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House committee grills commissioners on budget request

House committee grills commissioners on budget request Members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies closely questioned CPSC’s Chairman and two Commissioners at a hearing on Feb. 25 about whether the budget numbers in the President’s request for Fiscal Year 2005 were adequate to support the work of the agency. The […]

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Safety agency schedules recall effectiveness meeting May 15

Safety agency schedules recall effectiveness meeting May 15 – Consumer Product Safety Commission While CPSC recently settled the question of whether to mandate product registration cards as a means to improve recall effectiveness, the agency has now decided to conduct more studies on other means of promoting the rate of recall response. In March, Commissioners […]

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Amusement park industry initiates incident reporting system

Amusement park industry initiates incident reporting system The amusement park industry has often been at odds with CPSC over the agency’s assessment of the rate of injuries associated with amusement park rides. Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA), a frequent critic of the industry, has proposed federal regulation for fixed-site amusement park rides. Markey has advocated granting […]

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CPSC and DOJ announce Wal-Mart civil penalty agreement – United States. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC and DOJ announce Wal-Mart civil penalty agreement – United States. Consumer Product Safety Commission – United States. Department of Justice Two years ago, CPSC sent a lawsuit against two companies to the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging non-reporting of incidents involving home exercise equipment. On behalf of CPSC, DOJ filed the suits against Wal-Mart, […]

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The Toy Industry Association , formerly the Toy Manufacturers Association, will hold its American International Toy Fair in New York City, February 16-20 – TIA – Briefly Noted … – Toy Industry Association

The Toy Industry Association , formerly the Toy Manufacturers Association, will hold its American International Toy Fair in New York City, February 16-20 – TIA – Briefly Noted … – Toy Industry Association – Brief Article The Toy Industry Association (TIA), formerly the Toy Manufacturers Association, will hold its American International Toy Fair in New […]

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Are new playground designs taking the fun out?

Are new playground designs taking the fun out? Connie Cass of the Associated Press recently raised an intriguing issue about modern playground equipment. In a story published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on July 20, Cass said that there is a widespread feeling among students of child play that “somewhere along the line, playground designs […]

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Rocky Mountain News

Rocky Mountain News It looks like skiers are beginning to get the message about the benefits of helmets. According to a story in the Rocky Mountain News, Jan. 28, manufacturers are reporting a 31.8% increase in sales last season. CPSC says that in 1998, more than 16,000 head injuries occurred to skiers and snowboarders. Helmet […]

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Bush announces `intent to nominate’ former New Mexico Attorney General Harold Stratton as CPSC chairman

Bush announces `intent to nominate’ former New Mexico Attorney General Harold Stratton as CPSC chairman Carol Dawson The White House Press Office announced late Tuesday, Oct. 30 that President Bush intends to nominate former Attorney General of New Mexico, Harold D. Stratton, to be a member of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and […]

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CPSC got a black eye recently when the Los Angeles Times published a story Sept. 27 criticizing the agency for failure to issue a consumer warning when it knew of faulty gas-fired forced-air furnaces installed in thousands of California homes

CPSC got a black eye recently when the Los Angeles Times published a story Sept. 27 criticizing the agency for failure to issue a consumer warning when it knew of faulty gas-fired forced-air furnaces installed in thousands of California homes – Brief Article CPSC got a black eye recently when the Los Angeles Times published […]

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CPSC Monitor has learned that by mid-October, CPSC Chairman Stratton will name a new Director of Congressional Relations – Briefly Noted … – Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC Monitor has learned that by mid-October, CPSC Chairman Stratton will name a new Director of Congressional Relations – Briefly Noted … – Consumer Product Safety Commission – Brief Article * CPSC Monitor has learned that by mid-October, CPSC Chairman Stratton will name a new Director of Congressional Relations. No word yet on a new […]