December 21, 1984
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has selected members for the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel on di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). This panel, which is expected to convene in January, 1985, is being constituted to advise the Commission on scientific issues concerning the potential hazards of cancer, birth defects, and gene mutations associated with the use of DEHP in consumer products
October 25, 1984
President Reagan has signed the Toy Safety Act of 1984 giving the Consumer Product Safety Commission the power to recall dangerous toys from the marketplace quickly when warranted.
October 22, 1984
With more than 500 persons electrocuted annually in incidents involving products under CPSC jurisdiction, an estimated 87,000 injuries associated with nursery equipment treated in hospital emergency rooms, 3,300 fires reported in the use of portable electric heaters and an estimated 100 deaths each year resulting from riding mower and garden tractor accidents ... the CPSC has targeted these areas as three new priorities for 1985.
October 05, 1984
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that the Department of Justice has filed a complaint on its behalf against Inventive Packaging Corporation, Castle Rock, Colorado, seeking to stop Inventive from manufacturing, distributing and selling prescription vials that fail to meet federal safety requirements. Inventive is a major manufacturer of prescription vials that are required to be child resistant.
October 03, 1984
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued Halloween safety tips for parents and guardians of children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween:
September 12, 1984
Some of the best known names in merchandising and marketing will be featured as participants in the National Consumer Product Safety Commission's Conference for Retailers scheduled to take place September 24 and 25 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
August 16, 1984
The Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday voted 3 to 2 to revoke its mandatory standard requiring all unvented gas-fired space heaters to be equipped with an oxygen-depletion sensor device to address the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
August 01, 1984
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Emerson Electric Co., today announced that a proposed civil penalty action against Emerson had been settled for $49,250. The proposed action involved Emerson's alleged failure to file a timely report under Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act concerning certain gasoline-powered, metal-bladed weed cutters manufactured by Emerson's Beaird-Poulan Division in Shreveport, Louisiana.