Product Safety

Recall Issued on Branded Pinwheels
May 13, 2024 at 10:34 am

A retailer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are recalling thousands of pinwheels after learning that fastener caps on the toys can loosen and become a choking hazard for children.

Women's World Cup Merchandise Manufacturers Claim Verbal Abuse, Threats to Jobs, Missing Wages
August 11, 2023 at 11:12 am

Female workers in Bangladesh who have been making merchandise for FIFA, claim that they have been subject to verbal abuse, threats to job loss if they become pregnant, unpaid overtime, and payment below minimum wage. Human rights researcher Equidemn, which put together the report, has criticized FIFA and its president Gianni Infantino, for seemingly learning…

YETI Recalls 1.9 Million Coolers and Bags
March 10, 2023 at 10:12 am

YETI is recalling 1.9 million coolers and cases after reports that magnets can detach, creating the risk of injury or death if ingested. The CPSC report details that the magnets could attract to each other if ingested, and get lodged in the digestive system, resulting in perforations, twisting and blockage of the intestines, infections, or…

Next Level Apparel Partners With Data Science Company to Trace Cotton Origin
March 8, 2023 at 10:49 am

Next Level Apparel, Los Angeles, announced that it will partner with data science company Oritain to trace its cotton origin after committing to only using U.S.-grown cotton. Cotton sourcing has been a hot topic in the apparel sector, as companies try to move away from cotton grown in China's Xinjiang region, a major cotton manufacturing…