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Home Depot settles charges that it sold recalled products

Home Depot has agreed to pay the U.S. government $5.7 million to settle charges that it sold recalled washing machines, fire extinguishers and other faulty products.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 too dangerous to use, U.S. agency says

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can …


More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and spewing smoke.


Government warns about infant sleep positioners

Those soft fabric sleep positioners that parents put in the crib to keep babies safely sleeping on their backs could be dangerous, even deadly, for little ones, the federal government …


Lawmakers look to ban drop-side cribs

Cribs with a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily would be banned under legislation aimed at reducing infant deaths.


Consumer group warns about toy hazards

Holiday shoppers should look out for toy hazards such as small parts, loud sounds, soft plastics and lead contamination, consumer advocates warned today.


Third-party safety tests not required for Mattel

Toy-makers, clothing manufacturers and other companies selling products for young children are submitting samples to independent laboratories for safety tests. But the nation’s largest toy maker, Mattel, isn’t being required …


It’s illegal to resell items recalled by manufacturer

WASHINGTON – If you’re planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, …