All Fiscal Year 1977 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1977.
  • December 21, 1977

    Light Safety

    Of the more than 2200 injuries from holiday decorations treated in hospital emergency rooms across the nation last year, one- third were from Christmas lights, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

  • December 15, 1977

    CPSC Announces Sharp Points Regulation For Toys

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today finalized its sharp points regulation for toys and other articles intended for use by children under 8 years of age.

  • December 09, 1977

    CPSC Bans Extremely Flammable Contact Adhesives

     A serious cause of burn injuries and deaths will be removed soon from the consumer marketplace under a nationwide ban of extremely flammable contact adhesives sold in larger than one-half pint containers. The ban was approved today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

  • December 08, 1977

    CPSC Issues Policy On Tris

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced it is restating its concern over the hazards associated with children's clothing treated with the flame-retardant chemical Tris by issuing a statement of policy in the Federal Register.

  • December 02, 1977

    Asbestos Ban Announced

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today approved a ban of two consumer products containing inhalable asbestos -- consumer patching compounds containing asbestos and artificial fireplace ash containing asbestos. The Commission believes that certain types of cancer may result from inhaling free-form asbestos fibers released into the air during the use of these products.

  • November 11, 1977

    Ban On Baby Rattles Proposed

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced it is proposing a mandatory safety regulation that would ban baby rattles which are small enough to get caught in an infants throat and possibly cause suffocation.

  • November 11, 1977

    CPSC To Focus On Cellulose Insulation

    In the complicated home insulation safety issue, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has decided to concentrate its immediate efforts on the possible flammability hazard of cellulose home insulation.

  • November 10, 1977

    CPSC Issues Policy On Voluntary Standards

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued a statement detailing the Commission's policy on its involvement in industry development of voluntary safety standards for consumer products.

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