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Extension cords

If a power tool is drawing more current than an extension cord can carry, it may cause the cord and tool to overheat and create a fire. Before using any extension cord to help power an electrical tool or appliance, the safety professionals at UL encourage consumers to consider three important questions:

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APEC region trade still outperforms world

Issued by the APEC Policy Support Unit -

Trade in the APEC region continues to outperform the rest of the world, weathering global economic uncertainty, according to new APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU) research that was presented to APEC Ministers during their meeting in Vladivostok on Thursday.

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HealthDay Reporter US: So-called button batteries can cause choking

So-called button batteries can cause choking and death, report warns
August 30, 2012 ; By Steven Reinberg - HealthDay Reporter

As the use of small button batteries has become more widespread to power devices such as toys, watches and hearing aids, more young children have swallowed them, resulting in choking and even deaths, a new U.S. report says. From 1997 to 2010, as many as 40,000 children under 13 years old have been treated in emergency rooms

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About APEC PSIISS

 

With the onset of globalization and the increasing movement of goods from one country to another within various regions through complex supply chains, it is difficult to assess how products are used and what risks they pose to consumers in different environments, cultures, weather/climates, languages and regulatory settings. Often safety incidents go unreported until they affect the health and safety of a large population of consumers or vulnerable groups.

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China's Corrupt Food Chain

New York Times - By YANZHONG HUANG
Published: August 17, 2012

An April report by China’s national broadcaster CCTV detailed the manufacturing process followed by 16 companies that sell preserved fruit. It made the meat-packing methods described by Upton Sinclair in “The Jungle” a century ago seem pale by comparison.

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For Buckyballs Toys, Child Safety Is a Growing Issue

New York Times: By ANDREW MARTIN
Published: August 16, 2012

Three years ago, two pals from Brooklyn came up with the idea of creating a desktop toy out of powerful magnets. Their creation, Buckyballs, became an instant hit. And by this year, the two — Craig Zucker and Jake Bronstein — had expected annual sales to reach about $25 million. But their business plan has hit a major, unanticipated snag.

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