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ID:

337

Date:

2007-05-05

Headline:

Hidden hazards: Kids at risk

Reporter's name:

Maurice Possley, Patricia Callahan, Michael O'Neal, Evan Osnos, Sam Roe, Ted Gregory

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Chicago Tribune

City:

Chicago, IL

Summary:

The Chicago Tribune has run sixty stories (so far) in its series, "Hidden Hazards: Kids at Risk," beginning in May 2007. The series began by investigating federal regulation of children's toys after an Illinois toddler died and other children were injured by toys, despite citizens' efforts to prod the CPSC to take action in response to earlier incidents.

Notes:

Reporters for the Chicago Tribune used FOIA to obtain documents for the series. For example, Patricia Callahan estimated that she filed 3-4 dozen FOIA requests, eliciting hundreds of documents.

Keywords:

children, health, product, consumer, safety, CPSC, crib, lead, toys

URL:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/chi-safety-storygallery,0,6784065.storygallery


Agencies:

CPSC

States:

IL

Categories:

business
public health


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