President Nominates New CPSC Chairman

Posted: March 31st, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues

On March 27, 2014, President Obama nominated Elliot F. Kaye as the new Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Kaye would fill former Chairman Inez Moore Tenenbaum’s spot, and when confirmed his term would expire in October 2020. Kaye was with Chairman Tenenbaum from 2010 until she left the agency late last year.  HeRead more…

CPSC Publishes Federal Register Notice Regarding Proposed Changes to the Section 6(b) Disclosure Rules

Posted: March 19th, 2014 by John Celeste in CPSC Issues

As mentioned in this blog back on January 31, 2014, the Commission has now published notice in the Federal Register regarding proposed changes to the disclosure rules relating to Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, found at 16 C.F.R. Part 1101.  Written comments on the proposed rulemaking must be received by the CommissionRead more…

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New CPSC Program Publishes Letters of Advice on CPSC Web Site

Posted: March 12th, 2014 by Tim Mullin in CPSC Issues

During his keynote address at the recent ICPHSO Annual Meeting, CPSC Acting Chairman, Robert S. Adler, announced what was a little known addition to the CPSC web site.  Beginning with letters issued during the fiscal year 2013, CPSC will be publishing on its web site a summary of Letters of Advice where the Commission hasRead more…

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Design for Risk Avoidance

Posted: February 20th, 2014 by Lee Bishop in Uncategorized

As regular readers of the Product Safety Blog are well aware, dealing with the CPSC can be a stressful experience, to say the least.  The best way to do that is to avoid as many product risks as possible. Designing products to avoid risks is not something lawyers or regulators know much about.  Luckily, yourRead more…

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