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CPSC enforcement of Poison Prevention Packaging standards: a recent action – the first of many?

by DLA Piper on

A recent investigation and lawsuit show that the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) is taking seriously violations of Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) standards – even without an injury....more

CPSC’s Expanded Prohibition on Phthalates in Children’s Products Set to Take Effect

by Bryan Cave on

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) final rule expanding phthalate restrictions in children’s toys and child care articles takes effect this week, on April 25, 2018. The rule renews the ban on DEHP, DBP and BBP,...more

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In This Issue: - ERSP Sends Vitalizer Claims up to the FTC - NAD Says Cardio Miracle Creator Dodged the Question - CPSC Takes Smart Tech Safety to the Streets - ESRB Floats Changes to Its COPPA Safe Harbor Program -...more

Upcoming meeting signals the growing role of federal regulators over IoT and product safety

by Hogan Lovells on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will host a hearing on May 16, 2018 on potential safety hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products....more

CPSC Recall Snapshot - CPSC Historic Civil Penalty

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Welcome to the April edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. In March, the CPSC approved the largest civil penalty in CPSC history. The $27.25 million civil penalty, which was approved by a 4–0 vote, settled...more

CPSC Explores Safety Hazards in 'Internet of Things' Products

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that it will hold a hearing on May 16 to receive information on potential hazards concerning Internet of Things (IoT) products. The CPSC also is accepting...more

Data Security Litigation: CPSC to Hold Hearing on The Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that it will hold a hearing on May 16, 2018, to receive information on potential hazards with Internet of Things (IoT) products....more

CPSC Takes a Dip in the IoT Regulatory Pool

by Wilson Elser on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on March 27 its plan to hold a public hearing on May 16 “to receive information from all interested parties about the potential safety issues and hazards associated...more

CPSC to Hear About the Safety Consequences If a Smart Device Isn’t So Smart

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Manufacture, import, or sell a connected device? In addition to the potential hazards associated with the physical performance of the product, you also need to consider the potential hazards associated with the product’s...more

CPSC Will Sharpen Its Focus on IoT in Upcoming Public Hearing About Internet-Connected Devices

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that on May 16, 2018, it will hold a public hearing on “potential safety issues and hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products.” The Commission...more

CPSC Recall Snapshot - CPSC Priorities for 2018 and New Legal Action

by Alston & Bird on

Welcome to the March edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. February was a busy month for the CPSC. Several commissioners and staff members attended the International Consumer Product Health and Safety...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, March 2018

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Settles With Syngenta On FIFRA Violation Related To Restricted-Use Pesticide: On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has reached an agreement with Syngenta...more

CPSC Will Hold Public Hearing on Agenda and Priorities for FYs 2019-2020

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a Federal Register notice on March 1, 2018, announcing that it will hold a public hearing on April 11, 2018, to receive comments about CPSC’s agenda and priorities...more

Dangers of Pressure Cookers Heating Up

Slow Cooker A public-relations nightmare has bubbled up around the age-old appliance known as the pressure cooker. All it took was a plot twist in the popular NBC television drama This is Us. The beloved matriarch of the...more

CPSC Will Continue to Use Agency Collaborations to Focus on the Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Performance Report. According to the Report, in fiscal year (FY) 2017, CPSC exceeded its target of five...more

CPSC Votes to Sue Britax Over B.O.B. Strollers

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last Friday, the CPSC voted to sue Britax Child Safety, Inc. to force the company to recall various models of single and double B.O.B. jogging strollers. The one-count administrative complaint alleges that the strollers...more

CPSC Recall Snapshot - CPSC January Recalls and New Standard

by Alston & Bird on

Welcome to the February edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. Earlier this month, the CPSC announced a new federal standard for infant slings, geared toward preventing deaths and injuries to young children....more

CPSC Sues Britax over Stroller Wheel Detachments

On Friday, February 16, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that it had voted 3-1 (along party lines) to authorize CPSC staff to file an administrative complaint against Britax Child Safety, Inc.,...more

Michaels Stores Inc. Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million CPSC Civil Penalty

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last week, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that Michaels Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties to settle allegations that Michaels failed to file a timely report about a safety hazard...more

Pressure Cookers & Injuries — A Long History

The modern-day version of the pressure cooker dates to 17th-century France. Invented by Denis Papin, a physicist noted for working the steam power, the “steam digester” increased water’s boiling point, resulting in faster...more

Dangerous Pressure Cookers Causing Severe Injuries

Our firm recently has taken on several cases of serious burns and other horrific injuries caused by cooking with a 1940s kitchen standard—the pressure cooker. Tristar’s Power Pressure Cooker XL is marketed as being a safe,...more

CPSC Recall Snapshot – CPSC Stays Active During Trump Administration

by Alston & Bird on

Welcome to the January edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. While the government was shut down for part of January, the CPSC was hard at work in the last month, announcing 29 new product recalls in December...more

Nomination of a New Chairman at the CPSC

With the start of the new year, President Trump again nominated Republican Ann Marie Buerkle to chair the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Her expected confirmation will continue to push the CPSC in a more...more

President Trump Re-Nominates Buerkle for CPSC Chairman and Baiocco for Commissioner

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

President Trump wasted no time in re-nominating CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle for permanent Chairman and for a second term as Commissioner of the agency. Dana Baiocco was also re-nominated for Commissioner....more

Connected Devices Bring New Product Liability Challenges

"My Google Home Mini was inadvertently spying on me 24/7 due to a hardware flaw,” wrote a tech blogger who purchased Google Inc.’s latest internet of things (IoT) device. Following the incident, a pact of consumer advocacy...more

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