February 20, 2001 |
Gaps in U.S. food safety regulations and enforcement and the dearth of information about how "mad cow" disease spreads have raised questions over whether American consumers really are insulated from the disease that has caused the deaths of 94 people across Europe. While country after country in Europe has fallen prey to Britain's mad cow epidemic, U.S.
July 3, 1991 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing tough new rules that would require health warnings on certain tanning oils and would "strongly discourage" sunscreens for babies, alterations that would vastly change the complexion of the tanning industry. The rules also would ban as unnecessary sun blocks with sun protection factors, or SPFs, over 30, said William E. Gilbertson, director of the FDA's over-the-counter drug division, in a telephone interview with The Times.
November 11, 2008 |
About 12,000 units of Mylicon drops to relieve gas for infants were recalled because some bottles could include pieces of metal. Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. recalled certain bottles of Mylicon gas-relief dye-free nonstaining drops. The recalled drops were sold in 1-ounce plastic bottles that were distributed to stores and pharmacies after Oct. 5. They were sold over the counter. The bottles are from lots SMF007 and SMF008. These numbers are printed on the bottom of the box and the lower left side of the sticker on each bottle.
September 25, 2008 |
Delta Enterprises Corp., South Shore Industries, Child Craft and two other makers of baby furniture were sued by California over claims that their products emit excessive amounts of formaldehyde gas. California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said that formaldehyde emissions from cribs and changing tables made by the companies exceeded state limits. Formaldehyde causes cancer and respiratory problems.
September 5, 1985 |
Carol G. Dawson is being nominated as a member of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the White House announced Wednesday. She was appointed to fill a vacancy on the commission in 1984, so the action amounts to a reappointment by President Reagan.
August 4, 2001 |
The White House said Friday it has the legal authority to remove Ann W. Brown as the chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. That conclusion may prolong the battle over leadership of an agency that usually attracts little scrutiny. The Senate Commerce Committee this week rejected President Bush's choice to head the agency on a party-line vote.