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Va. Retailer Lumber Liquidators Faces Safety Inquiry

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde. Chairman Elliot F. Kaye said Wednesday the agency is taking the issue seriously …

New York’s Schumer Requests Safety Probe of Imported Flooring

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) is asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate the safety of Chinese-imported wood laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators in Toano, Virginia, and initiate recalls if needed. The New York Democrat says federal authorities …

Va. Retailer Lumber Liquidators to Pay for Safety Testing of Flooring

Retailer Lumber Liquidators said on March 12 that it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors for customers to help ease concerns. The Toano, Virginia, company addressed concerns raised following a “60 Minutes” …

Vermont Officials Issue Winter Weather Safety Tips

As a winter storm whips across the region, officials in Vermont are issuing winter weather safety tips.The Burlington Fire Department is urging residents to keep gas meters and appliance vents clear of snow and ice.

Lawsuit Filed Over 2008 Outbreak at Six Flags New York Water Park

Some of the more than 600 people who fell ill while visiting an upstate New York indoor water park are part of a class-action lawsuit filed against the business. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the lawsuit was filed …

Penn. Commissioner’s Advice: Take Steps to Prevent Holiday Mishaps

The holiday season is an ideal time to review homeowner insurance policies and take steps to prevent holiday mishaps or tragedies, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine said this month. “Insurance companies see claims spike during this time of year, so …

Gov’t Says Holiday Decorating Injuries on the Rise

`Tis the season for dancing sugar plums, goodwill toward all — and sometimes emergency-room trips from holiday decorating injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other …

U.S. Opens Product Safety Office in China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will set up its first office outside the United States in China in a bid to reduce the amount of dangerous products reaching the American market. Commission head Inez Tenenbaum told reporters the “history-making” …