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Wal-Mart Cracks Down on Cadmium

Wal-Mart announced last month that it has begun testing many of the children’s products it sells for cadmium. According to the company’s April 26, 2010 announcement, “all toys, child care articles, children’s costume jewelry and children’s jewelry craft making kits” will be tested for cadmium...

CPSC Prepares to Issue Final Rule on Civil Penalties

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (“Commission”) has drafted its final rule interpreting factors to be considered when seeking civil penalties under the Consumer Product Safety Act (“CPSA”), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (“FHSA”), and the Flammable Fabrics Act (“FFA”). Background. Section 217 of the Consumer...