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Australia issues $1M fine for flammable children’s sleepwear

The Australian Federal Court has fined a children’s sleepwear brand $1 million in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pajamas. According to Product Safety Australia, Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd supplied...more

US CPSC & Health Canada recall expanding toys

The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada issued a joint recall of expanding toys in the US and Canada. The toys, which go by the names Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs...more

Types of Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is found in six different varieties, each of which can be used for different industrial or manufacturing applications. Workers who are exposed to asbestos may face an increased...more

Compliance Update: REACH, Q4 2011

The latest enacted, amended, and revised REACH requirements; proposed REACH requirements; and REACH enforcement actions in Q4 2011. Includes proposed amendments and new restrictions on lead and mercury; recommendations on...more

Compliance Update: Toys & children's products, Q1 2012

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

Congress Introduces Significant New U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

On April 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at revamping the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). As explained in more detail below, if adopted as written, this legislation could impose...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 10, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Toy makers settle lead-contaminated toy lawsuit in California *Consumer advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging CPSC’s phthalates ruling *Obama team to meet with advocates pushing for BPA ban *WebMD...more

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