About ConsumerSafety.org

Our Mission

ConsumerSafety.org strives to make safety-related information and news about drugs, medical devices, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.

What We Do

We focus on three primary areas to help bring awareness about problematic drugs, medical devices, and products to consumers.

News and Safety Information: Our writers, researchers, and contributors craft a variety of articles, informational pages, and other resources that offer details about potentially hazardous products along with tips for preventing injury and staying healthy.

Outreach Efforts: Our team of health and safety advocates work with journalists, bloggers, experts in the health and wellness communities, and other influencers to spread the word about the latest dangers and promote good health and safety practices.

Legal Connections: We connect individuals who have been hurt by products, medical devices, and medications with lawyers who specialize in product liability litigation, giving them an opportunity to seek compensation for their injuries and recover related costs. While ConsumerSafety.org receives sponsorship from several law firms, we offer information and services freely to all visitors of this website. ConsumerSafety.org does not receive compensation from any health, safety, or other service providers.

The ConsumerSafety.org Website

Our website is split into six areas: Health, Safety, Drugs, Medical Devices, Legal and News. Simply select the area you want to know more about to browse that section and see what information we offer.



Simple Search

We also offer a simple site search. You can access the site search by selecting the magnifying glass symbol at the top of every page, or simply type the topic you are looking to learn more about in the field below and then click “Search”.

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The ConsumerSafety.org Team

Our team is made of up writers, editors, advocates, and experts in various areas related to consumer safety and awareness. We strive daily to provide information that is informative, actionable, and timely. See our Editorial Standards for more information about how we write.

Consumer Safety Team

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    Curtis Weyant

    Managing Editor

    Curtis Weyant has more than 20 years as a writer, editor, and communicator, publishing on a wide variety of topics, especially in the financial, legal, and medical fields. At ConsumerSafety.org, Curtis oversees the day-to-day publication of all content, ensuring its relevance with the mission of the site and adherence to the strict Editorial Guidelines we have adopted. He has been been published in peer-reviewed journals, print books, and on a variety of websites and blogs, and he has presented at a number of conferences across the country. His work has appeared or been cited in Salon, PopMatters, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Curtis holds a BA in English Literature from Roberts Wesleyan College and an MA in Language & Literature from Signum University.

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    Sydney Ziverts

    Health & Nutrition Investigator

    Sydney has a background in English, psychology, and the biological sciences giving her the ability to understand health topics from a holistic perspective. In her role as Health & Nutrition Investigator for ConsumerSafety.org, Sydney focuses on researching the latest health news that impacts consumers and has a special interest in women’s health and nutrition. Sydney has been cited in publications such as Healthline, Reader’s Digest, Mental Floss, and PopSugar, among others. She holds a BA in English Literature from Coastal Carolina University, and she has received certification in CDC Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals.

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    Caitlin Hoff

    Health & Safety Investigator

    Caitlin Hoff utilizes her background in product design to research and evaluate both consumer products and behaviors that impact the general public’s health and safety. Shining a light on dangerous products, unhealthy habits, and unsafe health trends, Caitlin hopes to guide families and individuals to make smarter decisions and improve their overall quality of life. Working with ConsumerSafety.org, Caitlin focuses a large part of her research and educational efforts on women’s health topics, home safety tips, and the dangers associated with common consumer products. Caitlin has been cited in a number of publications including Huffington Post, U.S. News, Reader’s Digest, SheKnows, and Realtor.com. Caitlin holds a BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati, and she has received certification in CDC Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals.

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    Morgan Statt

    Health & Safety Investigator

    Morgan Statt has a background in strategic communication, research, and professional writing that has facilitated her coverage of a wide variety of health and safety topics. At ConsumerSafety.org, Morgan focuses on researching and communicating trending health news, product safety, and medication issues that can impact consumers’ everyday lives. She has been cited in multiple publications including Reader’s Digest, Bustle, PopSugar, Healthline, and Metro. Morgan holds a BA in Strategic Communications from St. Bonaventure, and she has received certification in CDC Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals.

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Contributors

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    Kate Harveston

    Contributor

    Kate Harveston is a writer from Pennsylvania who mainly covers political topics and feminism, but she has written on a wide variety of issues. Kate respects all political voices besides those of vitriol and hate. You can see more of her work at onlyslightlybiased.com

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    Sara Lindberg, M.Ed

    Contributor

    Sara Lindberg, M.Ed, is a full-time freelance writer with 20+ years of experience in the mental health, fitness, education, and wellness fields. She holds a BS in exercise science and a master's degree in counseling. She has spent her life educating people on the importance of health and wellness.

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    Jennifer MacCormack

    Contributor

    Jen MacCormack is a medical laboratory scientist and freelance writer who is passionate about science communication. She earned her Bachelor of Science at McGill University in Montreal, and has worked in Canadian and American hospitals and research laboratories, as well as in clinical laboratory accreditation. Jen covers drug and medical device safety topics for ConsumerSafety.org. She has also written articles about renewable energy for Earthtechling and Understand Solar, and biology-related topics on the BioDetectives science blog.

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    Erin Olivera

    Contributor

    As a proud farm kid, Erin’s background is in agriculture. She earned a B.S. in Animal Science and spent seven years working in the food industry, with experience in a microbiology testing facility, food manufacturing facility, and in food regulation. Putting her knowledge to work in a new way, Erin now writes about food safety and regulations for ConsumerSafety.org and elsewhere, as well as biology topics in general.

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    Douglas Pinheiro

    Contributor

    Doug recently retired from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an investigator with over 25 years of experience in product safety investigations, inspections of manufacturers, screening imported product at various US ports of entry and public affairs. Some of these efforts resulted in product recalls and product seizures. Since just about everything in one’s home is a consumer product, Doug’s experience covers a myriad of product categories from furnaces and tools to toys and children’s clothing.

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