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CPSC Gets Aggressive About Failure to Report

Since early 2021, the failure to report or late reporting to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has resulted in significant civil penalty settlements. Manufacturers need to understand their legal responsibilities when analyzing post-sale incidents, injuries, and lawsuits so that they can argue that they met their statutory reporting responsibilities.

E-Bike Battery Fires Are Soaring

Electric bikes (also known as e-bikes) are rapidly transforming the urban transportation landscape in...

CPSC Issues NPRM for Button Cell/Coin Batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is moving forward with its efforts to...

CPSC Publishes Safety Standard for Magnets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal safety standard...

Reese’s Act Signed into Law: Addresses Battery Ingestion Risks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will now be required to establish a...
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Safety Programs and CPSC Mandates

Safety management programs are necessary to help a company make safe products and monitor safety for products in use. The CPSC has provided lots of guidances and mandates over the years on what constitutes an adequate program. These guidances are potentially useful to those companies seeking to establish a CPSC-compliant safety program and should be considered as part of the program development process.

Fitbit Recalls 1 Million Smart Watches Due to Battery Overheating

The company behind the widely popular Fitbit smartwatch product line has issued a national...

Sunbeam Products Recalls Nearly 1 Million Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers Due to Potential Burn Hazard

On November 24, 2020, Sunbeam Products, Inc. issued a recall for Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express...

Health Canada, U.S. CPSC Issued Guidance on Human Factors

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have published a joint...

Lennox Industries Recalls Ductless Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

Lennox Industries has issued a recall for Ductless Single-Zone and Multi-Zone heat pumps because the internal electrical components can fail, allowing the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
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