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Import Workshop--Searching for Answers

Since 2008, consumer product manufacturers and importers have been required by law to certify that their products meet applicable safety standards. The CPSC now proposes to… 639 more words

CPSC

Why Those Rumors About Ditching Your Bike Helmet Just Aren't True

By:  Abigail Wise – “The Huffington Post”  9/26/14

Your mom and dad were onto something when they strapped on a helmet, took off your training wheels and sent you teetering along on your new ride. 846 more words

Cycling

Grocery Chain Pays Big Fine for Selling Recalled Products

by Mitch Lipka for Daily Finance

A major supermarket chain has agreed to pay $2 million to settle federal charges alleging the company sold a dozen different products that had previously been recalled over safety issues, including some that started fires and were blamed in infant deaths, the… 311 more words

Family Safety

Process is Important

This week’s CPSC Commission briefing on the proposed final rule for high powered magnet sets was as notable for what did not happen as for what did.  718 more words

CPSC

Company recalls 215K children's sunglasses

About 215,000 children’s sunglasses are being recalled by FGX international. Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead.

The recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses.  30 more words

On Your Side

Samsung Washing Machine Update

Recently, we updated our blog to include another instance of a failed drain pump bracket in a Samsung washing machine. In that update, it was reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) local representative had been notified and asked to investigate. 62 more words

Investigations