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Exploding Toilets: No Laughing Matter

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS11 I-TEAM) – It’s hard not to laugh when you hear the words “exploding toilet.”

There are a lot of jokes, but this is anything but a laughing matter. 868 more words

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Consumer groups urge federal agency to recall tipping IKEA furniture

Three toddlers have died in tip-over accidents involving IKEA’s Malm dressers, and the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission should issue a formal recall of the dressers, four major consumer groups said Wednesday. 591 more words

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Homeowners & Landowners: The U.S. Gov Has You Covered!

Homeowners and landowners! The U.S. Government has several useful publications to help you make knowledgeable decisions about your habitat. Reduce the hazards of lead-based paint. Stop up energy-wasting air leaks. 616 more words

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Federal & State Agencies Probing High Lead Levels In Cra-Z-Art Jewelry Kits

Under federal law, the acceptable level of lead that can be present in a product is capped at 100 parts per million. A recent investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office found 10 times that level of lead in certain children’s jewelry toys sold by national retailers like Target, Walmart, and Amazon, and now federal regulators have opened a probe into the crafts.  554 more words

Polaris Recalls RZR Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard; Severe Burn Injuries, One Death Reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

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Name of product: Polaris RZR recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)

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130,000 Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Recalled After 160 Reports Of Fires & One Death

After receiving 160 reports of fires that resulted in 19 burn injuries and the death of a 15-year-old passenger, Polaris announced Tuesday that it would recall 130,000 recreational off-highway vehicles.  192 more words

After Third Death Linked To Toppling Dressers, IKEA Expands "Repair Program"

Last July, following the deaths of two children crushed by falling IKEA dressers, the retailer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a “repair program” … 458 more words