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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...
Tags: Ecommerce, Consumer Product Safety Commission


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)
Tags: News, Washington, Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Mall


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


Morning Docket: 05.22.18

* A full 85 percent of companies aren't ready for the GDPR implementation deadline later this week, meaning... well probably nothing, but let's freak out about it anyway. [Corporate Counsel] * Jones Day's Dana Baiocco tabbed by Trump administration to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to end Democratic leadership on that board. So get ready for exploding bottles and nails just sticking out of stuffed animals... because "freedom." [National Law Journal] * DOJ tests new investigative tactic...
Tags: Privacy, Law, Washington Post, Banking, Fbi, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Racism, Aclu, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, South Carolina, Courthouse News Service, Gdpr, Trump


The Multiple Uses of Justice Scalia

Calvin TerBeek Shortly after President Clinton’s 1996 re-election, an originalist law professor took to the pages of National Review (NR) to propose that Justice Scalia run for president on the Republican ticket in 2000. “No one else of prominence in America’s public life,” wrote John McGinnis, “makes the case for conservatism better than Scalia.” Scalia was “a matchless expositor of laissez-faire economics, and yet no can doubt that he believes as intensely in social conservatism ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Court, America, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Atlantic, United States, Warren, Evans, University Of Chicago, Republic, Chevron, Kennedy, Branding, Clinton, Guest Blogger


US Agency to Debate How the Internet of Things Could Kill You

There are innumerable ways to die and now, a US government agency wants to discuss some new, internet-connected ones. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is now accepting public comments on “potential safety issues and hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products.” In short, please tell the…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Internet Of Tings, 1000 Ways To Die


Amazon Recalls 260,000 Portable Power Banks For Fire Hazard

Amazon is recalling 260,000 AmazonBasics portable power banks that can "overheat and ignite," according to a release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received more than 50 reports of the power banks overheating in the U.S., causing chemical burns and property damage. CNBC reports: "Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return the unit and receive a full refund," the release says. Amazon ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cnbc


5 Tips For Product Startups Wrestling With State & Federal Regulations

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, burdensome government regulations are directly responsible for the long-term decline in small business formation. Despite a 40% increase in population, Americans started about 11% fewer businesses in 2013 than 1980. It was never easy to strike out on your own, but it’s even harder today. Some companies know this better than others. Take Zen Magnets, a Colorado-based magnet distributor run by entrepreneur Shihan Qu. Zen Magnets endured a years-long batt...
Tags: Startups, Colorado, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Compliance, Others, Legal Issues, Small Business Administration, U S Chamber of Commerce, SBA, Shihan, Regulatory Issues, Industry Regulations, Take Zen Magnets, Shihan Qu Zen Magnets, SREM


Specialized Bicycle recalls 5,500 Allez model bikes

Morgan Hill, CA-based Specialized Bicycle Components is delivering the first of its replacement forks for 5,500 Allez model bicycles that were recalled after a report of a cracked fork. The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends owners stop riding the bicycles and contact their dealer to learn how to get free installation of … Continue reading
Tags: Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recall, Cycling, Main Page, Morgan Hill Ca, Bicycle Industry


P&G, YouTube and Others Respond to Tide Pod Challenge

It has to be one of P&G’s worst nightmares—kids are popping Tide Pods in their mouths as part of a Tide Pod Challenge that’s been sweeping YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram. In the first 15 days of this year, Fortune reports, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) have reported 39 cases of deliberate ingestion of the single-load laundry detergent capsules. That’s the same number reported in all of 2016; last year 2017, there were 53 cases of intentional exposure. Since 2012, e...
Tags: Washington Post, Youtube, Uncategorized, Advertising, Social Media, Crisis Management, Pr, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Rob Gronkowski, P&G, Fortune, Fmcg, Vinnie, Brooklyn NY, Procter Gamble, American Academy of Pediatrics


Is your favorite Christmas toy in the Hall of Fame or the hall of shame?

How many toys have you played with in your life? Chances are you’ve come across some if not all of the 65 that have been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. The Toy Hall of Fame is part of the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. The Hall of Fame accepts nominations from the public, but to be inducted, the nominees must be approved by historians and educators with background and appreciation of learning and play. On the other hand, there are the toys banned for being dangerous....
Tags: Business, News, Infographic, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Soccer, Hall of Fame, Mattel, Rochester New York, Clack, Strong National Museum of Play, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Be sure to return your Netgear Arlo add-on power adapter — it could catch fire

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the Netgear Arlo's add-on power adapter, noting that the cord can actually overheat and melt, leading to potentially dangerous circumstances. The post Be sure to return your Netgear Arlo add-on power adapter — it could catch fire appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recall, Smart Home, Power Adapter, Netgear Arlo


Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety standard.
Tags: News, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Consumer Protection, Trump, Dana, Ann Marie, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Recalls and Bans of Products, Ann Marie Buerkle, Buerkle, Baiocco


Toys 'R' Us recalls clay over mold risk

Toys "R" Us is recalling about 6,000 "totally me!" clay craft kits after mold was discovered in the clay, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
Tags: News, US, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Stories


From fidget spinners to a talking doll, avoid these dangerous toys, group says

Not even bad girls and boys deserve this aisle of misfit toys, says a consumer advocacy group that unveiled a list Tuesday, Nov. 21, of potentially unsafe holiday gifts for children. The California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund’s 32nd annual “Trouble in Toyland” report lists toys the group considers hazardous because of high lead content, privacy concerns or other safety issues. Dr. Touraj Shafai, Children’s Medical Group pediatrician, speaks about the medical concerns of haz...
Tags: News, Holidays, Germany, Disney, California News, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Soccer, Balloons, Bulls, Riverside, Toyland, Riverside Calif, Cayla, CALPIRG, Top Stories PE


IKEA relaunches recall of dressers after Buena Park toddler killed

Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall. The death of a Buena Park toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in ...
Tags: Business, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recall, Canada, Soccer, Ikea, Local News, Malm, CPSC, Feldman, Dudek, Buena Park, Petersson, Ann Marie Buerkle, Lars Petersson


IKEA relaunches recall of dressers after death of Buena Park toddler

Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall. The death of a Buena Park toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in ...
Tags: Business, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recall, Canada, Soccer, Ikea, Local News, Malm, CPSC, Feldman, Dudek, Buena Park, Petersson, Ann Marie Buerkle, Lars Petersson


Watchdog Group Releases List of "10 Worst Toys" For 2017 Holiday Season

This week, safety watchdog W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) released their 45th annual list of nominees for the 10 Worst Toys of 2017, highlighting "potentially hazardous toys [that] should not be in the hands of children." Here's what they want parents to watch out for during this gift-buying season. Toy 1: 'Itty Bittys' Baby Stacking Toy, by Hallmark HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR CHOKING INJURIES. "This plush Disney-themed stacking toy with four rattling rings is sold without age recom...
Tags: Design, Disney, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Hasbro, Toy, Mattel, Kipp Brothers, Razor USA LLC, Brianna Babydoll, Melissa Doug HAZARD