The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer’s comments on the reports, and recall information. This article discusses this important new database, and briefly considers its implications.
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Recycling areas: Various scrapCompany name: KME (Serravalle Copper Tubes)Located: Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), ItalyFounded: 1886Employees: 5700 KME is a leading global fabricator of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products. Each year 405.000 tons of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products (excluding copper wire) are produced. From middle of 2016 the pipe production of the Serravalle Scrivia Factory become Serravalle Copper Tubes, born from a joint venture between KME and the Finnish...
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