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The FDA has (finally) issued a proposed rule that will require makers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to prove that their products are safe for long-term use. The active ingredients (triclosan and triclocarban) have been linked to health risks such as …

Recall Alert: Carter's Zipper Footies.
Carter's has recalled 218,000 infant footies because the zippers can detach, creating a choking hazard. The recall includes eight styles in sizes newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months, sold from December 2012 through January 2013. For details about the re…
Recall Alert: Trumpette Baby Socks
Trumpette has recalled about 33,000 pairs of "Hearts" and "Aubree's" style baby socks sold from December 2012 through February 2013. The bow and flower decorations can detach, causing a choking hazard. For details, including a brilliant (ahem) remedy idea (re…
Recall Alert: Lululemon Yoga Pants.
Lululemon has recalled a whole bunch of black yoga pants (17% of all the women's pants they sell) because they're too see-through. Which means there's going to be a shortage of flattering black yoga pants for a while. For details, including information about …

Whole Foods Market is the first national grocery chain to commit to full transparency about genetically modified organisms in products it carries. By 2018, all products in Whole Foods stores in the U.S. and Canada must be labeled to i…

DK Publishing has announced it will publish a series of board books about everyone's favorite chew toy. The first four Sophie la girafe books, coming in June, will cover counting, peekaboo, a busy day, and colors; they'll be priced fr…