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New Proposed Legislation to Prevent Furniture Tip-Over

USA - March 4 2021 There have been recent calls for Congress to re-visit H.R. 2211, the “Stop Tip-overs of Un-stable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act” also known as the…

CPSC Acting Chairman Adler to ICPHSO: Caretaker No More!

USA - March 1 2021 This past Wednesday, Robert Adler, Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), delivered a keynote address at the annual…

Recalls in Review: Power Tools

USA - February 24 2021 Extended time spent at home over the past year has encouraged many Americans to update, redecorate, and renovate their living spaces. As more people…

Cybex Civil Penalty at CPSC Confirms Return of Enforcement Tool

USA - February 12 2021 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a civil penalty settlement with exercise equipment manufacturer Cybex International…

Recalls in Review: Candles and Candle-Related Products

USA - January 31 2021 As winter temperatures continue to drop and we’re all looking for a way to feel cozy, many Americans reach for candles as a way to bring some light…

New National Standard for Flammability of Upholstered Furniture

USA - January 22 2021 A new nationwide standard for upholstered furniture flammability was signed into law on December 27, 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations…

Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital ‘Gatekeepers’

European Union - January 6 2021 On December 15, 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA). The proposal aims to promote fair and…

Recalls in Review: IoT Products

USA - December 29 2020 “Smart” homes and personal electronic devices are no longer a futuristic ideal. Millions of internet-connected phones, TVs, wearable fitness trackers…

Ninth Circuit Provides Holiday Win to Copyright Owners with Fair Use Decision

USA - December 28 2020 On December 18, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!,” a Dr. Seuss and Star Trek mashup illustrated…

IoT Goes Federal under Newly Signed Law

USA - December 10 2020 Last week, the President signed the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act into law, kicking off a multi-year process that will…