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Buerkle to Head the CPSC

Buerkle to Head the CPSC

The Trump administration has nominated the acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Ann Marie Buerkle to permanently fill the role and to serve an additional seven-year term commencing in October 2018.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (43)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Managing and Avoiding Product Recalls

Product Quality Specialist Thomas Cutler discusses how manufacturers can avoid and manage consumer product recalls in this article published in Quality Digest.

Thursday, January 26, 2017/Author: Thomas Cutler/Number of views (501)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Three Environmental Groups Sue the CPSC

Three Environmental Groups Sue the CPSC

Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to finalize its proposal to ban the use of five phthalates in children’s products.

 

Thursday, January 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1232)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

Cleaning Product Disclosure Bill Introduced in Congress

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for full disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products to be listed on product labels or packaging.
Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2572)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Gree Hammered with Maximum CPSC Civil Penalty

Humidifier manufacturer Gree will pay the maximum civil penalty of $15.45 million in a CPSC settlement accepted by commissioners by a vote of 4-1.

 

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle was the only commissioner that voted against imposing the maximum penalty. Buerkle has not supported severe penalties in recent agency enforcement actions.

Friday, March 25, 2016/Author: AJ Esposito/Number of views (367)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Why Industry Needs A CPSC Reporting App

In 2007, news reports that consumer products, particularly those used by children, were unsafe, defective, and not meeting industry voluntary standards sent shock waves throughout the consumer product global marketplace. The intense news coverage on these products galvanized parents, consumer and child advocates, and state and federal officials to examine the regulatory system for consumer product protection in the United States.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015/Author: Inez Tenenbaum/Number of views (2162)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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CPSC Penalties Continue to Rise

CPSC Penalties Continue to Rise

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is beginning to look and act like a serious enforcement agency, signalling a sea change from the days when it rarely used its enforcement powers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
CPSC Commissioners Weigh In on the Product Recall Process

CPSC Commissioners Weigh In on the Product Recall Process

Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Anne Marie Buerkle appeared before a Senate Subcommittee on October 8 to discuss product safety and the process for conducting product recalls.

Monday, October 12, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1778)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Exxon Mobil Raises Concerns About CPSC's Proposed...

Exxon Mobil Raises Concerns About CPSC's Proposed...

ExxonMobil, a leading producer of phthalates has raised concerns the Consumer Products Safety Commission's (CPSC) proposal to ban five additional phthalates from toys may exceed the agency’s authority.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1383)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP

Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP

California environmental advocacy group and Proposition 65 enforcer Global Community Monitor (GCM) has prevailed in its defense of a defamation cross-complaint brought by flooring giant Lumber Liquidators.

Thursday, April 23, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2622)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have jointly announced the filing of an enforcement action lawsuit against Michael’s Stores in federal court for civil penalties and injunctive relief for violation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSA). 
Monday, April 13, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1618)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
CPSC Chairman Expresses Frustration About Non-Disclosure...

CPSC Chairman Expresses Frustration About Non-Disclosure...

CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye told reporters in a press conference call that CPSIA rule 6(b) is an “anti-consumer safety, anti-transparency” requirement. The limitations it imposes are the reason the agency had not spoken about the Lumber Liquidators situation until nearly a month after a 60 Minutes report that made allegations about levels of formaldehyde in laminate flooring sold by the retailer.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1159)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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CBP Agents Seize Lead Tainted Toys at Port of Savannah

Federal agents have seized about $38,000 worth of “potentially dangerous” playground toys at the Port of Savannah, Georgia.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (503)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
CPSC Proposes Phthalate Restriction for Childrens Products

CPSC Proposes Phthalate Restriction for Childrens Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has drafted a proposed rule that would prohibit children’s toys and childcare articles sold in the United States from containing certain phthalates according to a report released by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The CPSC will hold a briefing on December 5 and vote on the proposal on Dec. 17. 
Thursday, December 04, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2449)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Texas Congressman Questions Methodology of CPSC’s CHAP...

Texas Congressman Questions Methodology of CPSC’s CHAP...

Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) is questioning the Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Elliot Kaye about the process used in the agency’s decision to permanently ban the use of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) in children’s toys and products.
Monday, November 10, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1363)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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