Entries by BillJ

Notes from the Recent CPSC Safety Academy 2013

During the recent CPSC Safety Academy held in Seattle, WA this month, there was a presentation given by Carol Cave, the Assistant Executive Director (AED) of the Office of Import Surveillance and John Blachere, an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Import Surveillance for the CPSC on how the CPSC reviews shipments at ports. […]

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 […]

California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations

On August 28, 2013, California’s safer consumer product regulations (otherwise known as the “green chemistry rules”) were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and were filed with the Secretary of State; they will take effect on October 1, 2013. California now has the authority to regulate every ingredient in every product sold in California, […]

Proposed Amendment includes Flame Retardants in Children’s Products

Proposed amendment, House Bill 2934 (Decrease Unsafe Toxins Act), will amend the CPSIA to ban flame retardant chemicals from use in resilient filling materials in children’s products. The proposed amendment would require manufacturers of children’s products which contain resilient filling materials, such as high chairs, strollers, infant walkers, booster seats, car seats, changing pads, floor play […]

Making Green Claims with Regards to Your Products

Do you make any green claims with your products? Three mattresses firms recently reached a settlement with the FTC and agreed to discontinue unsupported claims that their mattresses where free of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).  VOC’s are carbon-containing compounds that may be harmful to human health and the environment.  The settlement prohibited the mattresses companies […]

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 […]

FTC to host Care Labeling Rule roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a public round table to discuss proposed revisions to its Care Labeling Rule on October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Rule requires manufacturers and importers to attach labels with care instructions for dry cleaning washing, bleaching, drying and ironing of garments and certain piece goods. The round […]

Environment Canada seeks information on phthalates for priority assessment

The current Canadian regulation for phthalates as it applies to children’s products is SOR/2010-298.  The regulation covers phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP in the vinyl components of a toy or child care article not to exceed 1,000 mg/kg or 1,000 ppm (0.1% by weight) and phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP in the vinyl components of […]

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 […]