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HTMLCPSC Poised to Ban High-Powered Magnet Sets
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
Although the final rule currently under consideration by the CPSC sets a performance standard for magnet sets, the practical effect of the new safety standard will be a ban on the future sale or distribution of powerful rare earth magnet sets like Buckyballs and Zen Magnets. During the height of...

 

HTMLE-Cigarette Smoke Contains Harmful Metals
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
Researchers at the University of Southern California studied electronic cigarettes and found the products' smoke contains high levels of toxic metals, according to a statement from the university.

 

HTMLLiver Injury Cases Increased Along With Dietary and Herbal Supplement Sales
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
A new study from researchers in Philadelphia revealed liver damage from dietary and herbal supplements might have increased over the last 10 years. The report "Liver injury from Herbals and Dietary Supplements in the U.S. Drug Induced Liver Injury Network" showed 4 percent of adult...

 

HTMLLegislators Call for Childproof Caps on Liquid Nicotine Bottles
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., introduced S. 2581, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, in the Senate, which would require manufacturers of liquid nicotine to use childproof caps on the bottles.

 

HTMLMicrowave Radiation Harms Children More Than Adults
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
This year, researchers at the Environmental Health Trust performed a review of the current literature regarding microwave radiation from wireless devices like mobile phones, laptops, tablets and toys. The researchers found conflicting data but determined children and unborn babies have the highest...

 

HTMLNational School Lunch Guidelines Continue To Take Effect
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
Schools in Elyria, Ohio are saying goodbye to a beloved school lunch dessert - the pink cookie. The pink cookie has been served for 40 years, according to Fox affiliate WZTV. The treat is a tradition made with Crisco, a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and sour cream.

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Consumer Goods Retailer
Peter L. Cockrell; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 14th, the CFPB entered a consent order with a company that operates a chain of consumer retail stores located mainly near military bases. The company also finances the sale of the goods. The CFPB alleges that the company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by selling servicemembers,...

 

Adobe PDFBill of Law for the modification of Law N° 19.496 on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers
Cristina Busquets, Fernando García; Carey;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2014
On June 2nd, 2014, President Michelle Bachelet entered a bill into Congress which seeks to modify Law N° 19.496 on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers ("CPA"). The message of the bill recognizes that the tools provided by the current legislation to address violations to the rights...

 

HTMLChange of Domicile (moving from your current home)
Van Den Heuvel Law Office;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2014
Abstract: Are you thinking of moving more than 100 miles away from your current home? Do you have custody of a minor child? This article discusses the law of moving when you are the parent of a child seeking to move out of state or in state, but 100 miles away from your current home.

 

HTMLCPSC Magnets Trial in December? Zen Magnets Throws Down the Gauntlet; Vows to “Fight Until the End”
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
Two years ago, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) took the uncommon step of filing administrative complaints against multiple rare-earth magnet companies who refused to voluntarily recall magnetic adult desk toy products deemed to be defective by CPSC staff. Specifically, the agency...

 


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