Trump’s Newest Executive Order Has Consumer Groups Furious

On Monday President Trump added to his growing list of executive orders by issuing a new one on regulations. Not only does the new order require that “for every federal regulation put in place, two other regulations must be eliminated,” but is also “requires that the cost of all new regulations this year be zero.” Despite Trump claiming the new order will be great for small businesses because they will supposedly be able to expand more quickly, many consumer groups aren’t happy with it.



Smokeless Tobacco aka Chew or Dip Recalled for Metal Objects

It must be the day for news about potentially harmful things one can put in one’s mouth. First, it was teething products, now it’s smokeless tobacco. A voluntary recall hit the news regarding metal objects, some of them sharp, found in cans and pouches of dip. U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) issued the recall yesterday, based on eight customer complaints of metal contaminated chew. Fortunately, none of the customers were injured. Apparently, the pieces reported thus far were visible to customers.


Belladonna, Baby! FDA Warns Public about Some Homeopathic Teething Products

This article doesn’t discuss the merits of homeopathic remedies (some of which the author finds helpful) versus allopathic treatments (drugs, etc., some of which the author also finds helpful). Instead, the point is to inform the public about a potential problem with some homeopathic remedies. Specifically, the FDA is concerned about excessive levels of belladonna in homeopathic teething products.




IKEA Recalls 33,000 Beach Chairs Amid Safety Concerns

Imagine relaxing on a beach somewhere in a comfortable beach chair. The sun’s shining and you’re having a great day, until you prepare to leave and go to fold up your beach chair, only to have the tips of your fingers hacked off in the process. Sounds pretty ridiculous and hard to believe, right? Well, believe it, because this was the reality for a handful of people worldwide who made the unfortunate choice to purchase, use, and fold up IKEA’s Mysingo beach chairs. Recently, IKEA issued a recall of these finger hacking chairs, “citing the product’s tendency to injure people.”


State Juvenile Detention Officer Found Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers’ compensation is one of those great programs that provides financial relief to those who need it most. It’s a form of insurance designed to provide “wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.” Unfortunately, all too often people try to take advantage of the system, like a state juvenile detention officer who was recently busted for workers’ compensation fraud.