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# products - Monday 23 March, 2020

Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:47 PM 61,561 Views 58 Comments

The CCPC says it is monitoring products for sale online.

# products - Friday 23 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,219 Views 8 Comments

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

# products - Friday 15 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 15th 2018, 7:19 AM 32,046 Views 84 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 17,378 Views 32 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 14 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 14th 2016, 12:19 PM 16,370 Views 18 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads
# Banned
# Banned

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 37,003 Views 16 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 22 November, 2015

This is what happens when home renovation goes bad
# Dodgy
# Dodgy

This is what happens when home renovation goes bad

Nov 22nd 2015, 11:00 AM 41,754 Views 31 Comments

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

# products - Thursday 12 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 12th 2015, 8:23 AM 15,998 Views 159 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 1 November, 2015

15 products for men that seriously need to cop on
# Macho Man
From The Daily Edge
# Macho Man

15 products for men that seriously need to cop on

Nov 1st 2015, 6:00 PM 13,343 Views 22 Comments

We do not need this outrageous packaging.

# products - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking

Aug 19th 2015, 10:52 AM 21,985 Views 71 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Can you guess the codenames for these famous products?
# Prototype
# Prototype

Can you guess the codenames for these famous products?

Apr 26th 2015, 8:45 AM 18,746 Views 10 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 22 March, 2015

11 items in your house that prove you're finally an adult
# Growing Pains
From The Daily Edge
# Growing Pains

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 9:30 AM 25,975 Views 14 Comments

How many have you got?

# products - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list
# Europe
# Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

Feb 11th 2015, 9:36 AM 50,292 Views 24 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

16 products you won't believe actually exist
# Cat Hair
From The Daily Edge
# Cat Hair

16 products you won't believe actually exist

Jun 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 43,174 Views 32 Comments

Shut up and take our money.

# products - Sunday 2 February, 2014

'Furniture Inferno' mattress sold on Irish market, investigation finds
# Safety Warning
# Safety Warning

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

Feb 2nd 2014, 10:15 AM 21,635 Views 10 Comments

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

# products - Friday 10 January, 2014

Here's what Australian women are doing with their tampons
# Down Under
From The Daily Edge
# Down Under

Here's what Australian women are doing with their tampons

Jan 10th 2014, 1:31 PM 5,292 Views 1 Comment

It’s not exactly the traditional use…

# products - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Why is this Amazon customer/reviewer so powerful?
# Marketing
# Marketing

Why is this Amazon customer/reviewer so powerful?

Nov 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 23,998 Views 14 Comments

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

# products - Monday 16 September, 2013

11 essential solutions to First World Problems
# First World Solutions
From The Daily Edge
# First World Solutions

11 essential solutions to First World Problems

Sep 16th 2013, 9:30 PM 36,542 Views 27 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

VIDEO: The new apple product you won't be able to live without
# Spoofage
From The Daily Edge
# Spoofage

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

Mar 27th 2013, 10:30 PM 35,050 Views 40 Comments

This is very cheeky altogether.

# products - Saturday 23 March, 2013

11 Google products and services you never knew existed
# What Does That Do
# What Does That Do

11 Google products and services you never knew existed

Mar 23rd 2013, 8:45 AM 24,975 Views 31 Comments

You can explore Mars, for starters.

# products - Friday 8 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 8th 2013, 10:19 PM 18,446 Views 144 Comments

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

French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud'
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud'

Feb 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,986 Views 47 Comments

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

Findus 'horse meat' lasagne on sale in Ireland
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Findus 'horse meat' lasagne on sale in Ireland

Feb 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 9,483 Views 60 Comments

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.

# products - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 6th 2013, 10:19 AM 8,513 Views 34 Comments

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

# products - Saturday 26 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 26th 2013, 11:30 AM 8,631 Views 2 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:15 PM 15,392 Views 48 Comments

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

# products - Saturday 12 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 12th 2013, 11:30 AM 14,606 Views 23 Comments

Which one is your favourite?

# products - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

4 stupidly simple but successful new inventions
# Clever Clogs
# Clever Clogs

4 stupidly simple but successful new inventions

Dec 25th 2012, 12:30 PM 25,898 Views 34 Comments

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

# products - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas
# Craft
# Craft

Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 4,026 Views 8 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 12th 2012, 2:01 PM 12,566 Views 55 Comments

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

# products - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Most Baffling Product of the Day
# Confusion
From The Daily Edge
# Confusion

Most Baffling Product of the Day

Dec 11th 2012, 10:21 AM 1,629 Views 0 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?

Sep 16th 2012, 6:00 PM 26,014 Views 88 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 17 June, 2012

12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off
# Not Lovin' It
From The Daily Edge
# Not Lovin' It

12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off

Jun 17th 2012, 12:00 PM 23,411 Views 23 Comments

McLobster anyone? Thought not.

# products - Monday 4 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 4th 2012, 7:00 PM 691 Views 24 Comments

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

# products - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

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

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

May 16th 2012, 4:32 PM 7,622 Views 16 Comments

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

# products - Sunday 22 April, 2012

6 female brand spokespeople who show age is just a number
# Never Too Old
# Never Too Old

6 female brand spokespeople who show age is just a number

Apr 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 6,838 Views 3 Comments

Legendary women who can still promote a product.

# products - Friday 30 March, 2012

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

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

Mar 30th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,255 Views 18 Comments

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.

# products - Saturday 17 March, 2012

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

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

Mar 17th 2012, 1:00 PM 22,434 Views 109 Comments

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.

# products - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads
# EBay
# EBay

EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads

Jul 12th 2011, 3:09 PM 280 Views 0 Comments

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