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August 2012 Archives

Jobs With the Highest Fatality Rate in the United States

The jobs typically considered the most dangerous in the United States do not necessarily have the highest fatality rates. A safety education company extracted data from the 2010 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to Huffington Post, and found that jobs that require driving actually have the most fatalities.

CPSC Asks for Voluntary Recall of Products Containing Rare-Earth Magnets

In an unusual move, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recently filed an administrative complaint, asking the makers of rare-earth magnets to voluntarily recall their products. A few of the companies, including the makers of Buckyballs and Zen Magnets, have refused to do so. The CPSC also asked the company behind Buckyballs, Maxfield & Oberton Holdings, to tell the public about the safety concerns and to offer requesting customers a refund.

Dehumidifiers Are Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of dehumidifiers due to the risk that the devices may pose a fire and burn hazard. Kenmore dehumidifiers, sold at Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, are associated with the recall. The manufacturer, LG Electronics Appliance Co, out of Tianjin, China is also associated with this recall.

Two Pennsylvania Companies Sued for Wrongful Death

A woman is suing two companies based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Synthes and Norian Corp., for the wrongful death of her mother in 2003. According to its website, Synthes, "develops, produces and markets instruments, implants and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the human skeleton and its soft tissues."