Product Recalls
12 Million Shrieks Over Cadmium Found in McDonald’s Shrek Glasses

In the I can’t-believe-this-happened category, McDonald’s is recalling 12 million Shrek classes because they contain toxic cadmium, reports The Wall Street Journal. While McDonald’s claims the glasses are within safety Continue Reading →

News Affecting Children

The last few days have been overloaded with parenting-related stories. Consider all that has been happening: CPSC Recalls 1.8 Million Dart Guns After Deaths It’s been three years since a Continue Reading →

Consumers Union Is Building
National School Safety Coalition

Who is responsible for keeping children safe? In America, we usually put that responsibility in the hands of parents. In fact, the difficulty of protecting our kids is ridiculously complex. Continue Reading →

Product Recalls
Maclaren Recalls Strollers
After Finger Amputations

It’s been a while since there was a major recall, but this one is a doozy: Maclaren is recalling about 1 million umbrella strollers because the side hinge mechanism can Continue Reading →

Food Safety Falls to Us,
States That Give a Dang

If it wasn’t for Minnesota, we’d probably still be eating peanuts and lettuce contaminated with salmonella. While I’ve written about the failure of the Food and Drug Administration to keep Continue Reading →

Food Safety Falls to Us,
States That Give a Dang

If it wasn’t for Minnesota, we’d probably still be eating peanuts and lettuce contaminated with salmonella. While I’ve written about the failure of the Food and Drug Administration to keep Continue Reading →

Will Obama Plan to Improve
U.S. Food Safety Fall Short?

On Friday, I received about 10 emails from the Food and Drug Administration for recalls related to peanut products. So perhaps it was appropriate that President Obama chose this week Continue Reading →

Will Obama Plan to Improve
U.S. Food Safety Fall Short?

On Friday, I received about 10 emails from the Food and Drug Administration for recalls related to peanut products. So perhaps it was appropriate that President Obama chose this week Continue Reading →