Congress enacted the Consumer Products Safety Act (“CPSA”) in 1972 to remedy inadequate protections available to consumers from unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products. The statutes adopted under the CPSA were intended to assist consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of consumer products...
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posted on August 22, 2013
Glideaway has issued a recall of Sleepharmony Metal Youth Beds in pink because the surface paint contains lead in excess of federal standards.  The bed is a twin size, made of metal, and has three pink heart-shaped designs on both the headboard and the footboard.  The recalled beds were manufactured between December 2011 and May 2013 and bear the model number #MB-YPT-R1; the manufacture date code can be found on a yellow label affixed to the inside of the metal side rail, and the... full text
posted on August 14, 2013
Far East Brokers has issued a recall on Leisure Ways Brands Kids Outdoor Furniture, specifically its line of ladybug-themed outdoor furniture, which includes a camp chair, a folding chair, a moon chair, a swing chair, and a patio set.  The red surface paint on the furniture contains excessive levels of lead, in violation of the federal lead paint standard.  The tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair includes the production date December/2012 and the words “Distributed... full text
posted on August 5, 2013
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has amended existing regulations regarding exclusions from the strict lead limits of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). With the amendments, consumer products are now exempt from the CPSIA lead limits if: The product, material, or component part requires lead because it is not practicable or technologically feasible to manufacture it without the use of lead The product, material, or component part is not likely to be... full text
posted on June 17, 2013
Brian Johnson, an attorney for The Chanler Group, shredded guitar at the first annual Law Rocks! San Francisco on June 13, a “battle of the bands” style rock concert in which five groups of legal professionals fought it out on stage to raise nearly $23,000 for five local charities. Five TCG employees also turned out to support their colleague, donate to charity, and enjoy the festivities at The Independent, a live music venue in San Francisco’s trendy NoPa (North of the... full text
posted on June 10, 2013
Hung Lam, 55, and Isabella Kit Yeung, 37, both of Miami-Dade County, and Florida corporations LM Import-Export, Inc. (LM), Lam’s Investment Corp. (LIC), and LK Toys Corporation, (LK) were sentenced for violations regarding the smuggling of hazardous children’s products from China, officials announced last month. According to court documents, Lam, LM, LIC, and LK conspired to sell and distribute in commerce children’s products imported from China in violation of the Consumer... full text
posted on April 11, 2013
Five individuals and five corporations were charged in an indictment unsealed last month in Brooklyn, N.Y. , for allegedly importing and trafficking hazardous and counterfeit toys for sale in the United States, in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Department of Justice announced. For almost ten years, Chenglan Hu, Hua Fei Zhang, Xiu Lan Zhang, Guan Jun Zhang, and Jun Wu Zhang, along with their companies Family Product USA Inc., H.M. Import USA Corp., ZCY... full text
posted on March 22, 2013
Whether it's a false lighter to wave at a concert, a directional compass, or getting the latest updates from The New York Times, there is, in fact, an app for that.  As it turns out, there's also an app for keeping up with the latest food, auto, and consumer products recalls.  In fact, there are several. Recalled! and RecallWatch are both lightweight, straightforward apps for Android phones, suitable for anyone who wants to keep track of the latest in product recalls. ... full text
posted on February 14, 2013
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued its final rule today regarding phthalates in inaccessible component parts in children’s toys and child care articles.  The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) permanently prohibits the sale of any “children's toy or child care article” containing more than 0.1 percent of three specified phthalate chemicals: DEHP, DBP, and BBP.   The CPSIA also prohibits, on an interim basis, “toys that... full text
posted on December 11, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are collaborating in a worldwide research effort to assess any potential impacts of nanomaterials on people's health and the environment. Nanomaterials are made up of very small particles, which are about 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Nanomaterials are widely used in products ranging from clothing to sunscreen to building materials, making the need for additional... full text
posted on October 16, 2012
Three fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets have been recalled by manufacturer Children’s Apparel Network for containing excessive levels of lead in the coating on their zipper pulls, in violation of the federal lead paint standard.  The hoodies came in three designs: a Snow White design, a Mickey Mouse design, and a Cars design.  They were sold exclusively at Target Stores between October and December 2011.  Consumers are advised to return the hoodies to any Target Store for a... full text