CPSC Issues Proposed Rule for Testing Component Parts of Consumer Products

On April 1, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a draft notice of proposed rulemaking for a rule that would impose requirements for testing component parts of consumer products. Specifically, the proposed rule would establish requirements for how persons issuing certificates under section...

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CPSC Issues Proposed Rule for Bassinets and Cradles

On March 10, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a briefing package for itsNotice of Proposed Rulemaking for Bassinets and Cradles under Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The draft proposed rule makes the applicable voluntary standard—ASTM F2194-07a Standard...

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E-waste: Extended Producer Responsibility Laws

The number of states with electronic waste legislation is growing every year. Of those states having electronic waste legislation, the vast majority have followed an extended producer responsibility approach—placing responsibility on manufacturers of covered products to deal with recycling of those products. While there are...