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|New Consumer Product Safety Rules for Testing and Certification of Children's Products|
Jenna K. Murphy, Robert J. Vechiola; Foley & Lardner LLP;
January 16, 2013, previously published on January 11, 2013On February 8, 2013, new requirements pertaining to product testing and certification for children’s products go into effect.
|New Safety Test Requirements for Children's Products Become Effective in February 2013|
Robert B. Hopkins, Paul S. Rosenlund; Duane Morris LLP;
December 20, 2012, previously published on December 14, 2012Manufacturers and importers of children's products, including toys, apparel, sporting goods and jewelry, will soon be subject to yet another safety-testing regulation addressing several vital issues related to such testing: the frequency of testing, the selection of samples for testing and...
|Oops! Time To Hit The Reset Button|
Nicholas K. Niemann; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
December 17, 2012, previously published on November 2012Kyle was in a much different mood than when he had first come to see me two years earlier. He had been referred in by an investment advisor who I knew from Illinois. He hadn’t been sure back then that he needed to come in, but his investment advisor had insisted. He didn’t engage us...
|New EPA Regulations on Cadmium Target Manufacturers and Importers of Consumer Products; Retail Distributors to be Targeted Next|
Cheryl A. Falvey, Warren Lehrenbaum; Crowell & Moring LLP;
December 17, 2012, previously published on December 13, 2012On December 3, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule that requires manufacturers and importers of articles containing cadmium and cadmium compounds to provide EPA with unpublished health or safety data in their possession. The rule, which was promulgated...
|EPA Reverses Course and Promises to Withdraw TSCA Section 8(d) Cadmium Rule|
Cheryl A. Falvey, Warren Lehrenbaum, Monica M. Welt; Crowell & Moring LLP;
December 17, 2012, previously published on December 14, 2012By email dated December 14, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew its controversial direct final rule requiring the reporting of existing and unpublished health and safety data for cadmium and cadmium compounds used in consumer products pursuant to section 8(d) of the Toxic...
|Companies Should Take Steps Now to Ensure Compliance with New Children's Products Regulations|
G. William Austin, Joseph M. Beck, William D. Meyer, Jason M. Wenker; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
December 15, 2012, previously published on December 14, 2012Potentially burdensome regulations governing children’s products take effect in less than two months. The new regulations, issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), apply to children’s products manufactured after February 8, 2013. “Children’s...
|Seventh Circuit Certifies Class Against Retailer for Faulty Washing Machines|
Barbara Fernandez; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 6, 2012The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit again considered class certification of a case against defendant retailer involving allegedly defective washing machines. The district court denied certification of claims in which plaintiff consumers sued over a design defect in certain washing...
|Hands Off My Bag|
Roberto "R.C." Rondero de Mosier; G&M Law, PLLC;
December 3, 2012, previously published by TVFILMNEWS.com on August 5, 2012A review of Trademark actions against infringers.
|CFPB Issues Affinity Credit Card Report to Congress: How Nonprofits Can Minimize Their Legal and Tax Risk|
Audra J. Heagney, Jonathan L. Pompan, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
November 21, 2012, previously published on November 2012Affinity credit cards continue to be significant revenue generators for colleges and universities (and their affiliated organizations), associations and many other types of nonprofit organizations. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently released its 2012...
|Proposed Changes to the Consumer Protection Act|
Rosalind Lake, Burton Phillips; Norton Rose Canada LLP;
November 8, 2012, previously published on November 2012Proposed changes to Consumer Protection Act regulations on genetically modified organisms may push up the cost of food labelling