Safety Snippets

Consumer Reports News: August 07, 2010 12:09 AM

This week’s roundup of the top 10 safety news stories that could be important to you:

  • From Our Cars Blog, and for those with strong stomachs, see the public-service videos that highlight the dangers of distracted driving. Warning: this can be disturbing!
  • No more grade inflation.  NHTSA will use new safety ratings for 2011 model year vehicles.
  • Pack your car safely for road trips.  See this video from our Cars Blog.
  • From our Home Blog:  Potential fires prompt recall of Husqvarna tractors.
  • From our Health Blog:  Don’t shop for foodborne illness. The yucky stuff in supermarkets.
  • From our Health Blog:  New health care reform law will make choosing safe hospitals easier.
  • How long did Toyota know about sudden acceleration problems? Class action suit launched against Toyota.
  • New York State gets on the BPA ban wagon.

Recalls of the week:

  • Pottery Barn Bunk Beds for entrapment hazard

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