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Consistency and Your Labels

This month, read our interview with Angela Lambert, Clarion’s head of standards compliance, to...

Preparing for and Implementing Product Recalls

This article will discuss the ways in which a company can be organized and prepared to meet its post-sale duties and to undertake a field corrective action program or a recall.

The 25-Amp Grounding Impedance Test

High-current grounding impedance tests have been specified in safety standards for many years. There are two, independent sources for these tests.

Markings and Other Aggravations

Why? Why is it that one of the biggest aggravations in product safety is that of markings? For some reason, it seems that we can never get the markings right the first time. Furthermore, it seems that markings that have been acceptable for years will suddenly go bad.

Languages and Your Product Safety Labels

The question of whether or not to use additional languages on your safety labels can be a complex one to answer.
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EU Commission Releases 2015 RAPEX Summary Statistics on Unsafe Consumer Products

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has released statistics on notices of unsafe...

IEC Publishes Second Edition of IEC 60079-2

The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new edition of IEC 60079-29-2. IEC 60079-29-2 ed2.0 applies to “Explosive atmospheres...

Updated List of Standards Released for EU’s Directive on General Product Safety

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has published an updated list of standards...

Occupational Hazards of the Safety Engineer: OSHA Meets UL

The job of the product safety engineer is to reduce the risks associated with...

European Union to Release New Product Safety and Market Surveillance Regulations in 2014

A new Consumer Product Safety Regulation and Market Surveillance Regulations will be introduced in 2014 that will overhaul the current product safety and market surveillance administration. The new regulations are expected to be adopted in 2014.

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