Investigations

More than two decades ago, the death of a toddler in a recalled portable crib prompted Congress to pass a new consumer protection law. Yet today, children still are dying in unsafe products, recalls remain largely ineffective at ridding homes of dangerous products, and the CPSC website that was supposed to help creates a false sense of security, an InvestigateTV analysis of federal records shows.



In most cases, patients with mental disabilities must be evaluated by doctors and get approval from their legal guardians before a “Do Not Resuscitate” order is approved. InvestigateTV uncovered that doesn’t always happen. The result: when a patient has an emergency, medical staff are not allowed to intervene with potentially-life-saving treatments.