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Nobody ever buys a product thinking that they’ll get hurt by using it. People buy products under the assumption that it will be safe to use once they get it home. But every year, a surprisingly large number of people seek medical attention for injuries related to consumer products. In 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product

Because of an episode of This is Us, the topic of slow cooker safety has gotten a lot of attention lately. Consumer Reports states that it is possible, in theory, for a slow cooker to start a fire, but the odds of it happening are actually pretty low. Many other kitchen appliances, such as ranges,

If you’re a small business owner, there’s nothing better than hearing that your customers are happy with a product you manufacture or sell. You want to hear stories about how something you sold or made helped solve a problem, how a product lasted for years, or how a product simply made a person happy. The

Kicking a smoking habit is a great way to lead a healthier lifestyle, but it’s definitely not an easy thing to do. In recent years, thousands of people looking to stop smoking, or at least cut back on it, have turned to e-cigarettes as a way to ease their way out of the habit. E-cigarettes

Certain types of products come with inherent risks and dangers with their use. For example, most types of knives have blades that are sharp enough to cause injury if they’re used carelessly or incorrectly. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that these sorts of products can never be defective. All manufacturers have a responsibility to produce

Fire extinguishers are one of the most important items you can have in your home. Nobody ever wants to have a reason to use a fire extinguisher, but if you ever need for one, you’ll be very glad to have it. In an emergency situation, the last thing you want to discover is that your

When a person buys a new product and brings it home to use, they never expect their new purchase to harm them. Even if a person doesn’t end up liking the item they purchased, at least the product doesn’t usually cause them any sort of injury. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Certain types of

In 2015, hoverboards quickly became one of the most popular gadgets around. By Christmas 2015, hoverboards had turned into the must-have gift of the season after many celebrities posted pictures and videos on social media of themselves riding them. But just as quickly as hoverboards rose in popularity, stories started surfacing about the dangers they

When you purchase an item, you have a right to assume it’s going to be reasonably safe to use. But in many cases, defects won’t become evident until it’s been on the market for a while and many people have already purchased and used it. When this happens, either the manufacturer or a government agency

Automation is a continually growing presence in our lives. It’s already made our lives significantly easier and more efficient in many ways and it’s only going to become a more important part of our lives. However, with that increasing presence, it’s crucial that proper steps are taken to ensure that people aren’t harmed by this

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