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  • Blame the lawsuits for shutting down Blitz USA…or blame Blitz USA’s products for causing the lawsuits? Tuesday, August 14, 2012 � by jg

    There are more than 75 known incidents of people severely burned or killed when a Blitz gas can exploded. Fourteen people were burned to death, six of them children.

  • Children at risk from tipping furniture and TVs Thursday, August 9, 2012 � by jg

    FairWarning.org: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and consumer advocates are calling for making dressers, storage cabinets and televisions more stable to reduce the accidents that have caused hundreds of deaths over the past decade.

  • Toyota push to No. 1 masks on-going unintended acceleration issues Wednesday, July 25, 2012 � by eric

    Toyota’s push to become the world’s No. 1 auto maker once again stands in stark contrast to some sobering numbers involving the unintended acceleration problems that have bedeviled the company’s fleet — and put consumers in harms way.

  • Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric

    More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.

  • Preliminary approval for Chinese drywall settlement Wednesday, January 11, 2012 � by jg

    Associated Press: A Chinese drywall manufacturer has agreed to pay for repairs of about 4,500 homes ruined by contaminated product in a settlement that would also cover health problems stemming from the drywall.

  • Toddlers burned by fireplace glass, industry resists regulation Thursday, December 8, 2011 � by jg

    FairWarning.org: The fireplace industry is resisting calls by consumer groups and parents of injured children to impose federal safety regulations relating to fireplace glass fronts that can reach temperatures between 400 and 500 degrees.

  • GM isn’t doing much to end problem of kids dying in car trucks Thursday, August 4, 2011 � by jg

    FairWarning.org: Three children have died after being trapped in General Motors vehicle trunks in just the last two months, but it is “impossible, or at least very difficult” to buy the aftermarket kit that will fix the problem.