Entries by BillJ

Study Claims ‘Significant’ Number Of Cribs Contain Harmful Chemicals

FOX NEWS Published November 03, 2011 A report released Thursday claims that a significant portion of crib mattresses sold in the U.S. contain one or more potentially dangerous chemicals, despite previous efforts made by manufacturers to reduce the number of harmful chemicals. The report found that 52 percent of mattress models surveyed were made with […]

Jeff Gelles: Learning about risky products | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/30/2011

How well are the searchable public database and card-registration systems working? Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Business Columnist     Consumer Product Safety Commission Troy the Activity Truck is being recalled because of a choking hazard. Two-thirds of consumers aren’t aware of the registration-card mandate. A quick Sunday quiz: 1. Where do you go to report an […]

Juvenile products must include product recall cards

Consumer-action.org Tuesday, October 25, 2011 As of June 2010, many durable infant and toddler products—including cribs, play yards, strollers, and high chairs—were required to contain a product registration card and a method to register online that allow purchasers of these products to easily register them with their manufacturer. (The information is only allowed to be […]

CPSC Approves Testing Regulations

  October 19,2011  The CSPC voted (3-2) to approve two testing rulemakings: “Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification” and“Conditions and Requirements for Relying on Component Part Testing or Certification, or Another Party’s Finished Product Testing or Certification, to Meet Testing and Certification Requirements.”  In addition, the CPSC approved (5-0) a request for comment on […]

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Action Needed to Strengthen Identification of Potentially Unsafe Products

GAO-12-30 October 12, 2011 Summary In the wake of increased product recalls in 2007-2008, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Among other things, CPSIA requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a database on the safety of consumer products that is publicly available, searchable, and accessible through the […]

Is Your Business Registered with SaferProducts.gov?

Posted By: Bill Jacoby on October 11,2011 When problems become complaints: In every potentially damaging customer service interaction, there is a pivotal point. And this point is not just the initial problem or incident reporting; it is the manufacturer’s or distributors reaction to the fraught interaction your customer experiences.Your employee’s response to the customers inquiry […]

CPSC seeks feedback on manufacturer small batch testing

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking feedback from small batch manufacturers about the feasibility of alternative product safety testing requirements. Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) small-batch producers were required to meet the same third party testing requirements and certification as manufacturers of mass produced goods. A so-called fix proposes that […]

JPMA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed Crib Bumper Regulations in Maryland

September 27, 2011 JPMA, an association dedicated to promoting the safe selection and use of juvenile products, is urging the State of Maryland to adopt regulations consistent with the use of safe, traditional, non-pillow like crib bumper pads. JPMA is also extremely concerned about the unintended consequences of regulations that restrict products specifically designed for […]

CPSC Small Biz Ombudsman asks industry for more data!

  Louisville —  I attended the opening session with about 70 industry members gathered in a meeting room on Saturday at the ABC Expo to hear an open talk from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Small Business Ombudsman, Neal Cohen, who outlined the recent and upcoming regulatory changes to our industry as a result of […]