 2014"

We have an updated version of our Fireworks Injuries infographic. The risks are the same. The only change is in the numbers.

Personal Safety

Testing Assumptions

This week I had the pleasure of speaking to the leadership and staff of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.  The association accredits third party testing laboratories to a wide range of standards including, but not limited to those issued by the CPSC.  468 more words


Which Fireworks, If Any, Are Legal In My State?

Like many kids whose families made biannual treks down I-95 to Florida, I used to beg my mom to please let me stock up on all the brightly colored and colorfully named fireworks you could buy at places like South of the Border. 531 more words