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(Some of the toys deemed unsafe by PennPIRG in its annual toy safety report.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Safety Group’s Annual Report Lists Latest Unsafe Holiday Toys

The Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group says some toys are too loud or too small for safe play.

11/26/2013

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High Risk Thrift Shopping

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of the approximately 300 products that get recalled every year wind up in thrift shops.

09/23/2013

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Blog: 2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled For Fire Risk

By Jim Donovan:  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a big recall involving more than 2 million dehumidifiers.  The CPSC says that the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.   165 incidents have […]

09/12/2013

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3 On Your Side: Pool Safety Advice

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has new numbers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicating young children are most susceptible to drowning accidents.

05/27/2013

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Blog: Blower Vacs Recalled Sold At Walmart / Home Depot

By Jim Donovan: I’ve got two big recalls to tell you about that involve electric blower vacs. One was sold at Home Depot, the other at Walmart. First up, Homelite is recalling 241,000 blower vacs. […]

02/22/2013

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3 On Your Side: Laundry Hamper Hazard

Gathering up your laundry in a clothes hamper shouldn’t be dangerous, but that everyday household item may be responsible for nearly blinding several children. CBS 3 anchor Susan Barnett has this 3 On Your Side warning.

01/17/2013

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Decoration Warning

Holiday decorations make a home more festive, but they can also be dangerous if consumers are not careful. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice to keep your family and your pets safe.

12/18/2012

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TV Anchor And ‘Nap Nanny’ Inventor Defends Infant Recliner

Leslie Gudel, a CSN anchor who also happens to be the founder and owner of Nap Nanny says they have taken measures to keep children safe.

12/07/2012

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BLOG: CPSC Warning About Dangerous Infant Recliners

12/27/2012 UPDATE: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers are announcing a voluntary recall to consumers who own Nap Nanny recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pa. Retailers currently […]

12/06/2012

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Thrift Store Dangers

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of the approximately 300 products that get recalled every year wind up in thrift stores. Beware.

09/25/2012

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Recall Alert: Flushing System Causes Toilets To Explode

About 2.3 million Flushmate III Pressure-Assiste Flushing Systems have been recalled in the United States because of explosion and laceration risks.

08/21/2012

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Distracted Walking Risks Have Lawmakers Considering Regulations

We all know the dangers of texting and driving, but there’s new data showing the dangers of distracted walking.

07/31/2012

An example of the magnetic desk toy Buckyballs. (Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Experts Warn Magnetic Toys May Pose Danger

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided to file a lawsuit against the maker of “Buckyballs” a popular magnetic desk toy, following a years-long investigation.

07/27/2012

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3 On Your Side: Baby Monitor Warning

There is a warning today for parents about a product that’s found in many homes and may pose a hidden risk: baby monitors. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details and tells us how the federal government and manufacturers are taking action.

07/13/2012

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3 On Your Side: Portable Pool Safety

Just in time for the long holiday weekend, the nation’s top consumer safety agency has a warning for parents before they buy a portable pool.

05/23/2012

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