Despite more than 50 infant deaths from inclined sleepers, including the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play and the Kids II Rocking Sleeper, many versions of this type of product remain for sale and in homes. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a new rule that would virtually end the sale of inclined sleepers.
A new analysis of publicly available information from the FDA by U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund finds only 26 percent of a class of recalled blood pressure medications have been assessed for carcinogen contamiantion -- and the majority had some lots with higher levels than the FDA considers safe.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a six month moratorium on the sale of flavored vaping products, an important step towards fighting nicotine addiction in children. In response, consumer oganization OSPIRG has called for state lawmakers to pass a permanent ban on all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
According to a new report from OSPIRG, even though Oregon residents demonstrate a strong interest in fixing their electronic devices, there are big obstacles in their way. “What are Oregonians Trying to Fix?” analyzes data from the popular repair website iFixit.com, looking at the most common items people in Oregon want to fix, and what stands in their way.
Here in Oregon, we want to fix our stuff.
Something breaks or doesn’t work right. You could throw it away, but you don’t want to be wasteful, so you try to figure out how to get it fixed.
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