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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
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
Partner Eric Gotting has authored a chapter in Top 20 Food and Drug Cases, 2011, and Cases to Watch, 2012, published by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI). The section reviews the latest federal appeals court decision,...more
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
Railroad employees who worked onboard trains or in a railyard may be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or other diseases caused by asbestos exposure. Research has found that railroad workers are significantly...more
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
Benzene is absorbed rapidly and extensively after inhalation and ingestion. It is
absorbed less extensively through intact skin; however, percutaneous absorption
may contribute to total body burden....more
This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid...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
Thousands of shipyard workers who were employed at the Avondale Shipyards may have suffered asbestos exposure as a result of asbestos-containing products that were used at the site. Workers who were exposed to asbestos at...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is conducting two asbestos testing sessions in the El Paso, Texas area for individuals who may have developed cancers such as mesothelioma or other
diseases as a result of asbestos...more
Beginning January 1, 2010, extensive new Medicare reporting obligations will apply to insurance companies and other businesses, including products liability and toxic tort defendants that make payments to Medicare...more
The risk of toxic Exposure at hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, schools, shopping malls and other public places has never been more prevalent. California toxic fumes exposure and personal injury lawyer Sebastian...more
Safey Codes, Rules, CPSC, Finding, Guide, Las Vegas Injury Lawyer
Find CPSC Product Safety Standards or Guidance
There are two types of standards: government and non-government (voluntary). This lookup table lists those...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to announce its support for a new bill that would make it easier for sufferers of malignant mesothelioma to prove that their injuries were caused by exposure to asbestos. The bill...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Mesothelioma Lawyers Help (http://www.mesotheliomalawyershelp.com). Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos....more
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
Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Chemical Dangers to Kids From Paints and Arts & Crafts Products
Regulation of Art Materials
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an
independent regulatory agency charged with...more
This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid in...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz has announced the launch of its new
website, Mesothelioma Hotline. The website is a resource for information about asbestos and mesothelioma, and will provide mesothelioma patients and their...more
Las Vegas Lawyer Research Found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web Site on Hospital Data
Patient information is collected from each NEISS hospital for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with...more
The law office of Hissey Kientz, LLP and its team of experienced
mesothelioma lawyers announced today that it will continue to fight for the rights of household mesothelioma victims in light of a decision by the 14th Court...more
This study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is set up to show the faults of past public relations concerning asbestos and suggests that we use this as a paradigm for future health hazards. Exposure to...more
Information about asbestos exposure occurring in Quebec and the diseases associated with it, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The report also contains general information about what is asbestos, the...more
This study is about the controversy over the different types of asbestos particles and how harmful they are. Asbestos is extremely dangerous if inhaled and often causes fatal diseases later in life. Some of these diseases...more
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