Inquiring Consumer Archive: September, 2010

Fisher Price recalls highchairs, trikes, infant toys

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Fisher Price is recalling 11 million highchairs, tricycles, infant toys and Little People Wheelies - "all its housekeeping in one day... Read more

Backer of Pa. texting ban says insurance study off-base

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Yesterday, insurance-industry researchers raised a stir by linking texting-while-driving bans to unexpected upticks in accidents. They blamed... Read more

Could texting bans actually cause crashes?

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A new study of insurance data shows a surprising result: Rather than reduce collision losses, bans on texting appeared to be associated with... Read more

FTC and POM Wonderful battle over pomegranate health claims

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"SUPER HEALTH POWERS!" “NEW RESEARCH OFFERS FURTHER PROOF OF THE HEART-HEALTHY BENEFITS OF POM WONDERFUL JUICE. 30% DECREASE... Read more

To do Saturday: Clean out and discard unused Rx drugs

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Bernie and Beverly Strain, a Manayunk couple who lost their 18-year-old son to an avoidable prescription drug interaction, have a message for... Read more

Beetles and larvae in infant formula? Yuck

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Yesterday's recall of some versions of powdered Similac infant formula had a certain stomach-churning quality, and that's apparently the main... Read more

Why end of neutrality would end Internet as we know it

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A report out of New York University's law school stresses a key - and oft-misunderstood - point: Today's Internet evolved under net-neutrality... Read more

AquaBounty's new fish: Critical risk is to environment

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Craig Altier, associate professor at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s... Read more