In the United States, there are federal agencies tasked with making sure that the consumer goods, medicines and food products we bring into our homes are safe when used for their intended purposes.
If you are like many pet owners of companion animals, your cats and dogs are beloved and valued members of your family. You pride yourself on taking good care of them, getting them annual shots, grooming them and feeding them quality pet food and treats.
You've seen the women pushing the jogging strollers with their babies as they run in parks and on the sidewalks of Louisville. But when the BOB jogging strollers started losing their front wheels, the injuries mounted — and some were quite serious.
Many pet owners treat their dogs just like another much-beloved member of the family. So, when something happens to their pet, it's a major crisis. This is especially true when the pet dies or is sickened from eating tainted dog food — a perfectly avoidable occurrence.
Parents, have your kids' holiday toys already started breaking or otherwise falling apart? It often seems like nothing is built to last — or even withstand normal childhood usage.
Imagine a parent's horror watching the toy car into which they've strapped their two children overheat and burst into flames. That was recently the reality for one mom in another state when the kids' new SporTrax toy jeep began smoking and then erupt in flames.
Yet another defective product recall is tarnishing the reputation of the auto manufacturing industry. Last week, Ford announced its recall of roughly 550,000 SUVs and cars in North America.
Imagine being really sick with Parkinson's disease and suffering from psychosis and hallucinations that haunt your every waking moment. The torment patients suffer leaves them and their concerned family members so desperate for relief that they are willing to try so-called "breakthrough therap[ies]" that are being fast-walked through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pharmaceutical review process.
Expectant parents delight in decorating their babies' rooms with brightly-colored motifs and murals designed to stimulate their infants' burgeoning senses.
Amazon sells almost anything a consumer might need on their website. But for one woman in another state, her online purchase of a hair dryer could have led to lethal consequences.