All Fiscal Year 1994 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1994.
  • September 30, 1994

    CPSC Declares "Carbon Monoxide Safety Awareness Week"

    As the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) declared October 2-9 "Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety Awareness Week," the city of Chicago became one of the first major U.S. cities to enact legislation that requires carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in new and existing homes. The safety week comes about a week after two people died in Missouri from CO poisoning in their homes, and less than a month after the accidental CO poisoning death of former tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis.

  • September 30, 1994

    Youngland Import And Export Inc. To Pay Civil Penalty

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that it accepted a $15,000 civil penalty settlement from Youngland Import and Export Inc. of Bronx, N.Y. CPSC claims that Youngland sold party favors intended for use by children under three years of age that contained "small parts" in violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. In addition, CPSC claims that Youngland illegally exported certain of these party favors in further violation of the act.

  • September 28, 1994

    CPSC To Require Child Resistant Packaging On Topical Medicine

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously today to require child- resistant packaging for anesthetics containing more than 0.5 mg of dibucaine. The commission also voted (2-1) (with Chairman Ann Brown and Commissioner Jacqueline Jones-Smith in the majority and Commissioner Mary Sheila Gall in the minority) to require special packaging for products containing more than 5 mg of lidocaine after defeating a motion by Commissioner Gall (2-1) to exempt products containing lidocaine in one-half ounce tubes.

  • September 22, 1994

    Great Lakes Products Inc. Pays To Settle Civil Penalty Case

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that it accepted a $10,000 civil penalty settlement from Great Lakes Products Inc. (Great Lakes) of Indianapolis, Ind. CPSC claims that Great Lakes illegally exported a banned hazardous substance known as volatile alkyl nitrite, in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

  • September 21, 1994

    Former Chairman Jones-Smith Resigns From CPSC

    Commissioner Jacqueline Jones-Smith announced today her resignation from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) effective October 8. Jones-Smith plans to join The MAXIMA Corp., as executive vice president and a member of its board of directors. The MAXIMA Corp., headquartered in Lanham, Md., is an information technology firm.

  • September 20, 1994

    CPSC Warns Of "Senseless" Poisoning From Carbon Monoxide

    Following the death of former tennis star Vitas Gerulaitus, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urged consumers today to take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • September 20, 1994

    CPSC Meets With Indian Government About Flammable Skirts

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that CPSC Chairman Ann Brown met with a delegation from India to discuss the recent recall of sheer chiffon rayon skirts manufactured in that country.

  • September 12, 1994

    CPSC Chairman Awards Commendation To Sunbeam For Senior- Friendly, Child-Resistant Closures

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Chairman Ann Brown awarded the CPSC Chairman's Commendation for Significant Contributions to Product Safety to Sunbeam Plastics of Evansville, Ind., a division of the Rexham Co.

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