consumer product safety News

  • Consumer product safety - it’s not getting better

    At the height of the Christmas shopping season, many parents are caught between the desire to save money on toys for their children and protecting them from potentially harmful substances - including poisonous amounts of lead in colourful paints. It’s been a tough year for toy manufacturers - many from China - as recall after recall were ordered by consumer safety authorities in North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Testing PET preforms for consumer safety

    The CryoMill is the ideal tool to grind PET preforms quickly and reproducibly down to sizes of 100 microns and less for subsequent testing on formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in the industrial production of materials like plastics, for the processing of fabrics or to preserve biological materials. However, formaldehyde is considered by many standards to be a health hazard. It ...

  • Government of Canada delivers on commitment for tougher consumer product safety

    Today, the Government of Canada introduced a tough new Bill to beef up Canada"s out-of-date product safety laws and deliver stronger, more effective protection for Canadian consumers and their families. The proposed Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) was introduced this afternoon in the House of Commons by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • CPSC Announces Launch of Consumer Product Safety Information Database

    On March 11, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the availability of the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. CPSC encourages consumers to visit www.SaferProducts.gov to submit reports of harm or risks of harm, and to search for safety ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ASTM F2923 - 11 standard specification for consumer product safety for children’s jewelry

    1. Scope 1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and certain mechanical hazards in children’s jewelry. It also includes recommendations for age labeling and warnings, and guidelines on identifying the primary intended users (children or adults). It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of children’s jewelry. It ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA and Consumer Product Safety Commission Collaborate to Research Health Impacts of Nanomaterials

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are collaborating in a worldwide research effort to assess any potential impacts of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment. Nanomaterials appear in many household products ranging from clothing to building materials. For example, one ongoing study evaluates the potential human ...

  • Canadian consumer safety increases with new legislation

    In Canada, a bill on consumer product safety may take effect already in early 2010. This will give the agency Health Canada increased powers to enforce product recalls. The proposed Canada Consumer Product Safety Act is intended to protect the public from unsafe products containing substances such as lead. It will replace the first part of the Hazardous Products Act. The new legislation provides ...


  • ASTM F963 - 11 standard consumer safety specification for toy safety

    1. Scope 1.1 This specification relates to possible hazards that may not be recognized readily by the public and that may be encountered in the normal use for which a toy is intended or after reasonably foreseeable abuse. It does ...


    By ASTM International

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Concern grows about chemical found in consumer products

    Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used to make polycarbonate and epoxy plastics, has come under fire recently for its status as an endocrine disruptor. The chemical is commonly used as an ingredient in consumer products, particularly reusable water bottles, baby bottles, plastic dishware, tooth fillings, and canned-food liners. It also appears in building products, including translucent panels, ...

  • Upcoming Green Chemistry and Safer Consumer Products Events

    The dramatic shift in law and policy away from the regulation of end-of-pipe discharges of chemicals into the environment toward a more proactive focus on greener ingredient selection and manufacturing processes to prevent pollution at the source continues unabated, with over two dozen states having considered and/or passed new legislation in 2014. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC releases proposed safer consumer products regulations

    On August 28, 2013, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC or Department) Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Regulations). The Regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013. The Regulations are the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. DTSC's implementing ...

  • Consumer Product Packager Improves Productivity and Safety After Converting to Eaton’s DCF-800 Mechanically Cleaned Filter

    One of the largest custom packagers of household and personal care products in North America used an Eaton DCF-800 mechanically cleaned filter to significantly reduce downtime, slash operating costs and create a safer working environment at its plant in Toronto, Canada. The customer was using a large filter press with a dozen 40-micron filter pads to remove contaminants from the plant’s ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Consumer product safety commission begins enforcing strict lead limits in children’s products

    EMSL Analytical offers close to 30 years of testing experience at their accredited laboratories.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) began enforcing the new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on August 14th of this year. The goal of the new regulations is to make children’s products safer. Included in the regulations are new lower lead content limits ...


  • Companies failing to engage consumers

    Eighty-four percent of Americans believe their ideas can help companies create products and services that are a win for consumers, business and society; yet, only half (53%) feel companies are effectively encouraging them to speak up on corporate social and environmental practices and products, according to the 2010 Cone Shared Responsibility Study. A majority of consumers want to be engaged on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CPSC will hold web conferences on the publicly available consumer product safety information database

    On January 7, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it will hold two live web conferences on the publicly available consumer product safety information database. During the first web conference, scheduled for January 11, 2011, CPSC will demonstrate key functions of the database, such as how a consumer will be able to use the new online reporting form to submit a ...


    By Acta Group

  • CPSC posts draft final rule regarding publicly available consumer product safety information database

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released an October 14, 2010, memorandum that includes its draft final rule concerning the publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products, and other substances the CPSC regulates. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer's comments on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • CPSC Posts Draft Final Rule Regarding Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released an October 14, 2010, memorandum that includes its draft final rule concerning the publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products, and other substances the CPSC regulates. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer's comments on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • CPSC Posts Draft Final Rule Regarding Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released an October 14, 2010, memorandum that includes its draft final rule concerning the publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products, and other substances the CPSC regulates. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer's comments on the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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