Tuesday, November 29

Tag: consumer complaints

Hidden hazards: Why the government can’t always warn you about potentially dangerous products
Business

Hidden hazards: Why the government can’t always warn you about potentially dangerous products

When you buy something for your home or family, the assumption is that it's probably safe.  Somebody must be testing these items and paying especially close attention to products marketed for children and infants. But the federal agency that's supposed to protect American consumers faces major obstacles before it can reveal that a product on the market is causing injuries or even deaths. It's a painful reality for Virginia resident Keenan Overton, who doted on his firstborn son, Ezra.  "He was very playful, always smiling like me, curly hair," said Overton. "He loved to be held. He loved to be noticed. And he was just a happy, baby." Three days before Christmas in 2017, 5-month-old baby Ezra went to sleep for the last time.  "There's no re...