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Green auto program launched by Consumer Reports to help people buy cleaner cars

Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions. Read more →


Accent tables with charging receptacles are being recalled by Jimco Lamps due to shock hazard

Jimco Lamps is recalling about 99,000 J Hunt Home and J Hunt and Co. Accent Tables With Charging Receptacles in the U.S. and about 11,000 in Canada. The charging receptacles and/or USB ports in the tables can have an electrical issue resulting in reverse polarity. Read more →


Heavy duty steel shelving units are being recalled by Edsal due to injury hazard

Edsal Manufacturing is recalling about 2.2 million Muscle Rack Heavy Duty Steel Shelving Units. The shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load. Edsal has received seven reports of shelves bending or breaking, including one injury. Read more →


Cybex to pay $7.95 million for failing to report serious injuries related to its exercise equipment

Cybex International Inc. has agreed to pay a $7.95 million penalty to resolve charges that it failed to immediately report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that the Arm Curl and Smith Press machines had a risk of serious injury. Read more →


Some auto insurance companies quoted higher premiums to drivers with lower-paying jobs and less education, investigation shows

Drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs may end up paying more for auto insurance compared to consumers with identical driving records who have advanced degrees or job titles that come with higher pay. Read more →


Electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs are being recalled by Victory Innovations due to fire and explosion hazards

Victory Innovations and Protexus Electrostatic Sprayers are recalling about 405,000 electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs in the U.S. and about 27,000 in Canada. The sprayer’s rechargeable battery pack can overheat and melt. Read more →


Tall chests and low dressers are being recalled by CB2 due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

CB2 is recalling about 11,000 Junction Tall Chests and Low Dressers in the United States and about 355 in Canada. CB2 has received 10 reports of incidents, including five reports of the Tall Chest and five reports of the Low Dresser tipping forward when the tip-over kit wasn’t in use. Read more →