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CPSC Workshop April 3 – Potential Ways To Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Material Determinations Consistent with Assuring Compliance

Potential Ways to Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Material Determinations Consistent with Assuring Compliance:           CPSC Workshop – April 3, 2014  Tomorrow, beginning at 9 am, CPSC staff will hold a workshop on potential ways to reduce third party testing costs, to be held at CPSC’s National Product Testing and Evaluation […]

Time for Small Batch Manufacturers to Reapply for Exemption for 2014

  NOTE that if you are a registered small batch manufacturer with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for calendar year 2013 and you wish to continue in this status, you must register again for calendar year 2014.  Registration must be submitted annually.  On or about December 1st, 2013, the CPSC will release instructions […]

New Federal Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles Approved by CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To prevent deaths and injuries to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal mandatory standard to improve the safety of bassinets and cradles.  The vote was 4 to 1. The new federal standard incorporates provisions in the voluntary standard (ASTM F2194-13), Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets […]

CPSC Safety Academy to be held Sept 18th

CPSC to hold 2nd Annual Safety Academy    The CPSC Safety Academy brings together CPSC staff and stakeholders, including manufacturers, consumer advocates, academic researchers and others to disseminate and share information on product safety topics. These topics include current regulatory requirements, testing and certification of children’s products, the mandatory toy standard, navigating compliance issues, the […]

Jacoby Solutions Launches CPSIA Ready

Jacoby Solutions has launched CPSIA Ready, a cloud-based software platform and services solution giving manufacturing and importing companies the ability to quickly and effectively comply with all aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA ). Kids Today Staff — Kids Today, 8/1/2013   The product-centric solution was designed with business operations and continuously […]

Proposed changes to Prop. 65 warnings focus of upcoming OEHHA workshop

A public pre-regulatory workshop has been scheduled for July 30, 2013 by California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to discuss “the content of a regulation that would address Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) warnings”.  If adopted as proposed it would either supplement or replace existing OEHHA regulations governing Proposition 65 warnings and conform […]

CPSC Issues Rule on Exemptions to Lead Limits in Children’s Products

On July 10, 2013, the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No CPSC-2009-0004] to amend its existing regulations pertaining to procedures and requirements for exclusions from lead limits under section 101(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The CPSIA provides a “functional […]

Jacoby Solutions Launches CPSIA Ready, The First and Only Product-Centric CPSIA Compliance Solution

Proprietary software platform helps manufacturers and importers reduce the time, cost and resources needed to be compliant Malvern, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Jacoby Solutions has launched CPSIA Ready, a cloud-based software platform and services solution giving manufacturing and importing companies the ability to quickly and effectively comply with all aspects of the Consumer Product […]

Ross Stores Agrees to $3.9 Million Civil Penalty, Internal Compliance Improvements for Failure to Report Drawstrings in Children’s Upper Outerwear

Release Date: June 21, 2013 Release Number: 13-224 WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif., has agreed to pay a $3.9 million civil penalty.  The penalty agreement has been accepted provisionally by the Commission in a 3-0 vote.   The settlement resolves CPSC staff’s charges that […]