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Moses infant basket recalled because of injury hazard

Sept. 2, 2015—Sleeping Partners recalled Tadpoles Baby and Kids Moses baskets and stands, because the basket fails to meet the hand-held infant-carrier standard and the stand fails to meet the bassinet/cradle standard. The basket can slide off an inclined surface and the stand can tip, which pose an injury hazard to infants.

Your Money

Beverage stocks with fizz

Beverage Digest estimates that U.S. soda sales rose 1.4 percent to $77.4 billion in 2014, and the upward trend likely will continue for the next few years, says John Sicher, who is the trade publication’s editor and publisher.

Marketplace

Dangerous chemicals in school supplies

In recent months, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, which advocates for the elimination of toxic chemicals from consumer products, praised retailers Lowe’s and The Home Depot for their decision to stop the sale of flooring that contains phthalates.

Consumer Alert

Dangers of detergent pods

Consumer advocates are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would direct Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish safety standards for single-use gel laundry detergent pods.

Healthy Living

Dense tissue affects mammogram

In November 2014, Consumers Digest reported that the recommendation for women to get annual mammograms had come under fire, because the practice often results in overdiagnosis, which can cause women to begin treatment regimens that carry medical, emotional and financial risks.

Car Smart

Distraction-blocking apps

In March 2014, we reported on mobile applications that purport to keep people from texting while driving, but two experts whom we consulted believed that the apps weren’t ready for primetime.

Car Smart

Do ATVs belong on the road?

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) advocacy groups don’t believe that riding such vehicles on paved or unpaved roads is as dangerous as a July 2015 study claims.

Healthy Living

Expert: For SAD, stick to white light

A number of light-therapy boxes that have blue or full-spectrum light have hit the market for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). One expert tells Consumers Digest that those boxes aren’t as effective as models that emit white light.