Google Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. are halting sales of the Chromebook 11 laptop after some users reported overheating power supplies, a setback for the devices that have been gaining momentum with consumers.
Inez Tenenbaum, the chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission since 2009, is joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP on Dec. 1. She will work with the law firm’s product safety, risk prevention and regulatory practice group.
Family Dollar Stores Inc., the U.S. retailer that sells items for less than $10, is recalling 1.8 million dart-gun toys after two boys suffocated by inhaling the one-inch dart, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Intellectual Ventures, the so-called “invention company” begun by former Microsoft Corp. chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, has set up an in-house lobbying team in Washington, according to the Washington Post.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported a voluntary recall of 500,000 bassinets manufactured by the Burlington Basket Co. due to a fall hazard. The information was disclosed in an e-mailed statement.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, responding to a request from four groups led by the Sierra Club, moved a step closer to banning cadmium from children’s products, especially toy metal jewelry.