News tagged with consumer products

Firm to pay $200K after importing lead-laden toys

(AP) -- A Massachusetts company has agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty to settle allegations it violated U.S. law when it imported Thomas and Friends, Curious George and Winnie the Pooh toys with high levels of lead.

Feb 05, 2010
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Study links reduced fertility to flame retardant exposure

Women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a type of flame retardant commonly found in household consumer products, took longer to become pregnant compared with women who have lower PBDE levels, according to a new study by ...

Jan 26, 2010
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NY senator calls for cadmium ban in kids' jewelry

(AP) -- Reports of high cadmium content in children's jewelry imported from China have prompted a senior U.S. senator to press for legislation that would ban the toxic heavy metal as a hazardous substance ...

Jan 13, 2010
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Does scent enhance consumer product memories?

It may seem odd to add scent to products like sewing thread, automobile tires, and tennis balls, as some companies have done. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says scent helps consumers remember produc ...

Dec 14, 2009
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findNano app puts nanotech in your pocket

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) has developed findNano, an application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users discover and determine whether consumer products are nanotechnology-enabled. Nanotechnology, ...

Nov 12, 2009
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