Beryllium Rule Sacrifices Human Lives

The Trump administration doesn’t seem to consider worker health to be very important in the grand scheme of things. Yet another Obama era protection has been dropped by the Labor Department in a mad rush to undo regulations whether we need them or not. In this case, workers at construction sites and shipyards are likely to be exposed to higher levels of beryllium.

TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke Fireworks Recalled In 4 States Over Safety Concerns

A popular brand of fireworks is being recalled in four states over concerns that they “can unintentionally explode.” What fireworks are affected by the recall? The TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks, which are “intended to emit colored smoke, not explode,” are the fireworks under question. Already three people have suffered burns in separate incidents, prompting the Consumer Products Safety Commission to issue a safety alert earlier this week.

Contamination Concerns Prompt Baby Food Recall

When parents buy food for their children, they do so with a certain expectation that what they’re buying is safe. Unfortunately, a popular baby food manufacturer, Overhill Farms, has run into a problem that is making some parents nervous. Why? Well, the company is “recalling more than 50,000 pounds of frozen chicken bites because the products might be contaminated with bone fragments.”

Popular Britax Car Seats Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

Parents can never be too careful about the products they use for their babies and children. Because of that, it’s important to stay informed and up to date about recent recalls, like the one just issued by Britax Child Safety. The company has decided to recall more than “207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.”

Betsy DeVos Does Away With Obama-Era Protections for College Students

Two Obama-era rules “designed to protect college students from predatory lending and dubious for-profit colleges” have been halted by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Why? Well, DeVos called them “overly burdensome and confusing.” The two rules were scheduled to go into effect on July 1, and were introduced last year in response to thousands of students complaining that they were “defrauded by for-profit colleges.” But what would the rules have done? How would they protect students?