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FDA discovery of arsenic worries apple juice drinkers nationwide

Residents across the state of California probably were just as shocked as we were when the Food and Drug Administration's proposed that the inorganic arsenic levels allowed in apple juice be lowered to those allowed in drinking water. While not shocking that the allowable levels should be lowered, the real concern lies in the fact that arsenic levels are present in this product at all.

Voluntary recall of BabyHome highchairs for safety risk

In coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, BabyHome USA Inc. has decided to participate in a voluntary recall of nearly 1,100 of its Eat High Chair models because of a potential safety hazard. The company posted information about the recall on their website after the safety hazard was brought to their attention late last month.

FDA warns of black henna's dangerous side effects

If you're a parent of a teenager in California, there are a lot of things you worry about when it comes to them growing up. Though many concerns may stem from the fear that your child might be accidentally hurt, the dreaded 'tattoo talk' conjures up not only permanent choices but sometimes copious amounts of pain as well.

Recent recall gives Costco members reason for concern

For anyone in the state of California with a Costco membership, the name of the company is usually synonymous with quality food at a good value. But that impression could be tainted this month after the wholesale store announced a food-safety recall for one of its products.

Chrysler recalls some 278,000 vehicle in US for rear-axle failure

A recent recall by Chrysler had a number of California residents scrambling to their dealers last month after the automotive manufacturer announced that certain models of their vehicles could put drivers at considerable risk of injury or death.

DNA testing reveals horse meat in IKEA meatballs

I'm sure just about everyone in the state of California has seen the headlines by now. With powerhouse news agencies like the New York Times and ABC News placing it as a front page story, it's hard not to. And as much as we'd like to think that something like this couldn't happen, authorities in the Czech Republic have confirmed that horse meat was being used in meatballs sold at IKEA stores worldwide.

Sixteen people ill from salmonella after eating contaminated beef

In the last few months, it seems like consumers haven't been able to get away from the threat of salmonella poisoning. After the FDA recalled hundreds of products over the holiday season, people across the nation have welcomed the last few weeks of respite.

Over 46,000 Bugaboo strollers recalled for safety risk

To some degree, when we purchase products here in the United States, we expect that the more we pay for something, the higher quality it will be. And although for the most part this appears to be true, sometimes it's the higher-end products that end up being the most dangerous.

Battery packs for Columbia jackets recalled because of fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall extension this month for the Omni-Heat Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries stamped with the Columbia logo. According to the CPSC report, the batteries are being recalled because of a cell defect that can cause the packs to overheat, posing a risk for fire hazard.

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