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Entries for December 2008

Grease Removers Recalled by Fantastic Distributors Due to Chemical Burn Hazard

 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of "Bagi Shumanit" Super Cold Grease Removers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

US Supreme Court to Review Manville Asbestos Bankruptcy Order

The US Supreme Court has decided to review a decision interpreting a 1986 Bankruptcy confirmation plan order. The order formed the basis of a settlement by Travelers Insurance Company to resolve claims against it for conspiracy in concealing information about the dangers of asbestos.
 

Asbestos Continues to Reduce Potential Years of Life

Asbestos exposure continues to have high rates of death in the US.

Infant Death Prompts Recall to Repair 985,000 Delta Enterprise Drop Side Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, New York., announced the recall to replace missing safety pegs involving 985,000 drop side cribs. Failure to use or install safety pegs can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.
 

Dry Cleaning Agent 1-BP Causing Neurological Illness

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) (n-propyl bromide),  a solvent increasingly used as a substitute for ozone-depleting chloro-fluorocarbons and similar regulated compounds, has been reported to cause neurological illness. 1-BP is used in vapor and immersion degreasing operations and other manufacturing processes, and as a solvent in industries using aerosol-applied adhesives.

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