Consumer Products Law Blog

CSPC DECIDES LOWER LEAD LEVELS ARE TECHNOLOGICALLY FEASIBLE

In a 3-2 vote along party lines on July 13, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (“CSPC”) decided that the maximum amount of lead allowed in toys and other children’s products is now officially 100 parts per million (“ppm”). As discussed in the June...

Cell Phones – The Safety Conundrum

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a press release on May 31, 2011 advising that exposure to radio frequency (RF) fields from cell phones may increase the risk for certain types of cancer. These findings reverse...

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...

INDOOR AIR – A PRIMER FOR COMPANIES AND CONSUMERS

The indoor air environment has been mostly an after-thought in the regulation of products used around the home and workplace. However, the recent litany of concerns involving Chinese dry wall products suggests a need for ongoing vigilance. This article provides a reminder of common indoor...