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A man listens to an iPod MP3 player through earphones. (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Not Surprised ‘Distracted Walking’ Becoming A Bigger Problem

Safety and government experts say they’re seeing more incidents in which people are injured or killed when they are walking while texting, talking on cell phones, or while listening to music. It’s called ”distracted walking,” and Chicagoans see plenty of it too.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

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CPSC: Many Companies Not Reporting When Products Hurt Consumers

Are companies putting you and your family at risk? They’re supposed to report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission when they are told of someone being injured using something they made, but more companies are being fined by the government for not reporting problem products.

CBS 2–04/04/2012

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Customs Agents Seize Toys Full Of Lead, Other Dangerous Chemicals

Some toys imported from China won’t make it under Chicago area Christmas trees, after Customs and Border Patrol officers found they were full of lead and other toxic chemicals.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has urged the federal government to ban garden firepots like these, comparing the fuel gel that they burn to napalm. (Credit: CBS)

9 Companies Issue Recalls Of Fuel Gel For Firepots

Nine companies have issued voluntary recalls of about 2 million containers of fuel gel used in popular home and garden decorations known as firepots — a product Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has compared to “legalized napalm.”

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has urged the federal government to ban garden firepots like these, comparing the fuel gel that they burn to napalm. (Credit: CBS)

Madigan Wants Ban On Fuel Gel-Based Firepots

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday called on the federal government to ban popular home and garden products known as garden firepots.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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Safety Group Welcomes Drop-Side Crib Ban

A local child safety advocacy group is celebrating the national ban on the sale of drop-side cribs that took effect yesterday.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Bassinet. (Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

500,000 Bassinets Recalled, Could Collapse

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of 500,000 bassinets.

02/16/2011

Pyrex Bakeware

New Warning About Problems With Glass Bakeware

Consumer Reports has issued a serious warning about a problem with some of the top brands of glass bakeware that CBS 2’s Pam Zekman first reported nearly three years ago.

CBS 2–12/07/2010