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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...

2010-12-01 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...

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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...

2010-01-20 10:33:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 11, 2010, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum issued a statement at the APEC Toy Safety Initiative Dialogue in Hong Kong, China, warning manufacturers against the use of cadmium, antimony and barium in lieu of lead in children's products. Tenenbaum followed this statement with a written warning to parents on January 13, 2010, advising that they "not allow young children to be given or play with cheap metal...

2009-12-02 18:42:55

The well-publicized toy recalls of 2007 took potentially harmful toys off the shelves and affected the companies that made them. But a new study also shows that even companies not targeted by the recalls got hurt in the resulting consumer backlash, sometimes worse than the offenders. Meanwhile offending companies did not generally see other product categories affected. In 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 276 toys and other children's products "“ more than an...

2009-10-21 16:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent toy recalls have brought attention to the issue of lead in toys. Unfortunately, significant quantities of lead can still be found in many ordinary products that parents buy for their children. Lead is very harmful to children. October 18-24, 2009 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and a great time to remind parents and caregivers to make sure that any products children use or play with including toys, children's jewelry,...

2009-08-18 15:54:49

TOY makers need to urgently review their safety tests say scientists, after showing that children as young as three can have the bite force of the average dog.Findings from research at the University of Leeds could be used to improve toy safety and prevent injury and even deaths from choking among the under fives.Dr Gary Mountain, who led the UK's first research into the bite force and dynamics of young children, says that the findings show a real need to introduce a bite-testing standard for...

2009-06-15 13:35:00

Certification Bodies Invited to Apply for Toy Safety Certification Program NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, began accepting applications today for certification bodies seeking accreditation according to requirements defined under the new Toy Industry Association (TIA) Toy Safety Certification Program(SM). The TSCP(SM) was created to improve toy safety, help...

2009-06-06 08:57:32

U.S. toymaker Mattel Inc. and its Fisher-Price unit will pay a $2.3 million fine over lead paint allegations, officials say. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday it reached a settlement with the El Segundo, Calif., toymaker in a dispute that stemmed from a 2007 series of product recalls, The Wall Street Journal reported. Under the deal, the companies deny the allegations, in which the CPSC contended Mattel knowingly imported and distributed up to 900,000 non-compliant toys...

2009-02-10 11:53:00

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Under new federal legislation that takes effect today, all toys sold in the United States must meet the safety requirements of ASTM F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. This new measure for protecting children from unsafe toys, which won strong bipartisan approval in Congress after nearly a year of hearings and debate, is part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The law makes the ASTM F963...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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