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HTMLUpdate: Anti-Tire Aging Legislation in Massachusetts
Robert D. Sullivan; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
Our February 18, 2014 blog, Massachusetts, Where Only Young Rubber Hits the Road, covered An Act to Increase Road Safety, proposed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, which was assigned bill tracking number H3016. The Act would require issuance of a rejection certificate for any vehicle...

 

HTMLSocial Media as a Risk Management Tool?
Thomas M. DeMicco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
I recently read an article titled “When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue,” written by Stephanie Strom of the New York Times, that reported an interesting change in the way manufacturers are dealing with consumers and using social media as a risk management...

 

HTMLCPSC Clarifies Changes to Monthly Recall Report Form
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
In May, we advised readers conducting recalls that the CPSC’snew monthly “recall progress report” form may catch you by surprise. Among other changes, the form included new provisions requesting companies to report recall notification statistics on social media platforms like...

 

HTMLTwo Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Recall
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., announced the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children. A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair's foam...

 

HTMLCargo Net Playgrounds Pose Strangulation Hazard
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to check outdoor play equipment with a cargo net feature before allowing children to play. Some nets have openings with a perimeter length of between 17-28 inches which could allow a child's head to pass through it causing head entrapment...

 

HTMLProduct Safety Update from Capitol Hill (Part Three)
Matthew Cohen; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Earlier this year, we began a series of blog entries to update our readers on legislative efforts on Capitol Hill that affect stakeholders within the product safety arena. Over the summer, we updated you on an amendment to an appropriations bill passed in the House of Representatives that would...

 

HTMLCPSC Gets it Right: Unanimously Regulates High-Powered Magnet Sets Through New Safety Standard
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
We do not typically take positions on product specific issues pending before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), but the CPSC’s new safety standard for magnet sets demonstrates both why the agency exists and how it can use its regulatory authority to protect...

 

HTMLIKEA Recalls Child Swing Due to Potential Hazard
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
IKEA has recalled their GUNGGUNG Swing, which is intended for children ages three to seven, and can be used indoors or outdoors, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall follows four reported incidents worldwide - one in Germany, two is Australia and one in Canada -...

 

HTMLProcter and Gamble to Remove Plastic Beads from Toothpaste
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 21, 2014
The maker of Crest toothpaste, Procter and Gamble, has begun removing polyethylene beads from its products after a dental professional raised awareness regarding the negative effects the beads can have in people's mouths.

 

HTML1.2 Million Smoke Alarms Recalled in US
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
Kidde has voluntarily recalled 1.2 million residential hardwired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms in the US due to potential failure to sound, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission. The smoke alarm model i12010S and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarm models...

 


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