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Court Rules That Companies Can't Litigate In Secret Just To Protect Reputation

Since 2012, we’ve been telling you about the mysterious case of Company Doe, a business that had sued the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission over the agency’s SaferProducts.gov database and had convinced a court to let it do so anonymously in order to protect the company’s reputation, setting a dangerous precedent that would allow manufacturers to file such lawsuits completely out of view of the public. 787 more words

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Yesterday the CPSC held an all-day meeting to again address ways to reduce the costs of third party testing.  Recall that three years ago, in Public Law 112-28, Congress told the agency of its concern that testing costs were imposing an undue burden and directed the agency to identify and implement opportunities to reduce that burden.  265 more words


What's Wrong With This Picture?

[I]ndependent regulatory agencies should consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them. 504 more words

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Rashes, Blisters Lead To Major Fitbit Recall

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A recall has been announced on the popular Fitbit wireless wristband activity tracker after thousands of complaints of itchy rashes, blisters, and burns. 276 more words