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2011-01-07 19:43:00

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen federal lawmakers are asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to delay enforcement of the so-called lead law that effectively bans the sale of kid-sized dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) drafted the letter and circulated it for other lawmakers to sign before sending it to the CPSC. The CPSC -- charged with...

2010-12-16 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Paging Horn Loudspeakers Units: About...

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2010-12-16 12:51:48

U.S. authorities said that they have set a new standard for baby cribs, including a ban on models with sides that drop down, which have been connected to the deaths of several children. The new rules by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) make it illegal to sell a crib with sides that drop down or those that do not pass strict tests on the durability of slats and mattresses. The CPSC has also made it illegal to sell second-hand cribs, since most will be unable to meet the tougher...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IACC President Robert Barchiesi will join senior Administration officials including: Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission Inez Tenenbaum, and IP Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, along with other consumer safety advocates for a day-long forum on the health and safety risks presented by counterfeit goods. The event, hosted at the White...

2010-12-11 00:00:46

Attorneys with Cappolino Dodd Krebs urge parents to examine imported toys for dangers Cameron, TX (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 When Temple, Texas mom and attorney with the Cappolino Dodd Krebs law firm, Valerie Farwell, read "Playing with Safety," a new study from the American Association of Justice, she was startled. When she got home and really checked, she was appalled. Several of the toys cited in the study as being highly toxic were in her child's toy box. "I try to buy toys that are...

2010-12-07 05:28:00

Consumers Union Asks Consumer Product Safety Commission to Investigate Glass Bakeware YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year-long investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while hundreds of millions of glass baking dishes are used safely each year, hot glassware can shatter unexpectedly, sometimes causing serious injuries. The report details several stories of glass bakeware breaking and shattering, leading off with the story of a grandmother on Thanksgiving...

2010-12-03 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Winter Bee Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., has agreed to a civil penalty of $200,000. The penalty settlement (pdf), which has been accepted provisionally by the Commission, provides that Winter Bee must pay $40,000 of the $200,000 penalty. The Commission agreed to suspend $160,000 of the penalty because the firm demonstrated an inability to pay the full amount. The full...

2010-12-01 09:18:00

New report shows how civil justice system improves child safety WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unforeseen hazards are still finding their way into toys despite recently improved safety standards, illustrating the need for a strong civil justice system that protects children and holds negligent manufacturers accountable, according to a new report released today by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). For years, corporations have knowingly shipped toys with...

2010-11-23 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Bosch hammer drills Units: About...

2010-11-22 10:06:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Infantino issued the following company statement regarding Friday's announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on safe babywearing tips for parents and caregivers: "As a company that cares deeply about the safety of all children and believes in the benefits of babywearing, Infantino is pleased to see the CPSC's statement on the importance of proper, safe babywearing techniques. "We voluntarily recalled our sling-style...


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