# Consumer safety
Baby play gym recall due to choking hazard
Skip Hop has recalled their popular Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym due to possible chocking hazard. The raindrop cloud toy attached to the gym has posed a hazard due to the raindrops detaching, which could be dangerous if a child places it in their mouth.
President Biden Says No to Ban on Gas Stoves in the United States
After a recent report by Bloomberg News that discussed the hazards posed by gas stoves and the need for a possible ban in the United States, the White House did not take long to respond to the outcry. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden forcefully declared he is not in favor of any ban on gas stoves.
Safety Warning Issued on "DockATot" Infant Loungers
Consumer Product Safety Commission says infant lounger is unsafe, warns consumers about danger. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning on the "DockATot" infant lounger, saying the product is not safe for use and that consumers should be aware of the dangers of the device.
Regulator Takes Action on Safety of Window Coverings
Consumer Product Safety Commission finalizes rules designed to protect young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week finalized two rules related to window coverings this week. The rules are designed to protect young children (under 8 years old) from the risk of strangulation posed by cords connected to the coverings.
Consumer Advocates Cheer Passage of Battery Safety Bill
Reese's Law heads to President's desk, will create safety standards for coin and button cell batteries. Consumer advocates including Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Kids in Danger (KID) this week applauded Congress's passage of "Reese's Law," legislation that creates a set of safety standards designed to protect children from harms caused by coin and button cell batteries.
Federal Court Upholds Infant Sleep Product Rule
Consumer group applauds decision, says rule will protect infants. A federal district court upheld a rule issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) relative to infant sleep products this week. The decision in the case of Finnbinn, LLC vs. CPSC means the new rule can continue to be implemented. The rule mandated specific safety requirements for sleep products for infants (babies up to 5 months), including that such products must have a sleep surface angle of 10 degrees or less.
Consumer Groups Warn of Dangers of Infant Rockers
Consumer Product Safety Commission reports accidental deaths from use of infant rockers for sleep. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an announcement warning of the dangers of using Fisher-Price infant rockers for sleep and of leaving infants unsupervised in the rockers.
Consumer Groups Applaud GM for Efforts to Protect Used Car Buyers
General Motors has agreed not to sell used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. Consumer groups including Consumer Federation of America (CFA), U.S. PIRG, The Center for Auto Safety, and Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) today applauded an announcement by General Motors that the company's new used car sales platform, CarBravo, will not sell used cars with unrepaired safety recalls.
Consumer Groups Applaud Passage of Safe Cribs Act
Federal legislation would prohibit crib bumper pads, protect infants. Consumer groups Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Kids in Danger (KID) applauded the Senate's recent passage of the Safe Cribs Act (S.1259) saying the bill will save lives. The groups proceeded to highlight some of the dangers infants face in cribs.