Product Safety

Ignite USA LLC Recalls Children's Tumblers
November 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Ignite USA LLC, Atlanta, announced a recall of its Bueno by Contigo Kids' Straw Tumblers due to a risk of ingestion. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), if children chew on the drinking straw, small pieces can break off into their…

Bangladesh Says 80 Percent of Garment Factories Are Safe
November 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The Bangladesh government found more than 80 percent of Bangladesh's garment factories supplying global retailers to be safe, the government said on Monday, citing improvements made after a deadly 2013 accident. Syed Ahmed, the inspector general of factories, said a 1,475 garment factories had been assessed as part of a government initiative supported by the…

When Negotiating, Choose Your Words Very, Very Carefully
November 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

There's a reason negotiating often is referred to as an art: Achieving what you want without settling or offending the other party is a tricky business. From body language to discussion strategies, there are thousands of tips for getting it right. Now comes a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that…

Logomark Partners with Pisen
November 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Logomark, Tustin, Calif., announced that it has partnered with Pisen, Shenzhen, China, to bring Asia’s largest retail power bank brand to the promotional industry. “In today’s mobile-dependent world, Pisen power banks are perhaps one of the most relevant corporate promotional items we have yet to…

Some 3-D Printing Materials Are Toxic
November 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

3-D printers, all the rage in recent years for their ability to simply and affordably create a multitude of items, may have a dark side: New research suggests some of the materials they use are toxic to fish and perhaps other animals as well. The story began when Shirin Oskui, a graduate student at the…

Maeli Rose Recalls Children's Hoodies
November 5, 2015 at 5:58 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Maeli Rose, Arcadia, Calif., is recalling its Girl's Hoodie due to a strangulation hazard. The hoodie has a drawstring that poses a risk of strangulation inside of the hood's lining surrounding the face. The drawstring can…

Nonprofit Introduces Compliance Stamp for Personal Care Items
November 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Consumer products are held to high standards to ensure product safety and compliance. However, cosmetic products and their ingredients do not need to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental health…

Sunken Cargo Ship El Faro Believed to Be Found
November 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm

The El Faro, the cargo ship that went missing during Hurricane Joaquin, may have been found. According to NJ.com, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that a U.S. Navy search team found the wreckage at a depth of approximately 15,000 feet, near the ship's last-known…

Pottery Barn Kids Recalling Water Bottles Over Lead Paint
November 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Pottery Barn Kids recalled water bottles that contained excess levels of lead paint. Approximately 15,200 stainless steel "Avengers" and Darth Vader water bottles are being recalled, most of which were sold in the U.S. The CPSC said the "gray…

CPSC Recalls Ceramic Mugs
October 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Lighthouse Christian Products Co., Schaumburg, Ill., recalled two ceramic mugs due to a potential burn hazard. The mugs—the "Pastor's Wife" model (18208) and "Serve with Gladness" model (18209)—were sold at Family Christian Stores, Lifeway Christian Stores, Mardel and other Christian…