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October 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Target Corp. recalled 82,000 Chinese-made Plush Boys Rattles because they can break, releasing small beads that might choke young children. No injuries have been reported with the recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
July 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
China is investigating a state-owned trading company's role in tainted medicine that killed at least 94 people in Panama, an official said Monday, as the European Union urged Beijing to be more vigilant about product safety. The developments came as Beijing battled international mistrust about Chinese exports found to contain potentially toxic chemicals and additives.
October 16, 1987
Citing successful blitzes against unsafe toy imports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the U.S. Customs Service and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a permanent working relationship to stop dangerous toys manufactured abroad from entering the country. In the joint "Operation Toyland," customs and product safety inspectors in the two ports seized 600,000 toys and other children's items in 70 shipments worth nearly $2.5 million.
October 12, 2000 | Associated Press
A Southland company has agreed to pay a $75,000 fine to settle charges that it sold previously recalled sweaters that were so flammable they burned faster than newspaper, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. In November 1996, AZ3 Inc., doing business as the Vernon-based BCBG Max Azria, recalled about 3,000 women's chenille sweaters made of 65% rayon and 35% nylon.
March 13, 1990 | United Press International
A North Carolina toy maker is recalling more than 40,000 musical crib mobiles that have parts that may pose a choking hazard to small children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday. The toys affected by the voluntary recall are the Musical Mother Goose Mobile and Musical Carousel Crib Mobile, imported and distributed by Stahlwood Toy Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Youngsville, N.C.
April 15, 2007 | From Reuters
Two U.S. lawmakers urged safety regulators to do more to prevent kitchen ranges from tipping over. At least 33 people have been killed since 1980 by free-standing stoves tipping over on them, Reps. John D. Dingell and Bart Stupak, both Michigan Democrats, said in a letter to Nancy Nord, the Consumer Product Safety Commission's acting chairwoman.
July 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Owners of Aqua Hex Aquariums are being asked to return the electric light cord assembly because of a possible problem with short circuits and fires, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. The recall applies to 39,000 aquariums bought before March 1. The one-gallon plastic aquarium, identified as item number 951418 on the carton, sold for $15 at variety stores between July, 1988, and February, 1989.
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