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Using Technology to Enhance Your Consumer Product Safety Compliance Program

Since 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has required companies that have entered into settlement agreements for failure to report under Section 15 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) to develop internal compliance programs. Through these settlement agreements, it is obvious that the CPSC considers the implementation and maintenance of a compliance program to […]

Small Batch Manufacturers – Time to Register for 2016

If you are a registered small batch manufacturer with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for calendar year 2015 and you wish to continue in this status, you must register again for calendar year 2016.  Registration must be submitted annually.    If you have not previously registered your small business with CPSC, but now […]

Recent CPSC Consent Decrees require use of “Independent Product Safety Coordinators”

Two California  toy importers  have agreed to use Independent Product Safety Coordinators to create compliance programs to settle allegations of violating CPSC requirements, the Justice Department noted in a October 6 press release. They are decreed from selling and importing toys or other children’s products until these programs have been set up. The companies are Unik Toyz Trading […]

Marc Schoem to lead ICPHSO

The International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization (ICPHSO)  announced that Marc Schoem, currently with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will be taking the reins as Executive Director of ICPHSO on October 15, 2015. The position has been unfilled since the founding Executive Director Ross Koeser retired in February of this year. Schoem […]

JPMA Moderates Panel at ICPHSO

  At the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) Conference held on Feb. 23-26 in Orlando, JPMA moderated the panel: How Data Sharing Can Lead to More Effective Policy. The panel explored not only the importance of how sharing of data can improve federal rulemaking and regulatory policy, but also improve and refine corporate […]

Small Batch Manufacturers – Register for 2015

If you are  currently a registered small batch manufacturer with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for calendar year 2014 and you wish to continue in this status, you must register again for calendar year 2015.  Registration must be submitted annually.  If you have not previously registered your small business with CPSC, but now […]

CPSC Proposes Three Areas for Reducing Third-Party Testing

During the Senate confirmation hearing for incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic, Senator John Thune (R-SD) asked each candidate what the CPSC could do to reduce the burden of Third-Party testing for manufacturers and importers of children’s products. In response to the Senator Thune questioning, both Chairman Kaye and Commissioner Mohorovic submitted […]

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