Save Money On Food By Using Just A Couple Of Magnets

Save Money On Food By Using Just A Couple Of Magnets

There’s a very simple way to stop wasting food and spend less money on food as well. Save money by using just a few magnets, you say? How does that work? It’s simple: attach your grocery receipts to the refrigerator. You can use them as an inventory, a checklist, and a reminder of what you’ve purchased and really ought to eat up. [More]

"EDGE Performance Chips" Are Stickers Purporting To Heal Pain

"EDGE Performance Chips" Are Stickers Purporting To Heal Pain

Okay, now they’re just messing with us. You’ve seen the Q-ray “chi-balancing bracelet” and the PowerBalance bands, now here are “EDGE Performance Chips.” These are little silver stickers that say they help relieve your pain and enhance your athletic performance. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/04/14/toy-company-fined-11-million/

Toy Company Fined $1.1 Million For Not Reporting Deadly Toy Mega Brands, the company that made Magnetix building sets, has agreed to pay a $1.1 million civil penalty to settle claims that the company failed to give the government timely information about the dangers of the magnets in the building sets.[Consumer Reports]

Illinois AG (Still) Wants Ban On Magnets In Children's Products

Illinois AG (Still) Wants Ban On Magnets In Children's Products

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan sent a second letter Friday to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urging a law banning magnets in children’s toys.

The Unpleasant Truth Behind Mattel's Unexpected Apology

The Unpleasant Truth Behind Mattel's Unexpected Apology

Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologises personally to you, the Chinese people and all of our customers who received the toys. It is important for everyone to understand that the vast majority of these products that we recalled were the result of a flaw in Mattel’s design, not through a manufacturing flaw in Chinese manufacturers.

http://consumerist.com/2007/09/21/in-a-gesture-to-assuage/

In a gesture to assuage China’s injured pride in advance of an on-site visit by the CEO, Mattel apologized to China for the “design flaws” responsible for most of this summer’s toy recalls. [AP]

Mattel, Lead, Congress, Matthew 19:24

Mattel, Lead, Congress, Matthew 19:24

Testifying before congress today, Mattel CEO Robert Eckert demonstrated the size of the aperture it’s easier for a camel to pass through than for a lead toy manufacturer to get into heaven. [NYT]

Consumer Reports Advises Families With Small Children To Avoid Magnet Toys

Consumer Reports Advises Families With Small Children To Avoid Magnet Toys

Consumer Reports is advising families with small children to stay away from magnet toys and products for adults that have small, strong magnets.

Mattel Recalls Over 7 Million Chinese-Made Toys For Lead Paint, Magnets

Mattel Recalls Over 7 Million Chinese-Made Toys For Lead Paint, Magnets

Today Mattel expanded their lead paint recall to include 253,000 die cast “Cars” toys. In addition, Mattel expended a 2006 magnetic toy recall to include about 7 million other toys.

Serious Magnet Toy Injury Prompts Another Recall

Serious Magnet Toy Injury Prompts Another Recall

Poorly constructed toys with strong magnets are the cause of another serious injury to a child. The 8 year-old swallowed two small magnets that had broken off of “Mag Stix” a magnetic toy manufactured in China. The magnets attracted inside her body, perforating her intestines and requiring surgery.

CPSC Recalls Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets, Warns "Small Magnets Are Injuring Children"

CPSC Recalls Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets, Warns "Small Magnets Are Injuring Children"

Mega Brands is recalling 4 million Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets over concerns that children may ingest small magnets that can detach from the sets.

To date, CPSC and Mega Brands are aware of one death, one aspiration and 27 intestinal injuries. Emergency surgical intervention was needed in all but one case. At least 1,500 incidents of magnets separating from the building pieces have been reported.

The recalled sets contain over 250 plastic building pieces. Sets manufactured after March 31, 2006 bearing a warning about the magnets are not included in the recall.

Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Polly Pocket Toys

Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Polly Pocket Toys

Mattel is recalling 2.4 million Polly Pocket play sets due to several serious injuries sustained when magnets inside the dolls and accessories fell out undetected.