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HTMLCPSC's Proposed Interpretive Rule Would Make Significant Changes to Voluntary Recalls
Kara T. Stubbs; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
On November 13, 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted to publish in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding Voluntary Recall Notices and Corrective Action Plans. The Commission’s stated objective is to better inform consumers, create greater clarity...

 

HTMLCalifornia Reenters the GMO Food Labeling Arena; This Time Through the Legislature
Daniel J. Herling; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 4, 2014
Not to be left behind and not dependent on any other state action (Connecticut and Maine notwithstanding), a bill has been introduced (SB 1381) on February 21, 2014 that requires any food, with certain exceptions (more on that later), offered for retail sale in California to be labeled...

 

HTMLCPSC is Now Publicly Posting “Letters of Advice” to its Website
Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014
In his keynote address at the annual conference of the International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization (ICPHSO), Acting Chairman Adler announced that the agency had recently started posting what it calls “letters of advice” (commonly referred to as LOAs) to its website....

 

HTMLIkea Issues Recall for KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 4, 2014
A recall has been issued for IKEA juniorbeds which may cause laceration. The beds were previously recalled in August 2013, followed by the recall of around 3,500 in January 2014.

 

HTMLThousands of Kenmore Heaters Recalled
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
A recall has been issued for around 42,000 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters sold at Kmart and Sears. According to consumer reports, broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumer. Sears and Kmart have received seven...

 

HTMLLion Force Brand Recalls 2,400 Children's Puffer Coats
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014
The brand Lion Force has recalled about 2,400 units of its boys' puffer coat, sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation risk to children.

 

HTMLBebeLove Baby Walker Recalled from Retail Stores
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014
The BebeLove Baby Walker failed to meet federal safety standards and has been recalled. Specifically, style number 358 can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard. In addition, style number 368 contains leg openings...

 

HTMLFTC Charges Four Weight ­Loss Companies With Fraud
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 21, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cracked down on four companies that sell weight ­loss products. The FTC is fining Sensa, L'Occitane Inc., LeanSpa LLC, and HCG Diet Direct for using false advertising to sell their weight ­loss products. The companies will collectively pay $34 million to...

 

HTMLConsumers Report Smoking Batteries in Baby Toy
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014
The Ocean Wonders Soothe & Glow Seahorse has been dubbed 'the perfect companion for your little one'. With a soft glowing light and long­play music to calm baby and help create a peaceful environment perfect for bedtime. While there are hundreds of satisfied customers who purport that the...

 

HTMLProduct Safety Round-Up from the States
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
(Updated Feb. 13, 2014) Over the past month, our blog posts have focused on the product safety activities of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Congress, and even within the EU and Australia. However, product safety developments within the States must not be overlooked. On many...

 


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