FDA Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soap

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Which is better for washing your hands: antibacterial soap or just regular soap and water? The Food and Drug Administration may lean to the latter, now that the agency is reviewing the safety of triclosan, an ingredient that fights bacteria. It’s included in a number of consumer products, including liquid hand soap, kitchenware, and even… Read more »

What is the Safest Car for Pets?

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Yesterday, pet safety group Bark Buckle Up released their list of the 10 safest cars for pets, considering factors like how well each vehicle accommodated kennels of various sizes, ease of pet access, and pet-friendly surfaces. Topping the list? The Ford Edge, a car I’ve never heard of. According to Bark Buckle Up, 98% of… Read more »

Christopher Drummond Beautifies Your Skin and the Planet

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Ever had a bad experience with all natural make up? Life360’s green reviewer Steffany Boldrini has, but a recent trial of an organic line by Christopher Drummond Beauty has sweetened her on using organic eye shadow, blush and other products. The company’s vegan, animal and eco friendly beauty supplies are made using minerals instead of… Read more »

Will Changes in Registered Sex Offender Monitoring Make California Safer?

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In California, “Jessica’s Law” increases prison sentences for violent and habitual sex offenders, and bars offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools and parks and requires them to wear GPS trackers for life. But there are many critics of Jessica’s Law for the way it manages registered sex offenders. One argument is that Jessica’s… Read more »

Toyota Sales Still Up, Even After Safety Woes

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Remember concerns about Toyota’s massive safety recall? Apparently most car buyers in the U.S. don’t, or aren’t discouraged enough to stop buying Toyotas. In the U.S., sales rose 41% in March over last year. The Japanese car manufacturer attributes the rise to some big discounts, that gave consumers incentives as high as $2,250. Yesterday, the… Read more »

Nectar Essences Battles Stress with Scents

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Stress may be impossible to avoid, but Life360’s green reviewer Steffany Boldrini may have found a way to reduce it using Nectar Essences’ aromatic formulas. The company’s organic scents are designed by a homeopathic healer and help battle tension with the help of essential oils. All-natural and environmentally friendly, Nectar Essences supports fair trade practices… Read more »

Recall: 150,000 Evenflo Wooden Gates

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Our friends the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 150,000 Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus gates, wooden gates made to prevent young children from accessing stairways. Evenflo received 142 reports of broken/detached slats. Parents who own an Evenflo gate affected by the call can get a free replacement by calling the company at 800-233-5921. The Top-of-Stair Plus… Read more »

1 Million Infantino Baby Slings Recalled

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We’ve been following this story closely at Life360 Now!, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled over one million baby slings. The recall includes the popular Infantino SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo. The CPSC’s warning earlier this month was broad and didn’t identify which sling types for manufacturers were dangerous, so this is a big… Read more »