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More Rigorous Safety Standards for Toys in the United States and Europe

ASTM International , an U.S. standards organization, wants to revise its specification for toy safety (ASTM F963) and will soon submit its draft to the U.S. 160 more words


16 Imperatives for Product Safety and Compliance in the Promotional Industry. Does Your Program Measure Up?

Yikes!  We’re barely past the halfway point of 2016 and already a whopping $25 million in civil penalties have been assessed against businesses this year for product safety violations.  3,781 more words

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A New Nintendo CPSIA, Labeled "Coming Soon", Has Appeared

A new Nintendo Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act document, or CPSIA, has appeared. You can see an image of it below. It is labeled as “Coming Soon”, so we do not know what the product is at this time. 55 more words


CPSIA compliance documentation

The CPSIA compliance testing results for Suncatcher Craft Eyes are available in PDF format.  You can click the blue text here or the image above to go to the CPSIA compliance page.  53 more words

The Leap Year Effect at the CPSC

Leap year occurs every four years when an additional day is added to the calendar—February 29.  This is a corrective measure to account for a lack of precision in the earth’s orbit around the sun.   547 more words


Saying Goodbye to Another CPSC Star

Several weeks ago, Neal Cohen, the CPSC small business ombudsman, called to tell me that he was leaving the agency.  Neal created the job of ombudsman and it turned out to be one of the most difficult and most under-appreciated but critically important positions at the CPSC. 313 more words