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Mattel: Buybacks, Barbie and dead babies

I used to be of the view that suggested that buybacks were just another way of distributing to shareholders - a bit like dividends, selectively applied.You could turn a buyback into a dividend by selling your own shares in precisely the proportion that the company bought shares back. Then your percentage ownership was unchanged and you would have (in cash) your share of the monies that the company distributed to its owners. I used to think that. But it isn't quite true. Because companies can im...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Elon Musk, Congress, Tesla, Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States, New York Times, Hasbro, Silicon Valley, John, Bill Ackman, Valeant, Barbie, Mario Kart, Wilsons


Samsung's $2000 Galaxy Fold phones are breaking — here are some of the biggest smartphone fiascos over the years (AAPL)

 Several journalists are reporting that they're experiencing major issues with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the first-ever foldable smartphone from a major manufacturer.  It's just the latest smartphone fiasco, following a string of similar disasters like the iPhone "bendgate" scandal and Samsung's own issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Here are the biggest smartphone disasters of all time.  Samsung's foldable phone hasn't even officially hit stores, but the reviewers who have gotten their ha...
Tags: Apple, US, Samsung, Trends, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold


Fisher-Price Recalls All Rock ’N Play Sleepers Due To Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the sleeper after an analysis linked it to more than 30 deaths.
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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ’n Play Sleeper Linked to Infant Deaths

A week after issuing a safety warning about the product, the company said it was taking all 4.7 million units off the market.
Tags: News, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Infant Mortality, Mattel Inc, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sudden infant death syndrome, Recalls and Bans of Products, Accidents and Safety, Fisher-Price Inc


Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleepers recalled after more than 30 infant deaths

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are recalling all of the company's Rock 'n Play Sleepers, with the commission linking the product to over 30 infant deaths in 10 years.
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Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleepers recalled as officials confirm over 30 infant deaths

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling all Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers, linking the product to over 30 infant deaths.
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2 makers of popular baby products just avoided recalls, even as federal officials acknowledge safety problems

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, for the second time in recent months, has sided with manufacturers of baby products that have caused death or injury to infants.
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Consumer Product Safety Commission Warns Parents About 'Rock 'n Play' Infant Rocker

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with toy maker Fisher-Price are warning parents about using the "Rock 'n Play" infant rocker — which has been linked to at least 10 infant deaths.
Tags: News, Consumer Product Safety Commission, U S Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher Price


Consumer safety agency sides with makers of unsafe baby products again

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, for the second time in recent months, has sided with manufacturers of baby products that have caused death or injury to infants.
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Federal consumer safety agency, for second time in months, sides with makers of unsafe baby products

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, for the second time in recent months, has sided with manufacturers of baby products that have caused death or injury to infants.
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Warning About Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Issued After Infant Deaths

The Rock ’n Play is a favorite among parents, but federal regulators and Fisher-Price warned parents to stop using it once their baby can roll over.
Tags: News, Parenting, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Infant Mortality, Mattel Inc, Fisher Price, Children and Childhood, Babies and Infants, Rock N Play, Fisher-Price Inc


Government and Fisher-Price issue warning for Rock 'n Play after 10 infant deaths reported

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price issued a warning about use of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play after 10 infants deaths.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Fisher-Price says 10 infants have died using Rock 'n Play sleeper

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking customers to stop using a Fisher Price's baby sleeper because 10 infants have died after being left in the sleeper.
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How A Stroller Company Avoided A Recall With Help From The Chair Of The CPSC

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel about how the acting chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission helped a stroller company avoid a forced recall.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Npr, CPSC, Audie Cornish, Todd Frankel


$400 Power Wheels Barbie Campers recalled because of faulty foot pedal

Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because they can keep running after the foot pedal is released. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price has received 17 complaints. No injuries have been reported. The model FRC29 battery-operated vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. They include a play kitchen, a fold-out grill and pretend campfire. They were sold exclusively by Walmar...
Tags: Walmart, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Soccer, Barbie, Fisher Price, Power Wheels Barbie Campers, Children 's Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers


Renee Moilanen: The weight of the world on our kid’s shoulders

As much as I support the idea of children walking to school, I cringe every time my third-grade son hefts his gargantuan bookbag onto his shoulders and trudges hunchbacked toward campus. Loaded up with his required laptop, lunchbox and textbooks, my son’s bookbag weighs 14 pounds. That’s nearly 25 percent of his body weight, a hefty addition on his half-mile trek to school, which is – I swear I’m not exaggerating – uphill both ways. If I had to haul an extra 30 pounds on my back to get to work, ...
Tags: Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Soccer, Chromebook, Local News, Redondo Beach, American Academy of Pediatrics, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


‘Obviously, They’re Men’: Fox News Spends 3 Minutes On ‘Gingerbread People’

“The War on Christmas is a global struggle,” Tucker Carlson said Tuesday night at the beginning of a through-the-looking-glass segment kvetching about gender-neutral gingerbread cookies at a cafe in Scotland. For three-and-a-half minutes in the 8 p.m. hour, the Fox News host, who recently complained about “dirty” immigrants, and radio host Tammy Bruce zeroed in on the newest issue of international importance: Asserting, once and for all, that the holiday cookie recipe makes men. According to ...
Tags: News, Kentucky, Scotland, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fox News, Trump, Tucker Carlson, National Review, Bruce, Carlson, Tammy Bruce, Matt Shuham, Fox News Spends


This Robin in a Sun Hat (and the Government) Want You to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s approach to social media is designed to save lives and get laughs at the same time. Here are its best holiday safety tips.
Tags: Toys, News, Christmas, Social Media, Gifts, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Candles, Christmas Trees, Consumer Protection, Robin, U S Consumer Product Safety Commission, Children and Childhood, Accidents and Safety, Holidays and Special Occasions


H.R. 7115 Outlaws ‘Assault Weapon’ Parts Kits & Private Sales

Ar15 Lower Parts U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- The Democrats in Congress have hurried to introduce restrictive anti-Second Amendment legislation. Progressivism detests the concept of the Second Amendment in its bones.Congressman Pallone, a Democrat from New Jersey, has introduced H.R. 7115.  The bill outlaws the private manufacture of guns by requiring a serial number be applied for, and received, before manufacture. Thus, all legal private making of guns would be recorded by the government,. The ma...
Tags: England, Guns, Congress, Australia, California, Department Of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States, Connecticut, New Jersey, Arizona, Federal Trade Commission, Second Amendment, Kavanaugh, Heller, Pallone


United States: FTC Releases Comment On Internet Of Things And Consumer Product Hazards - Jones Day

On June 15, the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Bureau of Consumer Protection ("BCP") issued a comment in response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's request for comments on potential hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products.
Tags: News, Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection BCP


About American Manufacturing: What “Made In America” Really Means

Take a moment to think about your closet and everything inside. Chances are a big portion has labels that read “Made in China” or “Made in Bangladesh”. Maybe a few pieces have a proud “Made in America’ tag, but we bet these pieces are a minority. Although consumers still rely on imported textiles and clothing and appreciate the lower price tag, there is something to be said for the quality of the items made and manufactured within our home country. Domestic manufacturing has a significant impact...
Tags: Business, Mexico, China, India, Global, America, Development, Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Lifehacks, Clean Air, Louisville Kentucky, China Textiles, Costa Rica Only Louisville Sluggers


Anti-Gun Publisher The Trace Get Something Right

Opinion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Earlier this week, FiveThirtyEight collaborated with The Trace to report that the CDC is publishing unreliable data on nonfatal firearms injuries.Fatal firearms injury data from the CDC is based on death certificates. Nonfatal injury data is collected through a survey conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The survey is small – only 100 out of 5,534 registered hospitals are surveyed and only 66...
Tags: Guns, Cdc, Chicago, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Baltimore, Vermont, Boston University School of Public Health, David Hemenway, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Bogus Research, The Trace, Hemenway, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC


60% of Customers Would Pay More for Made In America, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

the phrase “Made in the USA” is more than just a slogan. It represents the manufacturing capability of the country. And according to an infographic from Standard Textile, US manufacturing drives more innovation than any other sector in the country. The infographic is titled, “Advanced U.S. Manufacturing: Strengthening Communities and the Economy.” And it points out how quality manufacturing using advanced technologies affects the overall economy and gives US companies a competitive edge. This c...
Tags: Usa, China, US, Sales, America, Research, Consumer Product Safety Commission, US China, NAM, Standard Textile US, The National Association of Manufacturers NAN, Small Business Manufacturing According, Advanced U S Manufacturing, Standard Textile, Standard Textile This


60% of Americans Would Pay More for Made In America, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

A product with the “Made in the USA” tag is more than a slogan, as it represents the manufacturing capability of the country. And according to an infographic from Standard Textile, US manufacturing drives more innovation than any other sector in the country. The infographic is titled, “Advanced U.S. Manufacturing: Strengthening Communities and the Economy.” And it points out how quality manufacturing using advanced technologies affects the overall economy and gives US companies a competitive ed...
Tags: Usa, China, US, Sales, Research, Consumer Product Safety Commission, US China, NAM, Standard Textile US, The National Association of Manufacturers NAN, Small Business Manufacturing According, Advanced U S Manufacturing, Standard Textile


Boy Scout neckerchief slides recalled

The Boy Scouts of America have recalled their neckerchief ties due to lead.According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the ties contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. 100,000 units of neckerchief ties sold between February 2018 and August 2018 are affected.According to the CPSC, the affected ties will have P.O. number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630. The CPSC recommends that parents take away the ties from children. According t...
Tags: America, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Local News, CPSC




Feds Seem to Favor 'Light Touch' IoT Regulation

The Internet of Things may be in its infancy, but the U.S. government has been gearing up to determine what the proper federal role should be, both for encouraging and for regulating the use of IoT technology. Two recent developments have underscored the government's interest in IoT. On the regulatory front, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an initiative to determine a framework for regulation related to IoT. The agency finished taking comments from IT providers, other aff...
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Buckyballs are back

Years ago – six years ago, to be exact – a toy called Buckyballs came under attack by government officials intent on destroying fun. The Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the toys, which we noted were tiny rare earth magnets that were good for play but bad for a snack, because a few overzealous children swallowed one or two and found themselves in gastrointestinal distress. The lawsuit against ZenMagnets, creators of Buckyballs, began as a “recall prior to record of injury,” something un...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Toys, Magnets, Tech, Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, Mandala, Tenth Circuit, Buckyballs, Shihan Qu


This July 4, Don't Be Like These Dummies: How Not To Set Off Fireworks

Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Americans to use fireworks responsibly. It does this by blowing up a bunch of mannequins on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.(Image credit: U.S. CPSC)
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Zen Magnets prevails in CPSC action

Six years into its battle, tiny-magnet maker Zen Magnets has won another key round against the Consumer Product Safety Commission in court, persuading a Colorado federal court to reverse a Commission order ordering a halt to its sales [Nancy Nord] A larger and at the time better known maker of tiny magnet sets, Buckyballs, folded under the Commission’s pressure. More on Zen Magnets’ fight here and here. Tags: Buckyballs, CPSC Zen Magnets prevails in CPSC action is a post from Overlawyere...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Uncategorized, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Commission, CPSC, Nancy Nord, Buckyballs, Zen Magnets