The crayons and toys that contained asbestos were made in China and imported in the U.S., according to the package labels. Four brands of children’s crayons and two kids’ crime scene fingerprint kits were found to contain asbestos, according a report released Wednesday.  Several were marketed under the names of the popular characters Mickey…

  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports  Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contract worker killed last year when fire engulfed a shale gas well.  An Allegheny County judge this month approved the settlement of the lawsuit brought by the family of…

Posted by Michael Monheit April 16, 2015 9:17 PM In our last article, we reviewed the two primary causes of cleft lip and cleft  palate: genetic abnormalities and environmental factors, or “teratogens.” Our description ended with an overview of one prescription drug, ondansetron. Several studies have now identified a possible link between ondansetron and an…

The recall on IKEA’s SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattresses have expanded due to a risk of entrapment. The recall states “the crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.” The recall includes approximately 300,000 crib mattresses in the United States and about…

Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made wood laminate flooring emits levels of formaldehyde six to seven times higher than emissions standards allow. Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made wood laminate flooring emits levels of formaldehyde six to seven times higher than emissions standards allow, and the manufacturer lied about the product’s safety, plaintiffs allege. State and federal agencies are investigating. Between…

The son of a 70-year old man, John Schaefer, that was shot and killed by police nearly two years ago is suing the city and the police office who killed his father. The case stems from a call to 911 that Schaefer made on March 1, 2013 to report that he had shot a pit…