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Keeping Our Kids Healthy: Pediatric Medicine Development

Children are a precious commodity and it is important that they are cared for appropriately. Children deserve the best care so they can grow and live happy and fulfilled lives. Pediatric products development is in high demand...more

Privacy Tuesday: July 2014 #2

FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Children - Children, according to Whitney Houston, are our future, but they are also, according to the Federal Trade Commission, willing to spend unlimited amounts of money...more

The ethics of children's advertising - are "Trix" at work?

It seems that through the years, popular kids characters have had leading roles in television advertisements geared towards young Canadians, spotlighting quite often, unhealthy foods. Have you ever stopped to think "is this...more

Advertising News & Analysis - July 2014

In this issue: - Bet You Didn't Hear This About Dr. Oz's Visit to Congress - Don't be Blinded by the Risks of Celebrity Ad Campaigns - It Pays to Watch Your Back End - Think Twice About Claims in...more

Broadcast Station Reminder: Quarterly Filings and Requirements: Issues/Programs Lists; Children’s Programming; Commercial Limits;...

By July 10, 2014, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during April, May and June...more

Infant Seat Defects and Child Safety Concerns

Stop Using “Nap Nanny” Recliners, Says Consumer Product Safety Commission - Many parents with infants look for comfortable chairs for their children, yet many of these products have dangerous defects. According to a...more

Graco Children’s Products Recalls 3.7 Million Child Restraint Seats

Graco Children’s Products recently recalled 3.7 million child restraint seats because of problems with the buckle design. In February of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a special...more

Vermont Senate OKs Chemicals Bill

On May 5, 2014, the Vermont Senate gave final approval to a bill that would ramp up regulatory scrutiny of the chemicals found in children’s products. The bill, S.239, gives the Vermont Department of Health the authority to...more

Evenflo Announces Product Recall of Child Car Seat Buckles

Recent months have witnessed a heightened level of attention regarding car seat safety. Evenflo is the most recent company to issue a product recall on one of their products, citing safety concerns. According to USA Today,...more

What is a Defective Product Liability Claim?

The law requires manufacturers, distributors and retailers to ensure their products meet certain safety standards. Yet dangerous and defective products — from automobiles to children’s toys — still injure thousands of...more

Are Product Recalls Effective? Report Suggests Children’s Products Recalls Are Largely Ineffective

For most Americans, hearing news that one of our children’s products has been recalled can induce much anxiety. When we buy products for our kids, such as a car seat or a high chair, we expect that they are going to be safe...more

Graco Car Seat Recall

This February Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) announced a massive recall of its toddler and booster child restraint systems. With an estimated 3.7 million units affected, the recall is one of the largest in history....more

Potential Risk In Using Baby Powder

Nothing is more refreshing than a warm shower followed by a little sweet smelling powder. Whether you use a generic baby powder or a name brand perfumed brand, you probably have never considered that you could be putting...more

Senate Bill Would Expand Current Phthalates Prohibitions

Earlier this year, we blogged about Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s (D-NY) announcement that she planned to introduce legislation expanding the scope of Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (“CPSIA”). That...more

Unauthorized Children’s In-App Purchases Round Two: Google Faces Class Action

Just two months after Apple’s settlement with the FTC over lax parental controls over children’s in-app purchases, Google takes the spotlight with claims of unauthorized children’s in-app purchases in the Google Play Store!...more

California Names First Consumer Products for Green Chemistry “Priority Products” List

Recently, we have informed our readers of product safety legislative and regulatory initiatives, including green chemistry programs, driven at the state level. One of these important state regulatory initiatives is...more

DTSC Releases Initial Proposed “Priority Products” List for Safer Consumer Products Regulations

On March 13, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its initial proposed list of “Priority Products” for regulation under DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products program. The three categories of...more

Environmental Law - Mar 14, 2014: California Proposes Inaugural List of Priority Products to Be Regulated by the Safer Consumer...

After years in the making, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its list of the first group of Priority Products it proposes to regulate under the California Safer Consumer Products...more

One step closer to safer children in Florida

Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car. This is a big step...more

Car Seat Recall and Child Safety Concerns: Graco Recalls Nearly 4 Million Car Seats Over Faulty Buckle

When we buy a car seat for our children, we expect that it will be safe for use. However, car seats, like other products, can fail to meet our expectations and can present serious risks for children. Graco Children’s...more

Is a Dangerous Product Lurking in Your Home?

Manufacturers have an obligation to supply products that are safe. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products often make their way to the market. Just recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a...more

What Does Product Liability Mean Anyway?

Ralph Nader worked as a lawyer while he researched his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed. The book focused on the Chevrolet Corvair, but many of the problems he detailed, including the lack of standard seatbelts, metal dashboards...more

FTC Announces Settlement Over In-App Purchases By Minors

On January 15, the FTC announced that a major mobile technology company agreed to resolve allegations that it violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by failing to inform account holders that entering their password on their mobile...more

BREAKING NEWS: FTC Announces Major Settlement with Apple

Apple Agrees to Pay Consumers At Least $32.5 Million to Settle Complaint of Unfair Billing Related to Children’s In-App Charges - FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez just announced (press conference) that Apple, Inc....more

Product Safety Update From Capitol Hill

After Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (“CPSIA”) in 2008 and the major amendment to the CPSIA (Public Law 112-28) in 2011, the product safety world turned its attention and focus to CPSC regulatory...more

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