CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2008 |
Vinyl shower curtains sold at major retailers across the country emit toxic chemicals that have been linked to serious health problems, according to a report released Thursday by a national environmental organization. The curtains contained high concentrations of chemicals that are linked to liver damage as well as damage to the central nervous, respiratory and reproductive systems, said researchers for the Virginia-based Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
February 25, 2009 |
Though shopping for a slow cooker might not require the time and energy reserved for more substantial purchases, like a car, the ever-increasing variety of makes and models out there can make the whole process a bit overwhelming. Whether you're looking to upgrade the exhausted heirloom on your kitchen counter or you've finally decided to take the plunge with your very first purchase, here are some tips to help you find that perfect match. First, consider size.
December 24, 2004 |
DuPont Co., the second-largest U.S. chemical maker, accused home furnishings chain Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. of selling oven mitts that violate DuPont's trademarks on fibers used in the protective gloves. In a trademark infringement lawsuit, DuPont claims that Bed Bath & Beyond, the largest U.S. home furnishings retailer, and John Ritzenthaler Co., which makes the mitts, used DuPont's Kevlar and Nomex names without permission.
July 31, 1998 |
Three D Departments Inc., the loss-ridden Costa Mesa retailer of bed, bath and home accessories, filed for reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. The company said it has been having trouble obtaining credit recently, preventing it from restocking stores. This also has led to lower sales and more losses. The retailer, which operates 21 stores in California, Arizona and Connecticut, hasn't posted an annual profit in seven years. The company's chief executive, Donald L.
July 9, 1997
Strouds Inc. named former Kmart Corp. executive Charles Chinni as its chief executive. Chinni, previously Kmart's executive vice president of merchandising, will also join Strouds' board. He left Kmart in October 1995 after only eight months. He also worked at Federated Department Stores Inc.'s Macy's unit for 30 years. Industry-based Strouds is a specialty retailer of bed, bath, tabletop and other home textiles products. It operates 65 stores in five states.
July 30, 1999 |
In the last few years, antibacterial hand wipes and makeup remover towelettes have hit store shelves. Now there's even a towelette for your teeth. ToothTowels are pre-moistened with mouthwash to clean teeth and freshen breath when you don't have a toothbrush. The towelettes have a subtle mint flavor, and each comes in a sealed package. And no, using the textured cloth does not feel like rubbing a Kleenex across your teeth. $1.95 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.