Consumer Product SafetyOff-Road Motor Vehicles: Motorized, recreational vehicles used on non-public roads. They include all-terrain vehicles, dirt-bikes, minibikes, motorbikes, trailbikes, and snowmobiles. Excludes MOTORCYCLES, which are considered public road vehicles.Infant Equipment: Equipment and furniture used by infants and babies in the home, car, and play area.Accidents, HomePlay and Playthings: Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.United StatesEmergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Accident Prevention: Efforts and designs to reduce the incidence of unexpected undesirable events in various environments and situations.Household Products: Substances or materials used in the course of housekeeping or personal routine.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Cosmetics: Substances intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants, as well as any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Office of Cosmetics Fact Sheet (web page) Feb 1995)Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Flame Retardants: Materials applied to fabrics, bedding, furniture, plastics, etc. to retard their burning; many may leach out and cause allergies or other harm.Deodorants: Agents that remove, correct, repress, or mask undesirable ODORS. In personal hygiene, deodorants often contain astringent preparations that reduce SWEATING, referred to as ANTIPERSPIRANTS. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Phthalic Acids: A group of compounds that has the general structure of a dicarboxylic acid-substituted benzene ring. The ortho-isomer is used in dye manufacture. (Dorland, 28th ed)Benzhydryl Compounds: Compounds which contain the methyl radical substituted with two benzene rings. Permitted are any substituents, but ring fusion to any of the benzene rings is not allowed.Hydrocarbons, BrominatedHalogenated Diphenyl Ethers: Compounds that contain two halogenated benzene rings linked via an OXYGEN atom. Many polybrominated diphenyl ethers are used as FLAME RETARDANTS.Triclosan: A diphenyl ether derivative used in cosmetics and toilet soaps as an antiseptic. It has some bacteriostatic and fungistatic action.Hazardous Substances: Elements, compounds, mixtures, or solutions that are considered severely harmful to human health and the environment. They include substances that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive.Sports Equipment: Equipment required for engaging in a sport (such as balls, bats, rackets, skis, skates, ropes, weights) and devices for the protection of athletes during their performance (such as masks, gloves, mouth pieces).Phenols: Benzene derivatives that include one or more hydroxyl groups attached to the ring structure.Plasticizers: Materials incorporated mechanically in plastics (usually PVC) to increase flexibility, workability or distensibility; due to the non-chemical inclusion, plasticizers leach out from the plastic and are found in body fluids and the general environment.Polybrominated Biphenyls: Biphenyl compounds which are extensively brominated. Many of these compounds are toxic environmental pollutants.Environmental Pollutants: Substances or energies, for example heat or light, which when introduced into the air, water, or land threaten life or health of individuals or ECOSYSTEMS.Silver: Silver. An element with the atomic symbol Ag, atomic number 47, and atomic weight 107.87. It is a soft metal that is used medically in surgical instruments, dental prostheses, and alloys. Long-continued use of silver salts can lead to a form of poisoning known as ARGYRIA.Interior Design and Furnishings: The planning of the furnishings and decorations of an architectural interior.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Household Articles: Various material objects and items in the home. It includes temporary or permanent machinery and appliances. It does not include furniture or interior furnishings (FURNITURE see INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNISHINGS; INTERIOR FURNISHINGS see INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNISHINGS).Silver Compounds: Inorganic compounds that contain silver as an integral part of the molecule.Metal Nanoparticles: Nanoparticles produced from metals whose uses include biosensors, optics, and catalysts. In biomedical applications the particles frequently involve the noble metals, especially gold and silver.Alkanesulfonic Acids: Sulfonic acid derivatives that are substituted with an aliphatic hydrocarbon group.Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.Consumer Health Information: Information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.Toxicity Tests: An array of tests used to determine the toxicity of a substance to living systems. These include tests on clinical drugs, foods, and environmental pollutants.Swimming PoolsEndocrine Disruptors: Exogenous agents, synthetic and naturally occurring, which are capable of disrupting the functions of the ENDOCRINE SYSTEM including the maintenance of HOMEOSTASIS and the regulation of developmental processes. Endocrine disruptors are compounds that can mimic HORMONES, or enhance or block the binding of hormones to their receptors, or otherwise lead to activating or inhibiting the endocrine signaling pathways and hormone metabolism.Siloxanes: Silicon polymers that contain alternate silicon and oxygen atoms in linear or cyclic molecular structures.Estrogens, Non-Steroidal: Non-steroidal compounds with estrogenic activity.AccidentsDiethylhexyl Phthalate: An ester of phthalic acid. It appears as a light-colored, odorless liquid and is used as a plasticizer for many resins and elastomers.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Patient Safety: Efforts to reduce risk, to address and reduce incidents and accidents that may negatively impact healthcare consumers.Nanostructures: Materials which have structured components with at least one dimension in the range of 1 to 100 nanometers. These include NANOCOMPOSITES; NANOPARTICLES; NANOTUBES; and NANOWIRES.Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Ephedra: A plant genus of the family Ephedraceae, order Ephedrales, class Gnetopsida, division Gnetophyta.Burial: The act or ceremony of putting a corpse into the ground or a vault, or into the sea; or the inurnment of CREMAINS.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)

Maternal immunization. (1/566)

Maternal immunization can enhance passive immunity of infants to pathogens that cause life-threatening illnesses. In most instances, immunization during pregnancy will provide important protection for the woman as well as for her offspring. The tetanus toxoid and influenza vaccines are examples of vaccines that provide a double benefit. Other vaccines under evaluation include those for respiratory syncytial virus, pneumococci, group B streptococci, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Although most IgG antibody crosses the placenta in the third trimester, the process is time-dependent, dictating that immunization should be accomplished ideally at least 6 weeks prior to delivery. IgG1 antibodies are transferred preferentially. Maternal immunization has not interfered with active immunization of the infant. Inactivated vaccines administered in the third trimester of pregnancy pose no known risk to the woman or to her fetus.  (+info)

Potential advantages of DNA immunization for influenza epidemic and pandemic planning. (2/566)

Immunization with purified DNA is a powerful technique for inducing immune responses. The concept of DNA immunization involves insertion of the gene encoding the antigen of choice into a bacterial plasmid and injection of the plasmid into the host where the antigen is expressed and where it induces humoral and cellular immunity. The most effective routes and methods for DNA immunization are bombardment with particles coated with DNA ("gene gun" technique), followed by the intramuscular and intradermal routes. DNA immunization technology has the potential to induce immunity to all antigens that can be completely encoded in DNA, which therefore include all protein, but not carbohydrate, antigens. DNA immunization results in presentation of antigens to the host's immune system in a natural form, like that achieved with live-attenuated vaccines. The DNA immunization strategy has the potential to rapidly provide a new vaccine in the face of an emerging influenza pandemic.  (+info)

Safety of long-term therapy with ciprofloxacin: data analysis of controlled clinical trials and review. (3/566)

We reviewed the literature and the manufacturer's U.S. clinical data pool for safety data on long-term administration of ciprofloxacin (Bayer, West Haven, CT). Only controlled clinical trials including patients treated for >30 days were selected. We identified 636 patients by literature search and 413 patients in the Bayer U.S. database who fulfilled our search criteria; the average treatment duration for these patients was 130 and 80 days, respectively. Main indications for long-term therapy were osteomyelitis, skin and soft-tissue infection, prophylaxis for urinary tract infection, mycobacterial infections, and inflammatory bowel disease. Adverse events, premature discontinuation of therapy, and deaths occurred at a similar frequency in both treatment arms. Most adverse events occurred early during therapy with little increase in frequency over time. As with short-term therapy, gastrointestinal events were more frequent than central nervous system or skin reactions, but pseudomembranous colitis was not observed. No previously unknown adverse events were noted. We conclude that ciprofloxacin is tolerated as well as other antibiotics when extended courses of therapy are required.  (+info)

Fluoroquinolone toxicity profiles: a review focusing on newer agents. (4/566)

For 2 decades fluoroquinolones have been found to be generally well-tolerated and safe. Adverse events may be inherent to the class or influenced by structural modifications. The commonest adverse events are gastrointestinal tract (GI) and central nervous system (CNS) reactions; nephrotoxicity and tendinitis are infrequent, but agents differ greatly in phototoxic potential. Fluoroquinolones are safe in elderly, human immunodeficiency virus-infected, and neutropenic patients, but because of possible effects on articular cartilage, they are not currently recommended for children or pregnant women. Four new agents have recently been licensed. Levofloxacin causes few GI or CNS adverse events and is minimally phototoxic. Sparfloxacin infrequently causes GI or CNS effects but is associated with relatively high rates of phototoxicity and prolongation of the electrocardiographic QTc interval (Q-T interval, corrected for heart rate). Grepafloxacin causes relatively high rates of GI effects, taste perversion, and QTc interval prolongation, but it is minimally phototoxic. Trovafloxacin is associated with a moderate rate of GI effects and a relatively high incidence of dizziness but has low phototoxic potential.  (+info)

Expanded safety and immunogenicity of a bivalent, oral, attenuated cholera vaccine, CVD 103-HgR plus CVD 111, in United States military personnel stationed in Panama. (5/566)

To provide optimum protection against classical and El Tor biotypes of Vibrio cholerae O1, a single-dose, oral cholera vaccine was developed by combining two live, attenuated vaccine strains, CVD 103-HgR (classical, Inaba) and CVD 111 (El Tor, Ogawa). The vaccines were formulated in a double-chamber sachet; one chamber contained lyophilized bacteria, and the other contained buffer. A total of 170 partially-immune American soldiers stationed in Panama received one of the following five formulations: (a) CVD 103-HgR at 10(8) CFU plus CVD 111 at 10(7) CFU, (b) CVD 103-HgR at 10(8) CFU plus CVD 111 at 10(6) CFU, (c) CVD 103-HgR alone at 10(8) CFU, (d) CVD 111 alone at 10(7) CFU, or (e) inactivated Escherichia coli placebo. Among those who received CVD 111 at the high or low dose either alone or in combination with CVD 103-HgR, 8 of 103 had diarrhea, defined as three or more liquid stools. None of the 32 volunteers who received CVD 103-HgR alone or the 35 placebo recipients had diarrhea. CVD 111 was detected in the stools of 46% of the 103 volunteers who received it. About 65% of all persons who received CVD 103-HgR either alone or in combination had a fourfold rise in Inaba vibriocidal titers. The postvaccination geometric mean titers were comparable among groups, ranging from 450 to 550. Ogawa vibriocidal titers were about twice as high in persons who received CVD 111 as in those who received CVD 103-HgR alone (600 versus 300). The addition of CVD 111 improved the overall seroconversion rate and doubled the serum Ogawa vibriocidal titers, suggesting that the combination of an El Tor and a classical cholera strain is desirable. While CVD 111 was previously found to be well tolerated in semiimmune Peruvians, the adverse effects observed in this study indicate that this strain requires further attenuation before it can be safely used in nonimmune populations.  (+info)

Filter ventilation and nicotine content of tobacco in cigarettes from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (6/566)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to determine filter ventilation and the nicotine content of tobacco and their contribution to machine-smoked yields of cigarettes from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. METHODS: Ninety-two brands of cigarettes (32 American, 23 Canadian, and 37 British brands) were purchased at retail outlets in State College, Pennsylvania, United States, Toronto, Canada, and London, United Kingdom. A FIDUS FDT filter ventilation tester measured the percentage air-dilution from filter vents. High-pressure, liquid chromatography was used to measure the nicotine content of tobacco. Regression techniques were used to examine the contributions of tobacco nicotine content and filter ventilation to machine-smoked yields of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide (CO). RESULTS: Ninety-four per cent of the American brands, 91% of the Canadian brands, and 79% of British brands were ventilated. The total nicotine content of tobacco and percent nicotine (by weight of tobacco) averaged 10.2 mg (standard error of the mean (SEM) 0.25, range: 7.2 to 13.4) and 1.5% (SEM 0.03, range 1.2 to 2) in the United States, 13.5 mg (SEM 0.49, range: 8.0 to 18.3) and 1.8% (SEM 0.06, range: 1.0 to 2.4) in Canada, 12.5 mg (SEM 0.33, range: 9 to 17.5) and 1.7% (SEM 0.04, range: 1.3 to 2.4) in the United Kingdom. Multiple regression analyses showed that ventilation was by far the largest factor influencing machine-smoked yields of tar, nicotine, and CO. CONCLUSION: Filter ventilation appears to be the predominant method for reducing machine-smoked yields of tar, nicotine, and CO in three countries. However, some brands contain about twice as much nicotine (total content or percent nicotine) as do others, indicating that tobacco types or blends and tobacco castings can be used to manipulate nicotine content and nicotine delivery of cigarettes.  (+info)

Changes across 3 years in self-reported awareness of product warning messages in a Hispanic community. (7/566)

This study investigated the self-reported awareness of product warning messages among independent random samples of Hispanics in San Francisco surveyed from 1989 through 1992. Messages tested were primarily related to cigarette smoking and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. In general, respondents reported low levels of awareness of product warning messages with the exception of those messages dealing with the consumption of alcohol or cigarettes during pregnancy. Nevertheless, there were increases in awareness across years for the alcohol-related warning messages and for one of the cigarette messages, indicating that continued exposure increases awareness of the message. A notable proportion of the respondents reported being aware of a bogus message implying the presence of socially desirable responses in self-reports of message awareness. Gender, education, age and acculturation level of the respondents also showed effects on reported awareness of specific messages. Continued exposure to product warning messages seems useful in producing health-enhancing behaviors among Hispanics.  (+info)

Protection of chickens against very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and Marek's disease virus (MDV) with a recombinant MDV expressing IBDV VP2. (8/566)

To develop a herpes virus vaccine that can induce immunity for an extended period, a recombinant Marek's disease (MD) virus (MDV) CVI-988 strain expressing infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) host-protective antigen VP2 at the US2 site (rMDV) was developed under the control of an SV40 early promoter. Chickens vaccinated with the rMDV showed no clinical signs and no mortality and 55% of the chickens were considered protected histopathologically after challenge with very virulent IBDV (vvIBDV), whereas all of the chickens vaccinated with the conventional IBDV vaccine showed no clinical signs and were protected. Chickens vaccinated with the CVI-988 or chickens in the challenge control showed severe clinical signs and high mortality (70-75%) and none of them were protected. Also, the rMDV conferred full protection to chickens against vvMDV just as the CVI-988 strain did, whereas 90% of the challenge control chickens died of MD. Antibody levels against IBDV and MDV following the vaccination increased continuously for at least 10 weeks. No histopathological lesions in the rMDV-vaccinated chickens and no contact transmission of the rMDV to their penmates were confirmed. These results demonstrate that an effective and safe recombinant herpesvirus-based IBD vaccine could be constructed by expressing the VP2 antigen at the US2 site of the CVI-988 vaccine strain.  (+info)

Nomination, Consumer Product Safety Commission: hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, on nomination of Samuel D. Zagoria, to be a member, Consumer Product Safety Commission, October 5, 1978 ...
IN 1972 Congress created a new federal regulatory agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and empowered it to deal with the safety of virtually every consumer product in use. Previously, household products subject to safety regulation had been the exception rather than the rule. Specific laws-the first dating from 1953 but most having been enacted during the consumerist boom of the late 1960s-had given various federal agencies regulatory power over flammable fabrics, refrigerator doors, household poisons, and toys. The new law, the Consumer Product Safety Act, applies to every type of consumer product not covered by other legislation-which is to say, everything except automobiles, cosmetics, drugs, food, and cigarettes. ...
In general, yes. CPSIA defines childrens products as those products intended primarily for use by children 12 and under. Accordingly, these products would be subject to the lead limit for paint and surface coatings at 16 CFR part 1303 (and the 90 ppm lead paint limit effective August 14, 2009) as well as the new lead limits for childrens products containing lead (600 ppm lead limit effective February 10, 2009, and 300 ppm lead limit effective August 14, 2009). If the childrens products use printing inks or materials which actually become a part of the substrate, such as the pigment in a plastic article, or those materials which are actually bonded to the substrate, such as by electroplating or ceramic glazing, they would be excluded from the lead paint limit. However, these products are still considered to be lead containing products irrespective of whether such products are excluded from the lead paint limit and are subject to the lead limits for childrens products containing lead. For lead ...
U.S. Consumer Protection Officials Wait Months to Notify Public of Dangerous, Defective Products, Public Citizen Study Finds Despite a law requiring manufacturers to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with "immediate" notification of dangerous products, the agency typically delays nearly seven months after learning of dangerous, defective products before telling the public. A new Public Citizen study, Hazardous Waits: CPSC Lets Crucial Time Pass Before Warning Public About Dangerous Products, reveals that companies fined for tardy reporting took an average of 993 days - 2.7 years - between learning of a safety defect in their products and notifying the CPSC. Perhaps as shocking, the CPSC then took an average of 209 additional days before disclosing the information to the public - even though each case concerned a product defect so dangerous that the item was recalled.. ...
Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union are appealing a federal court decision, released Monday, permanently sealing from public view key facts about a lawsuit filed by an anonymous company against the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Submitted by Steve Galitzer. News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. Recalls from the weeks ending Dec. 31, 2012.. Five infant deaths prompt the CPSC to sue manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners. The complaint alleges that the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two, and Chill model infant recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. The commission voted 3-0 to approve the filing of the complaint, which seeks an order requiring that the firm notify the public of the defect and offer consumers a full refund. To see this release go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13057.html.. RIDGID Coil Roofing Nailer and RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailer recalled by One World Technologies Due to laceration or injury hazard. Sold exclusively at Home Depot. The trigger assembly on the nailers can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a fastener, posing a laceration or injury hazard ...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has used various approaches to inform the public about SaferProducts.While CPSC has employed many key practices for consumer education planning, it has not established metrics for measuring the success of its efforts.
(WZTV) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a safety alert for fidget spinners.In a statement from CPSC acting chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, Buerkle says the agency is investigating some reported incidents associated with the produ
14 FLRA No. 67 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3477 Union and CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Agency Case No. O-NG-587 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and raises issues relating to the negotiability of four Union proposals. Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the parties contentions, the Authority makes the following determinations. Union Proposal 1 The purpose of this agreement is to provide the sole procedures for a Performance Appraisal System for bargaining unit employees in the New York Regional Office, CPSC. It shall be consistent with applicable laws and government-wide regulations. The Agency contends that Union Proposal 1 is inconsistent with law and regulation in that while it purports to be the "sole procedures" governing performance appraisal for unit ...
EMSL Analytical offers close to 30 years of testing experience at their accredited laboratories., , , , Westmont, NJ, August 19th, 2009, , , , The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) began enforcin...
Stock video footage A 1970s commercial by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission shows kids of many races playing with toys, and warns parents about picking safe ones for the right ages.. 00:00:59 ...
Luckily the newspaper which reports this crash is able to convey valuable advice from The Consumer Product Safety Commission: ...
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The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act came into force on June 20, 2011. It establishes legislative and regulatory requirements intended to modernize and strengthen Canada s safety system for consumer products. Canada Consumer Protection Dentons 20 Sep 2013
Atlanta Georgia Products Liability attorneys Montlick & Associates reports on new website launched by the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) dedicated to protecting consumers from dangerous and defective products.
Samsung Electronics woes mounted Friday with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urging consumers to power down and stop charging or using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after reports of the overheating and bursting of the battery in the device in some cases.
Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.. Sample of reported job titles: Extra Vehicular Activity Safety Engineer (EVA Engineer), Product Safety and Standards Engineer, Product Safety Consultant, Product Safety Coordinator, Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety Manager, Product Safety Officer, Risk Control Product Liability Director, Service Loss Control Consultant, System Safety Engineer ...
Health Canada consumer product safety advisories, warnings, and recalls; related materials for consumers, manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors
This is a homepage of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE).Information on Calling Attention Related to Dermatitis Caused by Wearing Blouse for Ladies of Consumer Product Safety Field is published.
It is unfortunate that this website is incomplete. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council also released tips on notebook computer usage in September of this year. Interestingly enough, I found a laptop battery recall as far back as 1994 ...
Incidents: None reported.. How many: About 180. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas from children and stop using them. Consumers can return the pajamas to the place of purchase for a full refund, exchange or store credit. To reach the manufacturer: 888-776-9541 or online at elephantito.com.. LIQUID LAUNDRY PACKET ALERT. Details: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a general alert about single-load liquid laundry packets.. Why: Children who are exposed to the chemicals in single-load liquid laundry packets are at risk of serious injury. Some of the chemicals in these laundry packets are toxic. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to lock up these laundry packets and keep them away from children. Liquid laundry packets are attractive to children as play items because they are soft and colorful and they resemble familiar items like candy, toys and teething products.. Incidents: In 2012 alone, CPSC staff has ...
So far the campaign has reached an estimated 1.3 billion viewers in 34 states. The tip-over demonstration video filmed in CPSCs lab was viewed 2.6 billion times. Over 100,000 tip cards and posters have been distributed nationwide. The campaign has even received national recognition for its PR efforts. As a partner in the Anchor It! campaign, JPMA will be spreading the word through the Baby Safety Zone using #AnchorIt! We encourage all of our members to aid in these efforts by sharing with their audiences as well. Follow @JPMA and @USCPSC to retweet or use the following resources:. ...
The popular Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnetic desk toys will be discontinued, its manufacturer said, blaming what it called baseless and relentless legal badgering from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.. Its time to bid a fond farewell to the worlds most popular adult desk toys, Maxfield and Oberton, the maker of Buckyballs, said on its website this week. Thats right: Were sad to say that Balls and Cubes have a one-way ticket to the Land-of-Awesome-Stuff-You-Should-Have-Bought-When-You-Had-the-Chance.. A limited number of the toys are still available, but no more will be made after they sell out, the company said.. In July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sued Maxfield and Oberton in an attempt to get the company to stop selling the toys, saying they are hazardous to children. When children swallow the powerful magnets, they can pierce holes in the intestines, the commission said, and some children have required multiple surgeries and lengthy hospitalizations. Since 2009, ...
因服用藥物所引起的不良反應(adverse events)有時是輕微的,但也有可能導致重大傷害、住院、甚至是致命的結果。1998年,一項刊登於JAMA期刊的研究指出,以1994年為例,全美近220萬人因藥物引發的嚴重不良反應而住院,其中10萬人所面臨的狀況是致命的(4.5%)[1]。根據這篇研究,有70%的不良反應都是來自病人於非住院期間用藥後產生,只是當時這篇研究並未進一步檢視這些藥物的類別。. 2004年起,美國疾病控制與預防中心(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC)、消費品安全委員會(Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC)、與食品藥物管理局(Food and Drug Administration, ...
What I have been able to learn from my own research is that BPA helps make clear plastics shatterproof, which seems somewhat desirable to me. I also learned that colored plastics dont usually contain it, but that CDs and DVDs (found in most of our homes) do contain this material. These plasticizing materials are essentially inert (not chemically active) until they come in contact with other materials, and then the only way to determine if they have become hazardous is through testing. This is why we have the EPA, FDA and other regulatory bodies. We at home would not likely have the laboratories required to test for a wide variety of interactions. Phosphoric acid and citric acid and other ingredients found in commonly consumed beverages could possibly interact with BPA, especially given enough time, but water (inert) or physiological saline are not likely to interact. Some of this info I gleaned through conversations with an organic chemist (my dad), others from a website devoted to Bisphenol A. ...
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Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ... Read More. ...
The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. It is issuing this warning as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. Some 15,000 types of consumer products fall within the Commissions jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 29 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agencys jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSCs fax-on-demand service, call CPSCs hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSCs teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to [email protected] ### ...
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, and the Consumer Protection Federal Agency of the United Mexican States (Profeco) (
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received a petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the Consumer Product Safety Act to adopt a safety standard for high-powered magnet sets. ...
With Mattel recalling 18 million toys and Cadbury on the receiving end of a conviction for making and distributing unsafe chocolate, many manufacturers will be looking again at what they can do in the event of a product safety problem.. What should a company do when faced with a product safety crisis? How can it handle the practical, legal and PR implications of a damaging product recall?. A companys first act must come long before a product is even made, never mind found to be faulty. A crisis such as Mattels does not creep up on a firm, it bursts in an explosion of publicity and logistical headaches. A company that has not previously put a plan in place has little chance of managing the situation effectively.. There must be an incident management team set up to handle product safety incidents. Product safety touches many areas of a business, so there should be team members from senior management and from the technical, legal, marketing and sales departments.. An incident management plan ...
On average across the years from 2011 to 2013, 1.8 million injuries per year related to team or individual sport activities occurred to children and adolescents age 20 years and younger. Data reported is from consumer product-related injuries occurring in the United States from a statistically valid sample of emergency departments collected by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Data shown for sports injuries are not included in the overall total for musculoskeletal conditions among children and adolescents, on the assumption it duplicates numbers found in the emergency department database based on ICD-9-CM codes and used in the trauma injuries section.. Males report injuries at twice the number as females, with the highest number of injuries occurring in the junior high (11 to 13 years) and high school (14 to 17 years) ages. (Reference Table 7.7.1 PDF CSV). ...
A sweeping childrens safety bill was envisioned to protect kids from dangers ranging from ingesting toxic chemicals to drowning as a result of defective pool drains. [...] after the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was signed by former President George W. Bush in August, mass confusion and misinformation reigned in the lead-up to its effective date last Tuesday. Thrift and consignment store operators nationwide feared they would have to shut down because they wouldnt be able to afford to test childrens products - including clothes - for lead and phthalates, a chemical used to soften plastic. How the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is supposed to enforce the law, disseminated information about the act left a lot of people scratching their heads. Sara Cleveland, communications manager for Northwest Assistance Ministries in Houston, said her agency has removed all items for children 12 and under from its three resale shops. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the Committee on
12/18/2012 (press release: ncconsumer) // Raleigh, North Carolina , USA // Brian Reitter. NCCC has formally requested that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigate the dangers of the JD2.2 Flat Bench, as well as other Apex-branded personal training products that could pose personal injury risks to users. NCCC has received a number of complaints from consumers who allege that the legs of the Apex JD2.2 Flat Bench give out, breaking at a leg weld suddenly and without warning during use causing the bench to collapse underneath them. Upon inspection, they report that the leg welds are holding together only a thin, lightweight mebtal that has completely sheered away. Many of the complainants report that their own weight combined with the weight they are lifting is nowhere near the 300 pound advertised weight limit for the bench. "Its obviously a serious consumer safety hazard," says Matthew Oliver, NCCC Executive Director. "As a 160 pound man, I would expect to be able to lift ...
New and expanded product safety legislation in Canada, superimposed on a backdrop of jurisdictions willing to certify mass tort and personal injury claims, has created an environment ripe for increasing class action activity across the U.S./Canada border. Canada Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 1 Apr 2012
Lets say they sue in Minnesota. At some point Minnesota had a cap at $400,000, but I am not sure if its still in place. If it finds in favor of the Taylors, a jury could also find that they are limited by an arbitrary cap on damages for emotional distress, and may not be able to compensate Miss Taylor and her family properly for the severe pain and distress she experienced as a result of this incident. In this instance this would be particularly tragic (although shes in good spirits, Abigail "wears a backpack with one tube carrying nutrients to her chest and another tube carrying predigested food to her stomach. She wears a colostomy bag and attends school with a nurse who accompanies her 12 hours a day," (Mr. Taylor quoted in the NY Times)).. Also, in the tort deformers ideal world, federal preemption law would protect the pool company from liability in a state consumer protection claim if it followed the guidelines of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recent press attention on ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.. Name of Product: Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers. Units: About 36,000 in the United States and 270 in Canada. Manufacturer: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago Ill.. Hazard: A child or consumers finger can become caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism which is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This presents an amputation and laceration hazard to children and the adults handling the stroller.. Incidents/Injuries: Kolcraft and CPSC have received five reports of injuries involving the hinge mechanism, including reports of three children whose fingertips were amputated and two ...
Two nanotech products under the jurisdiction of the CPSC are being used in the Olympic Games in Beijing - a pair of running shoes and a swimsuit. The products can be found in PENs consumer product inventory, which now contains more than 800 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-enabled items.. "The agency lacks the budget, the statutory authority and the scientific expertise to ensure the hundreds of nanoproducts now on the market, among them baby bottle nipples, infant teething rings, paints, waxes, kitchenware and appliances, are safe. This problem will only worsen as more sophisticated nanotechnology-based products begin to enter the consumer market," argues E. Marla Felcher, who teaches at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government and is the author of the report, The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Nanotechnology.. The CPSC is charged with protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with consumer products. More than 15,000 consumer goods ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.. Name of Product: Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers. Units: Explorer: 7,400 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada; Hammerhead: 160 in the U.S. and 65 in Canada. Importer: phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, Colo.. Hazard: The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.. Incidents/Injuries: Eight incidents have been reported globally; none in North America. No injuries were reported.. Description: The recalled strollers have metal frames and were sold as single strollers or with a doubles kit to make them double strollers. The Explorer has three wheels and the Hammerhead has four. Both have a cloth seat and canopy. Explorer ...
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Media inquiries should be directed to Van Hindes at Gerber Products Co., (616) 928-2782, or Gary Rudnick at Golin/Harris, (312) 836-7112.. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agencys jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSCs fax-on-demand service, call CPSCs hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSCs teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to [email protected] ### ...
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Throughout the supply chain, the introduction of "harmful chemicals" or "substances of concern" must be controlled and where possible, eliminated. Through the introduction of regulations such as Californias Prop 65, the European Unions REACH initiative and the concerns related the potential health effects of BPA and Phthalates, the market has become more highly regulated, a complex situation for companies to navigate through. Manufacturers, distributors, and importers of personal care and beauty products must satisfy the regulations and guidelines for the control of contaminants and ingredients in products which are documented in both European and US guidelines.. The team at Impact Analytical has the experience and knowledge to meet the needs of our customers, developing cost effective procedures to get your product to market. Services include screening and testing of products for substances on the prohibited substances list, materials that can be used only in specified circumstances. Routine ...
Four major retailers have agreed to pull Nap Nanny recliners from their inventory following safety concerns. The recliners have led to 5 infant deaths and dozens of injuries that prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to file a complaint against Nap Nanny manufacturer after they failed to come up with a recall plan.. Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us have now agreed to pull the Nap Nanny, the CPSC reports. Parents should know the recalls include the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill model infant recliners. But they also need to know how to use the products properly, according to the manufacturer. The CPSC has been warning of the dangers of the foam recliner since 2010 when Baby Matters, LLC agreed to offer a discount coupon to Generation One owners toward the purchase of a newer model Nap Nanny that came with warnings and instructions for use. The consumer group says at the time, they were not aware that one infant death had ...
The government of Canada has requirements that all legally imported products must meet. This is to ensure that all the goods that make it into your home are rigorously tested for safety and free of harmful toxins like lead, phthalates, flame retardants. They are also determined safe for dishwashers, microwave and other common uses. The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) is the law that protects Canadians from potentially harmful goods by requiring these tests to validate safety and compliance. Every product that we import meets all of the Consumer Product Safety requirements. Just to be sure that our products are not harmful, we require additional and rigorous third-party safety testing. ...
This is the result of parents demanding too much government involvement in keeping us safe. Many parents were doing what worked, conscientiously shopping for quality. But because many feel that the government needs to be heavily involved in child safety, the government has responded favorably and gotten involved. Now the same people who would lobby for more government regulation are saying, "But wait! We didnt mean us!" We truly have to choose which side of this issue to stand on. You either want broad government regulation of toy safety or you dont. Personally I dont. I feel competent to make smart choices for my family all by myself. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we (parents) brought this on ourselves.. ...
Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with nine manufacturers and distributers announced a voluntary recall of around 2 million pourable gel fuel products due to a high risk of having a flash fire. People have died and sustained serious burn injuries with this product. The danger occurs when consumers pour the gel fuel onto an already burning fire.. The CPSC knows of 65 reports of flash fire or burn injuries. There were 37 burn injuries reported and two people have died. Out of these burn injuries, 34 people had to be hospitalized with second and third degree burns sustained to their face, chest, hands, arms, or legs.. Twenty-eight of the reports involved one particular manufacturer, Napa Home & Garden. The company had issued a June 2011 recall for their gel fuel. The CPSC said that regardless of the manufacturer, all pourable gel fuel has the same danger of causing a flash fire.. ...
A massive recall of nearly 2 million EnergySaver and Marathon Flood Lamps has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).. The 1.86 million EnergySaver a/k/a/Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent Dimmable Reflector lamps were manufactured in Mexico and Poland by Philips Lighting Company of Somerset, New Jersey, and were sold at grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, and professional electrical distributors from March 2007 through July 2011, for between $11 and $24.. The glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the lamp’s body can fail, which enables the glass outer envelope to fall and strike persons and objects below, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. To date, Philips has received 700 reports of the lamps’ glue failing and the glass outer envelope falling, including two reports of minor injury and three reports of minor property damage.. This recall involves Philips EnergySaver, a/k/a Marathon and ...
By a vote of 375 to 41, the House sent to the White House a bill to keep the Consumer Product Safety Commission alive with budgets of $42 million in fiscal 1991 and $45 million in 1992. President
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently reported that there is a strong association between homes built with Chinese drywall and levels of hy
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In a victory for childrens health and consumer safety, a federal judge today said childrens toys and childcare products laden with harmful chemicals called phthalates must come off store shelves, ruling in favor of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Public Citizen in a lawsuit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
A little history... In 2008, the FDA Globalization Act 2008 was bandied before a congressional subcommittee. This act, which addressed primarily food and drugs, arose after a spate of salmonella-tainted peanut butter issues and after lead was found in toys imported from overseas, namely China. (The CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission - dealt with the toys issue in a way that put hundreds of artisan toymakers out of business.) There was a small section - very small - in the Act that required cosmetic manufacturers to register with the FDA (for a fee) and further, required them to file every formula with the FDA. The registration fees were as high as $12,000.00 annually, and having to file formulas would have resulted in more time dealing with paperwork than in actually driving a business. (Even changing an oil for another oil would have necessitated filing the new formula documentation.) When the draft of this Act was before this subcommittee, they had NO idea that there was this cottage ...
With the increase in popularity of glass-fronted or "direct vent" gas fireplaces has come an alarming increase in the number of small children who have been seriously burned by touching the hot glass. Until very recently, U.S. law allowed the glass to reach the scorching temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260° C). Human factors/ergonomics researcher Carol Pollack-Nelson, in her upcoming Ergonomics in Design article, "The Burn Hazard Presented by Gas Fireplace Glass," describes how she called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to require manufacturers to make glass-fronted gas fireplaces safer.. In the article, Pollack-Nelson documents a number of factors that, in combination, have likely contributed to an estimated 1,754 burns among small children between 1999 and 2009: (a) They are attracted by fire; (b) direct vent fireplaces are in easy reach of toddlers, who are unsteady on their feet; (c) few units come with a barrier to prevent touching the glass; and (d) consumers ...
To make sure a toy is appropriate for your young child, check the label. In general, most toys on the market today are safe. But, injuries still happen in spite of tough government regulations and toy makers efforts to test products. The first step in preventing toy-related injuries is to know what to look for.. Toy makers follow the guidelines established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in determining the age grading of a toy. The CPSC now requires labeling on toys that are designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6, which can pose a choking hazard for children under age 3. The labels must specifically state that the toy is unsafe for children under age 3 and the reason for the warning.. The age recommendation on a toy reflects the safety of a toy based on four categories. These include:. ...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kaz USA Inc., of Southborough, Mass., and Ningbo Honecho Industry Co., Ltd. of China, announced a voluntary recall of about 19,000 Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters.
Learn about home safety in winter with tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Find out about growing statistics in home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning across the United States, and how to prevent fire and CO related deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 16,000 Lights and Sounds Childrens Scooters manufactured by Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.. A childs finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard. CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got caught in the hinge mechanism and required stitches.. This recall involves three models of Kiddieland Lights and Sounds three-wheeled scooters including a red Spiderman, a blue Thomas & Friends™ and a pink girls scooter. The scooters have buttons on the handle that play music and sounds. Kiddieland is molded on the back of the steering mechanism. Spiderman or Thomas & Friends™ are found on the steering mechanism and platform. The girls model has butterflies on the platform.. Products sold at Toys R Us and JCPenney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40. Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters ...
US/Washington: Work N Leisure recalls an estimated 10,000 Work N Leisure Practi-Valve brand Training Valves due to component detachment and consequential choking hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/X8VP307ugH9 Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Work-N-Leisure-Recalls-Air-Valves-Used-in-CPR-Training Additional information: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports this recall involves certain Practi-Valve devices that are used to practice mouth-to-mouth resuscitation/CPR. To use the device as intended, the…
No incidents or injuries have been reported, but consumers should immediately take the toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.. According to the recall, if the small toy is ingested it can expand inside a childs body and cause intestinal obstruction which may result in discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if it is ingested. The recall also notes, medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray ...
Lead is a chemical element that is soft, malleable, and a heavy metal. As a remediation crop, Hemp absorbs small amounts of lead from the environment. While the majority of lead is removed from the hemp during extraction and refinement, small amounts can still remain. This is common in many things we consume daily, such as foods, water, and pharmaceuticals. The total lead content allowed in childrens products, as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is 100 parts per million-this includes pharmaceuticals. While lead is legally present in many everyday products and consumables, Receptra Naturals maintains a lead content threshold well below the accepted safe limits. While the safe limit for lead is consider 100 parts per million, Receptra Naturals batches will only pass third party testing with a lead content of less than .005 parts per million.. ...
But Carolyn was shaken, and when she got home she searched the Internet for information on yo-yo balls. She found that (like most toys in the United States) they are typically imported from China or Taiwan, and that (also like most toys) they have never been tested for safety by the U.S. government. She read about Lisa Lipin, an Illinois mother whose son had nearly been strangled by a yo-yo ball in July 2003. Lipin begged the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to follow the lead of France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and ban the balls. But they just wanted me to go away, she says. In September of that year, despite close to 200 near-deadly incidents, the CPSC stated that the balls posed a low risk of strangulation. The agencys chairman, Harold Hal Stratton, even told Good Morning America that hed forbidden his own children from playing with the balls -- but would not take them off the market. By late 2006, the agency had reports on 416 incidents involving ...
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The New York Democrat says the legislation hes co-sponsoring would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide support for public safety education and encourage installation of carbon monoxide detectors.
Nominees for the Federal Maritime Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy for the Executive Office of...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has filed a complaint against a childrens product manufacturer claiming its baby recliners were responsible for the deaths of five infants.
On the 4th of July, Marissa Keane, a former Project Manager in the Marketing Department at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH), was looking forward to relaxing with friends and family at a celebration in a nearby state. Instead, her evening ended with second-degree burns and a visit to an urgent care center.. During the festivities, someone standing near Marissa began waving a sparkler. The motion cast off a spark onto Marissas clothing, which were made of flammable material. Fortunately, Marissa noticed what happened before her blouse completely ignited. Still, she suffered a serious burn on her chest that required medical treatment.. Marissas experience is an important reminder about the dangers of sparklers, an iconic symbol of July 4th celebrations. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks-related injuries result in an average of 240 daily visits to the emergency room in the thirty days surrounding the July 4th holiday. Nearly one-third of these injuries are due to ...
So far this summer, 48 U.S. pool deaths. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officials say with pools and spas being such a high-risk activity for children, the commission and partners are calling for added vigilance this Fourth of July weekend and the rest of the summer.
ScanTech offers selective testing of indoor formaldehyde testing in both residential and commercial buildings in the Dallas - Ft. Worth region.. http://www.indoorairqualitytestingdallas.com/. Formaldehyde (Chemical formula CH2O and also known as Methanal) is a colorless, water soluble gas at room temperature with a pungent, irritating odor at less than 1 part per million. (1 ppm - and detectable as low as 0.83 ppm) It is an inexpensive chemical with excellent bonding properties produced in high volume throughout the world. A major use is in the fabrication of urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins used primarily as adhesives when making plywood, particleboard and fiberboard. In the 1970s it was a component of UF foam insulation in sidewalls until it was banned in 1982 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission because they found levels as high as 4 ppm. (but the ban was later overturned). Due to its very low boiling point of -19 Celsius, formaldehyde is technically a VVOC (Very Volatile Organic ...
Table saws are the countrys most dangerous commonly used power tool. Forty-thousand Americans end up in emergency rooms every year with injuries - 4,000 of them suffer amputations, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Safety advocates say a new technology could prevent most of those injuries.
New York, NY (WIBX) - New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require child safety caps on the packaging of
The recalled Quattro Tour strollers and travel systems were made before November 2006, and the MetroLite strollers and travel systems were manufactured before July 2007. All the recalled strollers were made before the 2008 voluntary standard that requires a larger opening between a strollers tray and the seat bottom to prevent babies from becoming trapped and strangled. The Graco website shows that nine injuries have been reported. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcement of the recall notes that in addition to the four deaths, five infants had sustained cuts and bruises after becoming trapped in the strollers, and that there was one report of an infant experiencing breathing difficulties. The risk of strangulation can occur when a child, especially infants younger than 12 months, is not harnessed. A child can slip through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, and his or her neck can become entrapped by the tray. If this occurs, the infant can ...
SicariusMan writes Looks like warnings and other precautions were not enough to save Buckyballs Magnets. According to this report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is concerned about the increase in children swallowing the rare earth magnets, and has issued its first stop-sale order in 11 yea...
Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. However, excess moisture can encourage the growth of biological organisms in the home. These organisms include dust mites, which are microscopic animals that produce materials causing allergic reactions to household dust, and molds.. Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have shown that ultrasonic and impeller (or "cool mist") humidifiers can disperse materials, such as microorganisms and minerals, from their water tanks into indoor air. At present, only limited information is available on the growth of microorganisms and the dispersal of microorganisms and minerals by home humidifiers.. Proper care and cleaning of ultrasonic and ...
Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. However, excess moisture can encourage the growth of biological organisms in the home. These organisms include dust mites, which are microscopic animals that produce materials causing allergic reactions to household dust, and molds.. Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have shown that ultrasonic and impeller (or "cool mist") humidifiers can disperse materials, such as microorganisms and minerals, from their water tanks into indoor air. At present, only limited information is available on the growth of microorganisms and the dispersal of microorganisms and minerals by home humidifiers.. Proper care and cleaning of ultrasonic and ...
Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. However, excess moisture can encourage the growth of biological organisms in the home. These organisms include dust mites, which are microscopic animals that produce materials causing allergic reactions to household dust, and molds.. Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have shown that ultrasonic and impeller (or "cool mist") humidifiers can disperse materials, such as microorganisms and minerals, from their water tanks into indoor air. At present, only limited information is available on the growth of microorganisms and the dispersal of microorganisms and minerals by home humidifiers.. Proper care and cleaning of ultrasonic and ...
March 14, 2017. On February 16, HLAA District of Columbia Chapter Executive Committee Members Russell Misheloff and Lon Rosenman represented HLAA at a workshop hosted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The workshop, attended by more than 70 people, was held to solicit input for an upcoming survey on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in the home.. Russ and Lon provided valuable input for the design of the survey regarding the use, non-use, and/or misuse of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in private residences. The survey will be an update of an earlier one conducted on smoke alarms by CPSC in 1992. The new survey will include carbon monoxide detectors/alarms.. Russ reported that CPSC was receptive to including information about people with hearing loss, the challenges they face, and the implications for what kinds of devices and services they need. They provided input on the types of notification that smoke alarms and CO detectors provide (including ...
So many Northwest Indiana homes have a deadly 200+ pound hazard hanging overhead in their garage - its your garage door. A typical 2-car garage door can weigh up to 225 pounds, and some older ones can weigh more than that.. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 3 children per year are killed after becoming trapped by garage doors taht do not automatically stop and reverse, while others have suffered injuries or brain damage.. To check the door yourself, pull the quick-release mechanism when the garage door is closed. Manually raise and lower the garage door (Now dont automatically think youre a muscleman that can lift 200+ pounds with one hand; with the help of the springs, it will be considerably lighter!) It should lift smoothly, and be balanced and slide freely. It the door is out of balance, does not raise and lower evenly, or sticks, be sure to have it serviced by a professional. Garage doors that are out of balance can crash to the ground ...
The popular Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnetic desk toys will be discontinued, its manufacturer said, blaming what it called baseless and relentless legal badgering from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
US/Washington: Customatic Beds recalls an estimated 50,000 Adjustable Beds due to suspected incorrectly electrical wiring and consequential electric shock hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/A54s30b1XUh Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Customatic-Beds-Recalls-Adjustable-Beds Additional information: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports this recall involves certain Power Foundations (i.e., bases) of several styles/models of Customatic Adjustable Beds. These Power Foundations were offered in all…
Richmond, VA - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says its the responsibility of Virginia parents to check toys for safety this holiday season. Its a big assignment, in light of the more than 20 million toys recently recalled. ...
usacoder writes with news of Craig Zucker, former CEO of the company behind Buckyballs, the popular neodymium magnet toys that were banned by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in July 2012. Zucker ran a brief campaign to drum up opposition to the governments ban, but it didnt turn out to...
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2010 Release # 10-104 Firms Recall Hotline: (866) 696-7602 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in the year 2000 about 11,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. Half of those reported injured were children 14 years and younger. The most common injuries were to the hands, face and eyes. Ten people were reported to have died from their injuries ...
mshiltonj writes The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the Segway human transporter. The hazard is that under certain operating conditions, particularly when the batteries are near the end of charge, some Segway HTs may not deliver enough power, allowing the ri...
About 2,000 batteries powering electric bicycles are being recalled because they can overheat and catch fire, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.The agency said EV Global Motors Co. of
More than 440,000 people were treated at U.S. hospitals, doctors offices and emergency rooms for winter sports-related injuries in 2010, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A massager is probably one of the last items youd expect to hurt you, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports some HoMedics handheld massagers can do just that. So far, about 400,000 of the massagers...
Did you know that... Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities. (Consumer Product Safety Commission) There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer since...
On August 17, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would reduce the burden of testing for…
It is time for a Deadspin holiday tradition like no other: our annual trawl of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's database of emergency room visits to discover the strangest, unlikeliest, and most awkwardly shaped objects America inappropriately shoved into its various holes. God bless us, everyone.
Kuchler, F., and C. Arnade. 2016. "Consumers Welfare and Off-Season Produce Imports," European Review of Agricultural Economics 43(4):585-608.. Taylor, M., H.A. Klaiber, and F. Kuchler. 2016. "Changes in U.S. Consumer Response to Food Safety Recalls in the Shadow of a BSE Scare," Food Policy 62:56-64.. Bowman, M., K. Marshall, F. Kuchler, and L. Lynch. 2016. "Raised Without Antibiotics: Lessons from Voluntary Labeling of Antibiotic Use Practices in the Broiler Industry," American Journal of Agricultural Economics (proceedings) 98(2):622-642.. Arnade, C., F. Kuchler, and L. Calvin. 2016. "The Changing Role of Consumers and Suppliers in a Food Safety Event: The 2006 Foodborne Illness Outbreak Linked to Spinach," Applied Economics 48(25):2354-2366.. Arnade, C., and F. Kuchler. 2015. Measuring the Impacts of Off-Season Berry Imports, ERR-197, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, October.. Kuchler, F. 2015. How Much Does It Matter How Sick You Get? Consumers Responses to ...
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A series of such high-profile product safety incidents in similar highly regulated industries prompted Marucheck and Greis to compile a global research team to study the problem. Their article "Product Safety and Security in the Global Supply Chain: Issues, Challenges and Research Opportunities," published in the Journal of Operations Management in November 2011, examines the reasons for product failures in five highly regulated industries: food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products (particularly toys and electronics) and automotive.. "Traditional local solutions and existing regulations arent sufficient to assure the safety of products whose supply chains have become increasingly global, long and complex," Marucheck said.. The drivers of product safety and security issues are quite different in each of the industries. Food safety must reduce the risk of contamination in the supply chain, particularly by improving cold-chain capability. Pharmaceuticals must combat counterfeiting ...
Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA will get an extra 25 million euros next year due to concerns about the authoritys capacity following the fipronil contaminated egg scandal, according to RTL Nieuws. The government will announce this extra investment on Budget Day, sources told the broadcaster. This extra 25 million euros comes on top of the NVWAs current budget of over 300 million euros. According to RTL, the money will be used to hire more food inspectors and to replace outdated computer equipment.
Bumbo International Trust is voluntarily recalling about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats after scores of injuries, including skull fractures, the South African company and the Consumer Product Safety
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  • This landmark consumer product safety law amended CPSA in 2008 and provided CPSC with significant new regulatory and enforcement tools as part of amending and enhancing several CPSC statutes, including the Consumer Product Safety Act. (cpsc.gov)
  • A federal district court in Wisconsin recently hit Spectrum Brands Inc. (Spectrum) with civil penalties of $1.9 million for violations of the Consumer Products Safety Act (CPSA). (jdsupra.com)
  • The Consumer Safety Act (CPSA) was enacted on October 27th, 1972 by the United States Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • Development of legislation related to health and safety standards for prescription drugs, market exclusivity for patents, and protection of intellectual property. (opensecrets.org)
  • The new law , the Consumer Product Safety Act, applies to every type of consumer product not covered by other legislation-which is to say, everything except automobiles , cosmetics, drugs, food, and cigarettes. (nationalaffairs.com)
  • New and expanded product safety legislation in Canada, superimposed on a backdrop of jurisdictions willing to certify mass tort and personal injury claims, has created an environment ripe for increasing class action activity across the U.S./Canada border. (mondaq.com)
  • To forestall legislation mandating the inclusion of fire-safety features in cigarettes, the US Tobacco Institute financed a fire prevention education program in parallel with the campaign Fighting Fire with Firemen. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1974), The Legislation of Product Safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other countries like the signatories of the European Union have agreed to wider-ranging legislation covering use and safety of their term EPAC (electric pedal-assisted cycles). (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2006, at the fifth annual drowning symposium, United States Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced legislation that eventually became the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to combat the large number of persons, especially children, who are hurt or killed in pools and spas every year. (wikipedia.org)
  • She began lobbying Congress to pass legislation to require anti-entrapment drain covers as well as other pool and spa safety devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the 5th annual drowning symposium, in 2006, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced her plan for legislation that would eventually become The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • Congresswoman Schultz of Florida's 20th district had previously introduced and passed pool safety legislation in Florida under the Preston de Ibern/McKenzie Merriam Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act of 2000. (wikipedia.org)
  • After Fitbit's stocks fell more than 50% in 2016, CEO James Park announced in October that the company was undergoing a major transformation from what he called a "consumer electronics company" to a "digital healthcare company. (wikipedia.org)
  • In March, 2016, Cerberus Capital Management paid $435 million in cash for preferred stock in Avon Products. (wikipedia.org)
  • The agency was created in 1972 through the Consumer Product Safety Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the IAEA safety standards, a 'consumer product' is defined as a device or manufactured item into which radionuclides have deliberately been incorporated or produced by activation, or which generates ionizing radiation, and which can be sold or made available to members of the public without special surveillance or regulatory control after sale. (iaea.org)
  • In 2015, concrete steps were taken to enhance consultations and alignment among North American regulators on product hazards before regulatory and standards development activities. (cpsc.gov)
  • The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. (k-state.edu)
  • The Consumer Product Safety Act contains several provisions designed to guide the development and issuance of standards. (gao.gov)
  • The law allows anyone to participate in developing safety standards. (gao.gov)
  • For certain infant products, the CPSC regulates even when voluntary standards exist. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced its intention to sponsor the 13th annual meeting and training symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) to be held May 9-12, 2006, in Bethesda, Maryland. (ansi.org)
  • The Foundation was established by the ANSI Board of Directors for the purpose of facilitating consumer interest participation in standards-related activities. (ansi.org)
  • Through our participation and sponsorship, we hope to advance understanding of the role of standards in protecting consumer health and safety, and to foster consumer participation in standards development. (ansi.org)
  • Consumer representatives with no prior experience in standards-setting are encouraged to attend. (ansi.org)
  • Corporate perspectives for improving product safety and performance with standards will be the subject of another workshop. (ansi.org)
  • A small toy retailer in Vermont who imports wooden toys from Europe, which has long had stringent toy safety standards, must now pay for testing on every toy they import. (ecochildsplay.com)
  • We are offering Office for Product Safety and Standards staff the opportunity to attend a training day before we launch the local authority training. (eventbrite.co.uk)
  • Three voluntary point-of-sale (POS) practices recognized as important for informing consumers about the new standard were investigated: removable information labels, signs or educational brochures on children's sleepwear safety standards, and display of children's sleepwear separately from other types of children's apparel. (ed.gov)
  • Manufacturers and retailers reported a primary reason they had not been more aggressive in offering consumer information was the uncertain future of the standards. (ed.gov)
  • While there are many positive aspects to this phenomenon, the question of manufacturing standards and product safety becomes increasingly complex. (sealimited.com)
  • We've been called on to perform testing in cases where there has allegedly been injury or damage from products and now, our nearly 50 years of experience has resulted in our status as a leader in pre-market testing of everyday products to identify and mitigate risk for retailers and their customers, and to assist manufacturers in making products that perform to their lofty standards. (sealimited.com)
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger along with leaders from various fields formed the nation's first non-profit dedicated to developing complete standards and metrics for products we use every day. (opportunitygreen.com)
  • This Institute will revolutionize the way we design products and serve as a benchmark for those who aspire to set new standards of environmental and human health and safety for all products sold in California. (opportunitygreen.com)
  • In 1984, the Cigarette Safety Act funded a three-year study National Bureau of Standards (later NIST) study on how cigarettes and furnishings ignited and remained lit. (wikipedia.org)
  • A typical poured rubber surface meets national standards for safety and ADA wheelchair accessibility. (wikipedia.org)
  • This surface also meets safety and accessibility standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many of these injuries are attributed to the 25 million infant beds manufactured prior to the progressively refined safety standards, yet still in use. (wikipedia.org)
  • The process established to develop NSF International's first standards regarding the sanitation of soda fountain and luncheonette equipment, became the process by which NSF International developed other public health and safety standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • To date, NSF has developed more than 80 public health and safety American National Standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • NSF International is an accredited, independent third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify they meet these public health and safety standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Products that meet these standards bear the NSF mark. (wikipedia.org)
  • NSF led the development of American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water to help protect public health and the environment and minimize adverse health effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1990, the U.S. EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United States, mobile bleachers are required to meet the same safety standards as fixed, telescopic and temporary bleachers in accordance with CPSC Publication 330. (wikipedia.org)
  • The new magnet safety rule requests that CPSC promulgate a mandatory safety standard that includes the following: · Performance standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toy safety is the practice of ensuring that toys, especially those made for children, are safe, usually through the application of set safety standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the U.S., some toys must meet national standards, while other toys may not have to meet a defined safety standard. (wikipedia.org)
  • From the table below, it can be seen that many regions model their safety standards on the EU's EN 71 standard, either directly, or through adoption of the ISO 8124 standard which itself is modelled on EN 71. (wikipedia.org)
  • Source: ICTI Toy Safety Standards) In Europe toys must meet the criteria set by the EC Toy Safety Directive (essentially that a toy be safe, which may be addressed by testing to European Standard EN71) in order for them to carry the CE mark. (wikipedia.org)
  • Australian and New Zealand toy safety standards (following the approximate model of the European Toy Safety Standard) have been adopted by the ISO as International Standard ISO 8124. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some manufacturers also explain the specific dangers next to the advised age (as is mandated by European and International toy safety standards EN71 and ISO 8124 respectively, but not US standard ASTM F963). (wikipedia.org)
  • Canada prohibits the importation, sale, or advertising of classes of clothing and other consumer products that do not meet the minimum flammability standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Standards for infant and children's sleepwear were defined in 1971 and amended in 1987 as part of the Hazardous Products Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • The following definitions are directly quoted out of EISA 2007: (1) ASME/ANSI - The term 'ASME/ANSI' as applied to a safety standard means such a standard that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the U.S. lasers are classified by the American National Standards Institute and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-see Laser safety#Classification for details. (wikipedia.org)
  • Originally, the conformity assessment of the products, which were brought on the market of the USSR or Russia for the first time, was defined by GOST and TR standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • This report examines (1) CPSC's efforts to inform the public about SaferProducts.gov, (2) who is using the website and to what extent, and (3) the extent to which consumers have found the website to be useful. (gao.gov)
  • The petition acknowledged CPSC's efforts to achieve a workable solution that balances product safety with industry requirements, but noted that the practical result of exempting only some of the components used in the printing manufacturing process will not provide the needed relief from costly and burdensome testing requirements. (piworld.com)
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-09-803 entitled 'Consumer Safety: Better Information and Planning Would Strengthen CPSC's Oversight of Imported Products' which was released on August 14, 2009. (gao.gov)
  • Report to Congressional Committees: United States Government Accountability Office: GAO: August 2009: Consumer Safety: Better Information and Planning Would Strengthen CPSC's Oversight of Imported Products: GAO-09-803: GAO Highlights: Highlights of GAO-09-803, a report to congressional committees. (gao.gov)
  • Raymond Ochs, Vice-President of Training Systems, All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute, presented this at CPSC's ATV Safety Summit Oct. 12, 2012. (slideshare.net)
  • A third product, trampolines, has been the subject of work by CPSC's Office of Compliance and CPSC staff has worked with industry and others to strengthen the voluntary standard for these products to reduce the hazards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Before joining the CPSC's staff, Adler served as a Deputy Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Justice Department, where he headed the southwest regional office of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The formal statement of "Guidance for Retailers and Resellers of Children's Products, including Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops and Charities" includes a table showing that children's books printed after 1985, when lead was removed from printing inks. (ala.org)
  • Our mechanical, electrical and materials engineers, among others, test everything from pressure cookers to gym equipment, allowing retailers to offer the kind of user safety that American consumers take for granted. (sealimited.com)
  • The CSPA requires warning labels on specific products and mandates that manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers report certain choking incidents. (cpsc.gov)
  • The company had been selling the product illegally to fireworks wholesalers and retailers from early 1998. (wikipedia.org)
  • The CPSC database is modeled after databases on the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, created in 1996 to provide access to consumer complaints about automobiles, and the Food and Drug Administration, also available since 1996, which describes adverse event reports made by hospitals, manufacturers and others about drugs and medical devices. (commondreams.org)
  • In 1987 the Victorian Parliamentary Road Safety Committee tabled a report in the Parliament of Victoria which included a recommendation for mandatory wearing of helmets. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Consumer Protection Act 1987 (c 43) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made important changes to the consumer law of the United Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Interactive Exercise in "Writing" a Consumer Product Safety Standard will challenge participants to identify the potential hazards associated with a consumer product and to work out in small groups how those hazards can be addressed in a safety standard. (ansi.org)
  • While a toy might be suitable for children of one age, and thus this is the age recommended on the product, there may be safety hazards associated with use by a lower age group, necessitating a mandatory warning. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1. Page 2 of the bill specifies that "each limit set forth … shall apply only to a children's product … that is manufactured after the effective date of such respective limit. (ala.org)
  • CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is also providing industrial hygiene expertise to the coordinated federal response. (cdc.gov)
  • The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has classified inhaled ultrafine TiO2 as a potential occupational carcinogen due to lung cancer risk in studies on rats, with a recommended exposure limit of 0.3 mg/m3 as a time-weighted average for up to 10 hr/day during a 40-hour work week. (wikipedia.org)
  • Now imagine anyone being able to sit at a computer and search a public, government-sponsored database for reports or complaints about each of those products. (swlaw.com)
  • The CPSC is required by law to post consumer complaints within 20 business days of receiving them. (commondreams.org)
  • Before complaints are posted, the product manufacturers are notified and given a chance to respond. (commondreams.org)
  • NCCC has received a number of complaints from consumers who allege that the legs of the Apex JD2.2 Flat Bench give out, breaking at a leg weld suddenly and without warning during use causing the bench to collapse underneath them. (wiredprnews.com)
  • Oliver says that a check of online storefronts for the company's other products, which appear to be made in China, has revealed strings of other complaints, as well. (wiredprnews.com)
  • Other questions asked regarded the security of internet transactions including the respondents knowledge of consumer rights, internet security, protection laws concerning internet purchases, who they contacted if help was needed, and their past experience with complaints on internet transactions. (umich.edu)
  • Colin Snedeker, a chemist for Binney & Smith (the then-parent company of Crayola), developed the first washable crayons in response to consumer complaints regarding stained fabrics and walls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Working as a voluntary program, ERSP is an efficient and useful tool to assist direct response marketers with timely and cost effective measures to minimize government interference and increase consumer confidence. (wikipedia.org)
  • In part due to its small size, the CPSC attempts to coordinate with outside parties-including companies and consumer advocates-to leverage resources and expertise to achieve outcomes that advance consumer safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • AbleData provides information on assistive products and rehabilitation equipment for people with disabilities. (healthfinder.gov)
  • AbleData's most significant resource is the AbleData database of assistive technology, which contains objective information on over 40,000 assistive products. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Fresh off a victory in the CA primary, California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra filed suit on June 7, 2018 against Nutraceutical Corporation of Park City, Utah and Graceleigh, Inc. dba Sammy's Milk of Newport Beach, CA, alleging violations of California's Proposition 65 and California's consumer protection laws. (mintz.com)
  • Other agencies have found that timely CBP import data integrated with other agency surveillance data is useful in screening incoming shipments for potential safety violations. (gao.gov)
  • While CPSC has employed many key practices for consumer education planning, it has not established metrics for measuring the success of its efforts. (gao.gov)
  • To address these objectives, GAO analyzed CPSC and other agencies and entities authorities, reviewed literature on consumer product safety, and compared CPSC s planning efforts with criteria for effective planning practices. (gao.gov)
  • The result is a student centered instructional strategy that helps riders not only value safety, but internalize safe riding practices in their day-to-day ATV use. (slideshare.net)
  • The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) announced the results of its product safety study on colored contact lenses not intended for vision correction. (go.jp)
  • In view of the situation, NITE has established the 'Study Group for Colored Contact Lenses for non-vision-correction purposes' to conduct surveys on the current status of these lenses including the distribution system, safety evaluation, quality of the lenses, damage caused by the lenses and overseas regulatory measures. (go.jp)
  • NITE collects information on accidents involving consumer products, investigates the causes, and then publicizes the accident information upon completion of investigations and analyses. (go.jp)
  • Following Ramdath and IMAX, it is plausible that future Canadian courts will accept jurisdiction in global mass tort claims involving non-residents in circumstances where the product is designed, manufactured, sold or distributed from Canada. (mondaq.com)
  • The number of cases collected in FY2005 was the largest ever, 2,413 as of June 15, 2006, counting multiple reports concerning the same product as a single case, while discounting cases where the product was found not to be the cause and cases concerning products not under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Trade, Economy and Industry. (go.jp)
  • Congress excluded tobacco products from its jurisdiction while assigning it responsibility for flammable fabrics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The guidance will also assist manufacturers, transport companies and suppliers to comply with regulatory requirements during the life cycle of consumer products, including recycling and disposal at the end of their useful life. (iaea.org)
  • Consistent with each jurisdiction's legal requirements, the three North American regulators have increased the flow of information shared with one another on consumer product safety issues and approaches, particularly in the area of import surveillance. (cpsc.gov)
  • Its rules can specify basic design requirements, or they can amount to product bans, as in the case of small high-powered magnets, which the CPSC attempted to ban. (wikipedia.org)
  • ISO 10377:2013 provides practical guidance to suppliers on assessing and managing the safety of consumer products, including effective documentation of risk assessment and risk management to meet applicable requirements. (sis.se)
  • Whether you are in need of chemical testing, or services in the fields of inspection, certification, compliance assurance, outsourcing, training or auditing SGS provides services to help your products to be fit for the market requirements of the future - whatever the legal frameworks might be. (sgs.com)
  • East Greenbosh, NY-A new test method for measuring lead in components used in products such as apparel and accessories could offer a lower cost alternative to traditional lead testing for companies seeking to comply with ever more stringent product safety requirements. (accessoriesmagazine.com)
  • It establishes legislative and regulatory requirements intended to modernize and strengthen Canada's safety system for consumer products. (mondaq.com)
  • The Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act requires portable gasoline containers manufactured for sale in the United States on or after January 17, 2009, to conform to safety requirements for child resistant packaging. (cpsc.gov)
  • NSF International was founded in 1944 from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health as the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to standardize sanitation and food safety requirements. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any textile product must also satisfy textile labelling requirements specified in the Textile Labelling Act administered by the Competition Bureau of Industry Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • The board decision of the Customs Union of June 18, 2010, the Customs Union Convention of November 18, 2010 and the board decision of the Customs Union April 7, 2011 provide the legal framework for numerous products of safety and health requirements as minimum requirements, which must not be undercut. (wikipedia.org)
  • Please look there for product guidance, keys to compliance and frequently asked questions and answers. (cpsc.gov)
  • The consumer product safety community is rarely provided guidance by federal court decisions. (mintz.com)
  • The contributors to the Consumer Law & Policy blog are lawyers and law professors who practice, teach, or write about consumer law and policy. (typepad.com)
  • about 63 percent of the stores displayed other clothing on racks with sleepwear--a practice that has been shown to cause consumer confusion. (ed.gov)
  • Crowell & Moring partner Bridget E. Calhoun, co-chair of the firm's Product Risk Management practice, said, "In this increasingly regulated and litigious environment, it is as important as ever for manufacturers and suppliers to understand how best to work with federal agencies when dealing with consumer product safety matters. (crowell.com)
  • The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) believes in the value of high-quality safety education and training that puts contemporary learning theory into effective practice. (slideshare.net)
  • 1. ATV Safety Education and Training Solutions Based on Contemporary Theory and Practice October 11-12, 2012 Ray Ochs, Ed.D. (slideshare.net)
  • It has become common practice in households to keep medicines and pills in high cabinets (sometimes locked) for safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • If approved, the standard will restrict 103 chemicals in a wide range of consumer products. (sgs.com)
  • The NSF Water Division certifies products that come into contact with drinking water, such as plumbing components, water treatment chemicals and drinking water filters, as well as pool and spa equipment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Last Friday, ten consumer and privacy advocacy groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumer Watchdog, sent a letter to Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, requesting. (jdsupra.com)
  • Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action. (ewg.org)
  • Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information. (piworld.com)
  • Before the PPPA was enacted, unintentional poisonings by both medicines and common household products were considered by most pediatricians to be the leading cause of injury to children aged 5 and under. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result, with the exception of prescription drugs, manufacturers of certain household products that are regulated under the PPPA have the option of marketing one size in a conventional package as long as that same product is supplied in a popular-sized package, which is child-resistant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the main products that are exempted from the PPPA include the following: Powdered unflavored aspirin Effervescent aspirin Sublingual nitroglycerin Oral contraceptives Hormone replacement therapy Powdered iron preparations Effervescent acetaminophen Hydrocarbon-containing products where the liquid cannot flow freely There is a long list of substances that fall under the authority of the PPPA. (wikipedia.org)
  • After August 14, it will be unlawful to manufacture, import, sell, or offer for sale, a children s product that has more than 300 ppm of lead in any part (except electronics) that is accessible to children. (webwire.com)
  • The Green Products Innovation Initiative (GPII), whose headquarters will be located in California, will positively transform how companies manufacture products - from their design to their production to the makeup of their products. (opportunitygreen.com)
  • Leiner declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2002, blaming a sudden drop in the price of raw materials for the pharmaceutical industry, which in turn lowered industry prices for the products they manufacture. (wikipedia.org)
  • It cited numerous examples of Leiner products of this nature labeled with "Made in the U.S.A." statements and American flags, where the acetaminophen used in the manufacture was derived from foreign sources. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the suit, she claimed that the companies deliberately turned a blind eye toward the purchase of their products containing pseudoephedrine by criminals engaged in the manufacture of illegal drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two of the three companies, Chase Products Company and Claire Manufacturing, still manufacture aerosols to this day. (wikipedia.org)
  • ANSI shares ICPHSO's commitment to protect consumers by enhancing the safety of products manufactured and sold in the global marketplace," commented James McCabe, ANSI director of consumer relations and public policy. (ansi.org)
  • These treated products often claim to protect the public against harmful microorganisms. (epa.gov)
  • EMSL Analytical is a leading, national provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. (webwire.com)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) - will, among other things, give FDA new power to ensure products are safe and free from dangerous substances like asbestos before putting them on the market, and would give the FDA the tools it needs to protect the public. (ewg.org)
  • Adjudicating this first-ever challenge to the consumer product safety database in secret, based on secret evidence, and with a secret plaintiff, is at odds with the First Amendment and our tradition of open judicial proceedings," said Scott Michelman, the Public Citizen attorney representing the three organizations. (commondreams.org)
  • The public has a strong interest in the outcome of this lawsuit and a correspondingly strong right to learn who is involved and the factual basis for the court's decision to exempt a product report from the database. (commondreams.org)
  • The opinion released Monday was authored by Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., of federal district court in Greenbelt, Md. The consumer groups' appeal, entitled Company Doe v. Public Citizen, will be heard by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (commondreams.org)
  • They have deployed Concept Searching technologies and the external facing website is now being used for the general public to identify product safety issues. (conceptsearching.com)
  • This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard trends questions, instead focusing on public opinion in the following major areas: consumer rights, personal data protection, education through sport, product safety, e-commerce, persons with disabilities, and national currency. (umich.edu)
  • Consumer fireworks are fireworks sold to the general public for use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oregon Scientific, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic products including radio-referenced clocks, home weather stations, public alert monitors, youth learning aids and fitness devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to policy discussions, the Summit agenda included discussions of product-specific safety issues in particular areas such as children's products, all-terrain vehicles (ATV's), cigarette lighters, fireworks, heavy metals in paint and component parts, clothing, and toys. (cpsc.gov)
  • Within the scope of these JPTs, jurisdictions have worked together on inter-laboratory testing methods using the x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, joint exercises with customs, collaboration on consumer product safety issues, and joint outreach campaigns and events. (cpsc.gov)
  • The ICPHSO event draws health and safety professionals from around the world for an exchange of information and experience on product safety issues. (ansi.org)
  • McCabe will moderate a workshop on issues to be considered when developing a consumer product safety standard. (ansi.org)
  • OECD work on consumer product safety is aimed at strengthening information sharing on safety issues across borders. (oecd.org)
  • Some consumers have reported issues with the MP822-4G, and Coby used to have a downloadable "fix" on its website. (wikipedia.org)
  • http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/news/2009/030401.php http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/land/pesticides/class-pesticides.php Benzie, Robert (April 22, 2008). (wikipedia.org)
  • While CPSC collects some data on the category of persons, such as consumers or health care professionals, who submit reports (one of the main functions of the site), it does not collect data about who is using the site to search for information (the other main function). (gao.gov)
  • In fact, after a lengthy search I finally found the manufacturer of the product, Impex Inc., based in Pamona, California, and reached out to ask their opinion on the matter. (wiredprnews.com)
  • On the right hand side Products, Hazards, and Content Types are nodes within the taxonomy that were selected to aid in the search criteria. (conceptsearching.com)
  • Companies from many different industries have already demonstrated the rewards of designing and manufacturing products according to the "Cradle to Cradle" framework. (opportunitygreen.com)
  • The global optical brighteners market is expected to reach USD 1.11 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for optical brighteners from various industries including paper, personal laundry, textiles and cosmetics to improve illumination of the finished product is expected to be a principal factor in stimulating growth over the forecast period. (radiantinsights.com)
  • About Sicard Industries "Snow Thrower Safety" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • NSF Education and Training provides training and education for professionals in the food safety, water, health sciences, consumer product and management systems certification industries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Li-Lo trademark for a rubberised material products was registered in UK on 19 Apr 1944 and in the USA on 25 Sep 1947 by P. B. Cow and Co Ltd. An inflatable air mattress for recreational use was advertised as one of the Li-Lo brand of products at the British Industries Fair in London 1949. (wikipedia.org)
  • Guyer & Ayers is a private law firm with a focus on corporate accountability, Sarbanes-Oxley and whistleblower representation in the cyber security, nuclear safety, petrochemical and pipeline safety, aviation safety, and safety in the food and pharmaceuticals industries. (wikipedia.org)
  • CDC/ATSDR participated in a meeting on April 14, 2009, with CPSC, EPA, and other agencies to define appropriate roles for each agency and to define the next steps to drive the health and safety response. (cdc.gov)
  • NSF wrote the only accredited American National Standard (NSF/ANSI 173) that verifies the health and safety of dietary supplements and also tests and certifies products to this standard. (wikipedia.org)
  • The health and safety hazards of nanomaterials include the potential toxicity of various types of nanomaterials, as well as fire and dust explosion hazards. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because nanotechnology is a recent development, the health and safety effects of exposures to nanomaterials, and what levels of exposure may be acceptable, are subjects of ongoing research. (wikipedia.org)
  • Check out the latest news and events for Consumer Products. (nsf.org)
  • We like to tell you about safe, natural toys , as well as the latest news in toy product safety. (ecochildsplay.com)
  • To prevent accidents from reoccurring, from the fiscal year 1997, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry shortens the frequency of releasing the information from once a year to every four quarters of the year by effectively utilizing the consumer administration news (issued by Economy of Consumption Division every four quarters). (go.jp)
  • I urge consumers to heed the FDA's alert and avoid these products, and I hope members of Congress finally recognize the current system that has allowed the cosmetics industry to operate beyond the reach of FDA's authority must end," added Faber. (ewg.org)
  • The new website called SaferProducts.gov was created pursuant to a mandate by Congress as part of the Consumer Product Safety Act. (montlick.com)
  • S.2426, Cyber Safety for Kids Act of 2006" Title: A bill to facilitate the protection of minors using the Internet from material that is harmful to minors and for other purposes. (opensecrets.org)
  • Serious reporting for non-prescription drugs and dietary supplements as contained in S. 3546, the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act. (opensecrets.org)
  • These products may fall under the purview of agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many companies will utilize stand up zip lock foil bags as an option, as these are easy to store and offer immediate protection of the contents through a vacuum seal, as well as repeated usability of the product through the zip lock closure. (vitakem.com)
  • Consumer Reports found a direct correlation between DEET concentration and hours of protection against insect bites. (wikipedia.org)
  • The products in question , all made with talc, include Claire's Eye Shadows, Claire's Compact Powder and Claire's Contour Palette. (ewg.org)
  • Services include screening and testing of products for substances on the prohibited substances list, materials that can be used only in specified circumstances. (impactanalytical.com)
  • In an effort to improve safety, many manufacturers now include a plastic tool to be used to clear jams, often mounted directly to the snow blower. (wikipedia.org)
  • Compared to the other Fitbit trackers, the Zip is the first Fitbit product to include a disposable battery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some examples of daytime consumer fireworks include: Bottle Rockets - Launch into the air, sometimes with a high-pitched whistling sound, with a report at the end. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some examples of nighttime consumer fireworks include: Repeater - A device in which one fuse lights and ignites a series of small mortars at once, these can contain up to 500 grams of gunpowder and offer a very exciting display. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other products include a waterproof digital video camera, an alarm clock designed by Philippe Starck (a French designer), a pedometer that keeps seven days' worth of data, and an electronic UV monitor among others. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company claims that prices would be forced upwards "by at least 50 percent, which would price these products out of the market. (ecochildsplay.com)
  • The consumers who repeatedly contact the company receive no response whatsoever," continued Oliver. (wiredprnews.com)
  • So here we have a company that's selling a shoddy product and not bothering to own up and take responsibility. (wiredprnews.com)
  • Gordon Brothers have stated that they did not assume any of Coby's liabilities, including customer warranties, and they will attempt to revive the company as a consumer electronics firm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Originally they created the company to market the safety net enclosure system which Publicover had patented. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trampoline Safety Company Receives Startup Funds" (Press release). (wikipedia.org)
  • This is a list of Fitbit products that American consumer electronics company Fitbit has released. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Based in Westlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, the company sells paper greeting cards, electronic greeting cards, party products (such as wrapping papers and decorations), and electronic expressive content (e.g., ringtones and images for cell phones). (wikipedia.org)
  • Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California, known for its products of the same name, which are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics involved in fitness. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven was introduced in 1963 by Kenner Products, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based toy company. (wikipedia.org)
  • The new corporate mascot was primarily used as part of the company logo, appearing on most product packaging along with the company slogan, "It's Kenner, It's Fun! (wikipedia.org)
  • Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 is a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories. (wikipedia.org)
  • Avon Products is a multi-level marketing company. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though a number of other Chinese companies are believed to have produced defective drywall, Knauf's name comes up most frequently because the company prints its name on its products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Leiner Health Products was a company based in Carson, California, and was one of America's largest manufacturers of vitamins, minerals, herbal nutritional supplements, and generic medications. (wikipedia.org)
  • She joined the Singer Company in New York City, first in the consumer products division and then as a member of the corporate planning staff. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1910 United States Gypsum Corporation bought Sackett Plaster Board Company and by 1917 came out with a product they called Sheetrock. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2014, a company was formed claiming to be the first to export US-derived alpaca products to China. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act was a Canadian act that passed into law by the Government of Canada on December 14, 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act came into force on June 20, 2011. (mondaq.com)
  • The New Canada Consumer Product Safety Act: A Catalyst For Cross-Border Mass Tort Litigation? (mondaq.com)
  • The lead paint limits also apply to toys and other articles intended for children as well as certain furniture products. (webwire.com)
  • Products subject to these limits cannot be sold, offered for sale, imported or manufactured after August 14 unless they meet the new lower lead limits. (webwire.com)
  • Article 4.2 of GB/T 22727.1-2008 'Limits and methods of measurement of certain hazardous substances in telecommunication product. (sgs.com)
  • Oakland, CA-Target and Walmart removed children's products including foam bead jewelry from their stores after independent tests showed they contained more lead than legal limits. (accessoriesmagazine.com)
  • e) Components of electronic devices that are removable or replaceable, such as battery packs and light bulbs that are inaccessible when the product is assembled in functional form or are otherwise granted an exemption, are not subject to the lead limits in paragraph (a) of this section. (cornell.edu)
  • Sure they don't need the certificates, but if they sell a product that exceeds the limits then they are fined. (ecochildsplay.com)
  • Receiving the results of the test performed for settling accident information by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry determined to release the information to the consumers and calls their attentions so as to prevent the similar accident from reoccurrence. (go.jp)