consumer safety
The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won’t Die

Clear glass Pyrex cookware is practically an American icon. With its pleasing heft and remarkable resilience, these famous clear pans have been essential when cooking biscuits, casseroles, and pies since 1915. There’s only one problem. About 15 years ago, the pans started exploding when they got too hot – which is ironic since Pyrex glass was specifically designed to be heat resistant. Some blamed a change in the glass formula and flocked to thrift stores to buy older models. Others cried hoax. Everyone agrees that exploding glass is bad. Read More >>

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I Gave Mattel My Email Address to Keep My Child Safe. They Used It to Send Me Spam.

Once I became a parent, I noticed for the first time that the products I was buying came with pre-addressed postcards. These postcards ask you to send in your contact information, so you can be informed if the product you bought is later deemed unsafe and recalled, so you don’t, for example, get killed by a whipped cream canister. Read More >>

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Samsung Halts Note 7 Sales Worldwide, Urges Owners to Power Down

Amid continued reports of their new flagship smartphone catching on fire, Samsung suspended global sales and replacements of the Galaxy Note 7 on Monday and advised current owners to turn the devices off. Earlier in the day, the company confirmed it was “adjusting” the phone’s production schedule after reports that Samsung had temporarily stopped manufacturing the device. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Exploding Smartphone Suspected in House Fire

Last week, Samsung recalled 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But it seems like every day we’re hearing stories about the defective devices being the potential cause of everything from burning Jeeps in Florida to flaming hotel beds in Australia. Now, authorities in the US are investigating a house fire with a possible connection to the infamously combustible device. Read More >>