Across the store, “safety” has become one of the biggest buzzwords of 2008. It's been well documented in the food areas, with last month's massive beef recall being only the most recent incident. Last year, pet food containing melamine raised a huge furor and changed consumer buying habits, in many cases, permanently. In nonfood areas, the toy business has been hit hard over concerns about lead coatings and the plasticizers known as phthalates. Compact fluorescent bulbs are heralded for ...
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