Category: CPSC

Who Regulates Your Products

The Consumer Product Safety Act (15 United States Code Section 2052) defines the term “consumer product” as any article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a...

CPSC Stopping More Imports

CPSC Enforcement Highlights The CPSC continues to take steps to agressively enforce product safety compliance at U.S. ports. The agency reported that it stopped nearly three million units of consumer products that violated U.S. safety rules from reaching consumers in the 3rd quarter of fiscal...

What You Need To Know About The New CPSC Product Safety Database

The Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), as amended by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the Commission Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish and maintain a public database (Database) on the safety of consumer products, and other products or substances regulated...

Overview of the CPSC Proposed Product Testing Rules

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is in the process of implementing requirements for the testing of consumer products. The rules would require reasonable testing for non-children’s products, independent laboratory testing for children’s products, and labeling products to indicate compliance. The rules would implement Section...

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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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Chinese Drywall Prompts CPSC Guidance

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received over 3,000 reports from homeowners in 37 states who believe they have problem drywall in their homes. The drywall, which has all come from Chinese manufacturers, has been linked to health problems and corrosion of certain metal components,...

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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...