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The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU.
The Commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more...more
Over the last few weeks, two big stories have made headlines in the food industry. Beginning in early February, news media across Europe began reporting that food products tested in several European countries contained...more
The Chinese unit of Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it will recall 337 cars due to issues with the brakes and steering boxes.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, China’s...more
The United States (US) Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) authority and ability to stay generally informed about new risks associated with consumer products and...more
A summary of the latest global proposals, enactments, amendments, and enforcements applicable to toys and children's products, including apparel, food contact articles, and jewelry.
Includes updates on chemicals of high...more
Exporting to Australia just got a little trickier for consumer product and service providers. The Australian Consumer Law (the “Act”) was recently amended to expand the warranty protections afforded to consumers. These...more
Brazil, as the seventh largest economy in the world, and the fifth largest nation in terms of land mass, continues to present great market opportunities to foreign investors. Product or service suppliers can enjoy great...more
In order to ensure that the terms and conditions set forth in the Supply Agreement can be enforceable, the clauses related with exclusion of limitation of liabilities needs to be observed and revised in accordance with UCTA....more
Spin Master, a Canadian toy manufacturer, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle claims with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the import and sale of Aqua Dots, which is a banned hazardous...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a special report on product safety and quality designed to meet the challenges imposed by the increasing number of FDA-regulated imports and a complex global supply...more
Malaya's online edition last May 20, 2011 headlined that Filipino banana growers are “going bananas” over Biosecurity Australia's requirement that the Philippine bananas exported to Australia should be plants...more
In the months leading up to the REACH first registration date on 1 December 2010, the focus of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was understandably on the 25,000 registration dossiers submitted. It is understood that it is...more
Please find below recent client alert regarding "New Circular from the Ministry of Health Regarding the Export and Import of Drugs and of Primary Packaging"....more
Please find below the recent Client Alert sent out regarding the New Law on Food Safety....more
One of the more controversial bills brewing in Congress is the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010. Although a variation of this bill was introduced in the Senate Finance Committee last year, it received...more
With lead banned in children's products by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), many American politicians, regulators and consumer groups are now calling for a ban on cadmium, another toxic metal that...more
Testing of children's cheap jewelry trinkets has found toxic levels of heavy metals including cadmium and lead, according to an Associated Press report.
Please see full article below for more information....more
When the U.S. government finally pressured China to stop making baby toys with lead, a potentially poisonous substance that can cause brain damage when ingested, many of us assumed this was a good thing for our kids. But now...more
For many years, the Chinese have been shipping consumer goods to the United States for many reasons. On the consumer side, these products sold well because they did not cost as much as goods manufactured in the United States...more
Last month, the European Parliament approved new rules that will increase cosmetic safety and simplify regulatory procedures in the European Union. The legislation, which resulted from a compromise negotiation between...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Mattel to pay $12 million to 39 states over lead-tainted toys
*Industry urges government to ensure nanotech safety
*EPA's chemical risk assessments lacking: report
*Fewer phthalates found in personal...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Federal ban on pthalates won't apply to goods already in warehouses or on store shelves
*Software tracks new REACH list of substances
*Green chemical companies work toward sustainable solutions
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Congress reaches agreement on parts of Consumer Product Safety Bill
*$20 billion Organic industry in litigation over what is truly organic
*Import Working Group to release progress summary on product...more
In April of this year, Bill C-52, "respecting the safety of consumer products," was tabled in the House of Commons by the Minister of Health. This proposed legislation protects consumers by addressing or preventing dangers to...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Former leader of Greenpeace argues against PVC ban in California
*$33 billion U.S. children's product industry put in regulatory bind
*Procter & Gamble spent $733,000 lobbying advertising guidelines,...more
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