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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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] ### ...
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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