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CPSC Launches Registry for Small Batch Children’s Product Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 23, 2011, CPSC launched an easy-to-use registry for small batch manufacturers, which can be found at www.SaferProducts.gov. Congress directed CPSC to establish this registry for small batch manufacturers in Public Law 112-28, which was signed into law by President Obama on August 12, 2011. Small batch manufacturers, defined as those […]

CPSC Adopts Independent Third Party Testing and Certification Rules for Children’s Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to approve (3-2) new independent third party product testing rules for domestic manufacturers, importers and private labelers. These firms will be required to test and certify that their children’s products comply with U.S. product safety standards as required by the Consumer Product Safety […]

Henry Gordy Agrees to $1,100,000 Civil Penalty For Failure to Report Children’s Toy Dart Gun Sets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Henry Gordy International, Inc. (Henry Gordy), of Plainfield, N.J., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1,100,000. The penalty agreement has been provisionally accepted by the Commission (5–0). The settlement resolves CPSC staff’s allegations that Henry Gordy knowingly failed to report the safety defect […]

Target Expands Recall of Step Stools with Storage Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Step Stools with […]

CPSC Extends Stay of Enforcement for Testing and Certification of Lead Content in Children’s Products Until December 31, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-1 on January 31, 2011 to extend the stay of enforcement for testing and certification of lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until December 31, 2011. Starting on December 31, 2011, manufacturers and importers of children’s products that are subject […]

CPSC Announces New, Lower Limit for Lead Content in Children’s Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted (3-2) that there was insufficient evidence to make a determination that manufacturers of children’s products sold in the United States could not meet a total lead content limit of 100 parts per million (ppm) for a product or product category. The new total lead content limit, which […]

Macy’s Agrees to Pay $750,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children’s Outerwear

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Macy’s Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $750,000. The penalty agreement (pdf) has been provisionally accepted by the Commission. The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that Macy’s knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, […]

Viking Range Corporation Agrees to $450,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Defective Refrigerators

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Viking Range Corporation, of Greenwood, Miss., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $450,000. The penalty agreement  has been provisionally accepted by the Commission. The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that Viking Range Corporation was aware for years of a defect involving its refrigerator […]

Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Recalled Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

  Name of Product: Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Units: About 898,000 Manufacturer: Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Aquebogue, N.Y Distributed by: Rugby Laboratories, Inc., of Duluth, Georgia Hazard: This over the counter medicine contains acetaminophen which calls for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Although the original bottle has child-resistant […]

Dole settles pesticide claims with 5,000 former banana plantation workers#

Dole settles pesticide claims with 5,000 former banana plantation workers#.  Amanda Bronstad The National Law Journal   Dole Food Co. Inc. has agreed in principle to settle the pesticide claims of more than 5,000 former banana workers in South and Central America who are represented by Provost Umphrey. Provost Umphrey is one of several law […]

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