Consumer Products Law Blog

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E-Waste: Overview of State Electronic Waste Regulation

With electronic waste streams mounting each year, states across the nation are attempting to tackle the problem through a wide range of new regulatory schemes. We are keeping close tabs on the dynamic patchwork of state regulation of e-waste for many of our clients. In...

SAFETY QUESTION #7

We will be putting up a consumer product safety question for discussion. The answers will be forthcoming in following weeks along with a new question posed. Check back frequently and let us know if you have a question. We recently posed Question #7: I have...

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Connecticut bans BPA in all reusable food and beverage containers

Connecticut adopted a ban on bisphenol-A (BPA) this month as Public Act 09-103. Beginning on October 1, 2011, no one may manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or distribute any reusable food or beverage container that contains BPA within the state of Connecticut. The ban will...

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Tie vote at CPSC means ballpoint pens remain subject to lead limit

Another deadlock. In a tie vote (1-1) on June 5, 2009, CPSC failed to act on a request from Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to exclude the tips of ballpoint and roller ball pens from CPSIA lead limits. Commissioner Moore voted to deny the request...

California Assembly Votes To Ban PVC In Packaging

The California Assembly passed AB 1329. Beginning on January 1, 2013, the proposed law would ban the use of retail rigid packaging composed primarily of PVC used to hold, protect or display a product. A year later the ban would extend to flexible PVC packaging....

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Chicago bans BPA in baby bottles

This week Chicago became the first city in the nation to ban bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups. BPA is a chemical commonly used in plastic water bottles and food containers to make the container clear and shatter-resistant. Following the lead of one...

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CPSC undecided on request to stay tracking label requirement

Last week CPSC commissioners voted on whether to grant a request for an emergency stay of enforcement for the CPSIA tracking label requirement which goes into effect on August 14, 2009. Commissioner Nord voted for the stay and Commissioner Moore voted against it, leading to...

Question of the Week #6

NEW TO OUR BLOG – A FEATURE WE CALL OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK We will be putting up a consumer product safety question every week. The answers will be forthcoming the following week along with a new question posed. Check back frequently and let...