DTSC Green Chemistry Regulations

Notwithstanding a legislative deadline of January 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) has yet to finalize its ”  It recently released 811 pages of informal comments to its informal draft regulations that were issued in October 2011.  The draft regulations propose a system to identify chemicals of concern and target consumer products … Read more

First Lawsuit Against CPSC Database

On Monday, a consumer product manufacturer filed suit against the CPSC seeking to keep confidential a report of alleged harm to a child.  The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act authorized the CPSC to develop a database that would publish on the Internet reports of harm from consumers and others.  The CPSC launched the database in March, … Read more

U.S. EPA Fines Logitech More than $250,000 for Keyboard Claims

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on September 28, 2011, that Logitech, Inc. has agreed to pay $261,000 to the EPA to settle alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations.  EPA claimed that Logitech had unsubstantiated public health claims about its keyboard based on marking claims that a silver compound in the keyboard protected the user from bacteria … Read more

CPSC’s Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (“CPSC’s) Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database (“Public Database”) is available on the web to submit reports of unsafe products or to search for such reports.  Consumers, attorneys, investigators, professional engineers, government agencies, health care professionals, child service providers, and public safety entities such as law enforcement entities may … Read more