consumer product safety Articles

  • The consumer product safety commission and nanotechnology

    During the fall of 2007, many Americans faced a hazard in their products that had been banned for 30 years—lead. As millions of children’s toys were recalled, it became clear that government oversight had failed, and that the agency primarily responsible for the oversight of these toys— the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—was stretched too thin from years of neglect, underfunding and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Guidance on scope of Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

    On February 12, 2009, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued draft guidance regarding which children’s products are subject to the requirements of Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Section 108 prohibits the sale of any children’s toy or child care article containing more than 0.1 percent of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Software is the soul of a tractor

    'Each year software is playing an increasingly important role, also when it comes to tractors. It is no longer possible to count the number of lines of code, as a single hydraulic valve from an outside supplier can contain as much code as an early HiTech tractor. Advanced software also allows a tractor’s functions to be altered after production. Software development, like all other tractor ...

  • CPSC`s FY 2016 Budget Request Would Create Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request includes funding to establish a Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology (CPASION), which is intended “to develop robust methods in identifying ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products

    From Vermont to Washington, an increasing number of states are requiring companies to report their use of chemicals of concern When evidence started to mount a few years ago around the adverse health effects of bisphenol A, an endocrine-disrupting chemical that’s used in many plastics, the marketplace took note. Companies found themselves under pressure to stop using BPA ...


    By Ensia

  • Conveyor oven - Welding consumables company

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Industrial Conveyor Ovens for the Welding Consumables Industry. The Problem The company produces welding rods that must be dried to a certain specification before the process is complete. The Process The welding rods must travel through 3 zones at certain temperatures and meet the ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • A Potential New Health Risk From Lead in Used Consumer Products Purchased in the United States

    The Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, both enacted in 2008, were intended to protect children from exposure to lead by setting federal limits on lead content. Neither of these federal actions, however, addresses a newly recognized pathway of exposure to lead from the use of used consumer products in the home. In the study described in this ...

  • Innovation & safety: overcoming two of the biggest challenges in cosmetics product development

    Over the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the world talking to scientists and business leaders in the Cosmetics and Personal Care (CPC) Industry in order to understand their scientific and business challenges.  You know, the kinds of thing that are keeping them up at night.  And, what are these leaders saying? Well, mainly they see two big challenges facing them in the ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Tandem Quad Mass Spectrometry: The Foundation of Product Safety, Efficacy, and Decision-making

    There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels. Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on this analytical information coming from laboratories that enables critical decisions to be made. Analytical chemists have been performing quantitative studies for ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Safety Leadership in the Workplace

    Employees are most productive in a workplace that is safe, healthy, and in a conducive environment. While it may not be possible to keep workplace injuries and illnesses at zero, it is possible to minimize them, and that is what safety leadership is all about. As a safety leader, you will be expected to identify and control workplace hazards with the goal of achieving safety ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Food safety - in everyone’s interests

    In the UK today, there had never been such intense scrutiny of the food we eat, where it came from, how it got there, how it was packaged, prepared, cooked and presented. Everyone wants to know- the whole supply chain, the press, and especially the consumer. Concerns for food safety, and increasingly food security, have resulted in legal action on a scale not previously seen. Recent headlines ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Safety Training for an Interactive World

    Training is often a hardship for many safety managers. If it is not scheduling conflicts with the trainers, worker illnesses or other untimely and unforeseen situations, often it's training for a multi-language workforce... and let's not forget that costs are always an issue. Company mergers and acquisitions can cause training to be swept 'under the carpet' as well. And whatever the environment, ...


  • The Atlantic divide in food biotechnology: differences in industry, market and consumers' perception between the USA and the UK

    The production and commercialisation of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF) is considered to be highly controversial. On the one hand, food biotechnology promises better quality products and a cleaner environment but, on the other hand, the development of genetically modified organisms is questionable from an ethical and safety point of view. The paper attempts to identify and analyse the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of approaches for consumers to eliminate chlorine off-flavors from drinking water at point-of-use

    Chlorine off-flavors of tap water have caused dissatisfaction and distrust from some consumers, placing pressure on operators concerning water disinfection. Evaluating practical approaches for eliminating chlorinous off-flavors by consumers at point-of-use while avoiding production of toxic byproducts is a practical concern. Three recognized dechlorination methods: ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EC Scientific Committee Will Consider Safety of Nano Titanium Dioxide in Sunscreens and Personal Care Spray Products

    On September 14, 2015, the European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) posted a request from the EC for a scientific opinion on titanium dioxide (nano) as a UV-filter in sunscreens and personal care spray products. In 2013, the SCCS issued an ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • CPSC lead in products testing

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • What is Probabilistic Food Safety Exposure

    What is Probabilistic Food Safety Exposure Assessment? There are a myriad of chemicals in food products consumed by populations. Each chemical in its own right may not be harmful to the population, but in combination with other chemicals, there may be risk of high levels of exposure to potentially harmful substances. An effective probabilistic exposure assessment needs to handle the ...


    By Creme Global

  • 3 Safety Risks to your Business

    Health and safety related incidents are more commonplace at work than you may think. According to the International Labour Organization, 153 workers have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Think about that for a moment. No matter the industry within which you ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • The Safety Overshoe Has Come of Age

    When the safetytoe was first conceived – a steel toecap inserted into a rubber galosh – some in the safety world considered it unworthy. However, although referred to as an “ugly duckling, it had a practical purpose. It was its practicality that allowed it to survive, even in the face of some fierce institutional opposition. The safetytoe was a very cost-effective alternative to ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Better Products For A Better World

    Ever since Henry Ford introduced the Model T, Americans have been infatuated with the grace, force and splendor of cars. More than simply providing transportation, the automobile offers freedom, mobility, convenience, power, status, and comfort.  Today, the notion of personal transport is undergoing profound changes in response to environmental, social, and economic pressures. The mounting ...


    By AHC Group

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