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Consumer Product Safety Viewpoints Blog

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Commissioner Bob Adler Elected Vice-Chairman of the CPSC, Making Him Acting Chairman of the Agency

USA - September 13 2019 Late this afternoon it was confirmed that Commissioner Bob Adler was elected Vice-Chairman of the CPSC. Because there is no permanent CPSC Chairman at…

Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Withdraws Nomination, Announces Intent to Resign From CPSC, Effective October 27, 2019

USA - June 18 2019 In a press release this afternoon, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle announced that she would be withdrawing her nomination to be the permanent…

Breaking: CPSC Notifies Numerous Companies of Unprecedented, Unauthorized Disclosure of Information

USA - April 11 2019 Late this afternoon, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) informed what could turn out to be a very large number of consumer product…

CPSC Commissioner Elliot Kaye Issues Statement Providing a Framework of Safety for the Internet of Things

USA - February 11 2019 In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has begun to grapple with the effects of the Internet of Things (IoT) on consumer…

Unilateral Recalls: Companies Should Consider Launching Recalls Without the CPSC During the Government Shutdown

USA - January 24 2019 Now in its fifth week, the partial government shutdown has left many companies wondering what to do about recalls for consumer products. Generally…

Costco Agrees to $3.85 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report, Accepted by Unanimous Commission Vote

USA - October 5 2018 The Commission alleged that between December 2013 and May 2015, Costco sold approximately 367,000 EKO Sensible Eco Living Trash Cans at its stores…

CA Prop 65 Coffee Issues Still Brewing

USA - September 4 2018 As has been widely reported, in May 2018, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that Prop 65 warning labels are required to be placed on…

California Supreme Court Ends Glyphosate Debate, for the Time Being

USA - August 20 2018 One week after a San Francisco jury decided against Monsanto and awarded a plaintiff $289 million due to the alleged exposure that caused his cancer…

Stricter Automatic Renewal Law in California Commences July 1, 2018

USA - June 21 2018 On July 1, 2018, California’s revised Automatic Renewal Law (ARL), Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17600 et seq., goes into effect. The updated law requires…

First Amendment Still Trumps Prop 65

USA - June 17 2018 Recently, a federal judge sitting in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento), for the first time, refused to require a manufacturer to place a…