Saturday, March 8, 2008

Recall Roundup Blog:
LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards
Name of Product: LDR 1200 Series Gas Connectors Units: About 50,000 Importer: LDR Industries Inc., of Chicago, Ill.Manufacturer: Sai lin Ke, of Beijing, China

CPSC To Announce New Strategies at the Ports
Each year, hundreds of millions of toys, fireworks, cigarette lighters, clothes and other consumer products are imported into the United States. In an effort to address the increase of imports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing new import strategies and a greater presence at the ports.

Infantino Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Infantino Lamb Grabby Rattles(tm)Units: About 2,000Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.Hazard: The tail-piece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received eight reports of the tail piece on the rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Rebelette International Due to Strangulation Hazard
Name of Product: Girls' Hooded SweatshirtsUnits: About 4,800 Distributor: Rebelette International Trading Corp., of South El Monte, Calif. Hazard: The sweatshirt jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines

Algae Bloom Prompts DSHS to Close 3 Bays to Shellfish Harvesting, Issue Recall
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has closed Aransas, Corpus Christi and Copano bays to shellfish harvesting and has issued a recall of oysters, clams and mussels because of an algae bloom.

Toxic Treadmill Blog:
New Report Criticizes Fishery Management Council for Failing to End Overfishing
Today (3/4/08) , the Marine Fish Conservation Network released an annual review of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s performance in 2007. The report provides the general public with an accounting of the council’s management of publicly-owned marine fish resources in federal waters of the South Atlantic region (NC, SC, GA, east coast of FL).

Fayette Faith Blog:
Don't mess with sugar
FF Note - We rec'd this back on 3/4/08 so the call has already happened. We thought some of our readers might be interested in taking a look at The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, or possibly want to do a bit of research on the sugar issue... so we're sharing!
That is the rallying cry of religious investors who will launch a major new Web-based campaign at to urge more than 60 leading food, beverage, restaurant and candy companies to oppose the spring 2008 planting of genetically modified sugar beets.

Republican Candidate Blog:
News Round Up

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