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From TheJournal.ie Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold Hoverboards

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold

Almost 350,000 potentially unsafe products were seized in Ireland last year.

From TheJournal.ie EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows Trade War

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows

Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.

From TheJournal.ie Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable? IKEA

Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?

The Swedish furniture giant is one of the biggest and most profitable retailers in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 34,000 products didn't make it onto the Irish market over safety concerns Hoverboards

Nearly 34,000 products didn't make it onto the Irish market over safety concerns

The latest figures were released by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

From TheJournal.ie US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads Banned

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

From TheJournal.ie This is what happens when home renovation goes bad Dodgy

This is what happens when home renovation goes bad

The National Standards Authority of Ireland is warning people to be careful about who they get to fit insulation in their home.

From TheJournal.ie EU says products made in Jewish settlements can no longer have 'Made in Israel' label Palestine

EU says products made in Jewish settlements can no longer have 'Made in Israel' label

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the EU should be ashamed, comparing the move to Nazi-era pratices.

15 products for men that seriously need to cop on

We do not need this outrageous packaging.

From TheJournal.ie Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking E-cigarettes

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking

The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.

From TheJournal.ie Can you guess the codenames for these famous products? Prototype

Can you guess the codenames for these famous products?

The only place where you can get names like Perestroika, Jaunty Jackalope and Weed-Whacker.

11 items in your house that prove you're finally an adult

How many have you got?

From TheJournal.ie Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

16 products you won't believe actually exist

Shut up and take our money.

From TheJournal.ie 'Furniture Inferno' mattress sold on Irish market, investigation finds Safety Warning

'Furniture Inferno' mattress sold on Irish market, investigation finds

A BBC investigation revealed products sold on the UK market that did not conform to safety specifications.

Here's what Australian women are doing with their tampons

It’s not exactly the traditional use…

From TheJournal.ie Why is this Amazon customer/reviewer so powerful? Marketing

Why is this Amazon customer/reviewer so powerful?

Michael Erb approaches reviews like a job – now companies send him products for free in the hope that he’ll notice them.

11 essential solutions to First World Problems

Don’t pretend these things don’t bug you.

VIDEO: The new apple product you won't be able to live without Spoofage This post contains videos

VIDEO: The new apple product you won't be able to live without

This is very cheeky altogether.

From TheJournal.ie 11 Google products and services you never knew existed What Does That Do

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

You can explore Mars, for starters.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi frozen bolognaise, lasagne dishes 'at least 30pc horse' - tests Aldi

Aldi frozen bolognaise, lasagne dishes 'at least 30pc horse' - tests

The Food Safety Authority says tests on Aldi’s products are positive – and says not to eat them if you’ve got them.

From TheJournal.ie French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud' Horse Meat

French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud'

The DGCCRF says the Findus lasagnes, though processed in Luxembourg, got their ‘beef’ from a French supplier.

From TheJournal.ie Findus 'horse meat' lasagne on sale in Ireland Horse Meat

Findus 'horse meat' lasagne on sale in Ireland

The product, which was found to contain up to 100 per cent horse meat in the UK, was withdrawn from Tesco shelves on Wednesday but the FSAI was not informed.

From TheJournal.ie McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products Burger

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products

The company also said it supplied 60 tonnes of beef to Silvercrest foods, contrary to reports that it had supplied 170 tonnes.

From TheJournal.ie First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business Google Shopping

First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business

The new “product listing ads” appeared to have taken off at the end of the final quarter of 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Video: What do you think of the new Guinness ad? Clocks This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Video: What do you think of the new Guinness ad?

This one cost €6.5m to make. Worth it?

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Bendable phones, the 'iPotty'... the latest in tech gadgets Gadgets This post contains images

PICS: Bendable phones, the 'iPotty'... the latest in tech gadgets

Which one is your favourite?

From TheJournal.ie 4 stupidly simple but successful new inventions Clever Clogs

4 stupidly simple but successful new inventions

Start-up turns community-generated ideas into clever new products, paying back lifetime royalties to inventors.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas Craft

Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas

Stores and websites are reporting a strong interest in Irish craft and design products with craftspeople lowering their prices in response to the recession.

From TheJournal.ie Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets Shortages

Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets

This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.

Most Baffling Product of the Day

“Slut Mix”. Your guess is as good as ours.

From TheJournal.ie Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever? Badvertising This post contains videos

Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?

Bertie in the cupboard, awkward RTÉ Guide man, an overexcited chicken fancier: here are our nominees for some badvertising for distinctly Irish products.

12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off Not Lovin' It This post contains images

12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off

McLobster anyone? Thought not.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty' Opinion

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'

Family clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says toys don’t just let children ‘play’ anymore – they are constantly selling to them…

From TheJournal.ie Skechers to pay $40m in US settlement over advertising claims Skechers

Skechers to pay $40m in US settlement over advertising claims

Federal Trade Commission says the company made deceptive claims about its products helping to tone and strengthen muscle.

From TheJournal.ie 6 female brand spokespeople who show age is just a number Never Too Old

6 female brand spokespeople who show age is just a number

Legendary women who can still promote a product.

From TheJournal.ie What do YOU think of the draft children's ads code? Advertising

What do YOU think of the draft children's ads code?

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland wants to hear what the public think of proposed limits to how fatty, sugary and salty food and drink is targeted at children in ads.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What Irish food or drink do you most miss when abroad? Food

Open thread: What Irish food or drink do you most miss when abroad?

If you are living abroad, do you salivate at the thought of a packet of Irish crisps; or does your Dad post you over boxes of teabags? Let us know what food or drinks you miss most this St Patrick’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads EBay

EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads

A row between eBay and L’Oreal over the sale of counterfeit goods has found its way to the European Court of Justice.