Latest Consumer Product Safety Act Stories

2014-06-26 12:26:01

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to celebrate safely. A new CPSC study issued today highlights an increase in the number of fireworks-related deaths and injuries. Device malfunction and improper use are associated with the most injuries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO In 2013, there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400...

2010-09-30 06:10:00

Hands-on science kits that are produced to get kids excited about science could have an unclear future as debates arise on the safety of the kits, according to the Associated Press (AP). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been caught up in deliberation for weeks as it writes up guidelines on what makes a product safe for children, and which products need to undergo stricter safety testing as part of a 2008 law. The debate has included the classroom science kits and some of...

2009-10-22 11:12:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Furthering its commitment to improve the safety of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries nationwide, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted to publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to address safety hazards associated with vehicle ROVs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) CPSC staff's preliminary evaluations indicated that...

2009-02-07 11:03:08

Librarians will not have to purge their older books and novels after all on Tuesday, after a new product safety law comes into play. The new requirement, passed in August, hugely reduces the amount of lead and other chemicals permitted in kids' products. This was worrying libraries, as several books published prior to 1980s had ink made with lead. On Saturday the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency that enforces the law, declared that it would not prosecute anyone for...

2008-08-21 00:00:39

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Julia Moore, +1-202-691-4025 (work), +1-202-277-1415 (cell), julia.moore@wilsoncenter.org, or Colin Finan, +1-202-691- 4321 (work), +1-202-841-5605 (cell), colin.finan@wilsoncenter.org Agency lacks budget, authority and expertise to ensure nanoproducts are safe WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The inability of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out its mandate with respect to simple, low-tech products such as children's...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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