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,

California Green Chemistry – Broad Program or Bit by Bit?

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) is supporting AB 1319,  a bill that would ban bisphenol-A (“BPA”) in certain children’s products after July 31, 2013.  BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.  It is reported to be an endocrine disrupter, and the National Institutes of Health has expressed concern for exposures to

Congress Amends the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

On August 1, 2011, both the House and the Senate by overwhelming margins passed H. R. 2715 which amends the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA).  If enacted into law, the bill would amend the CPSIA as follows: The 100 ppm lead limit that takes effect on August 14, 2011 for products intended

CPSC Staff Finds 100 ppm Limit for Lead in Children’s Products Feasible

 The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (“CPSIA”) set a limit of 100 ppm lead in children’s products as of  August 14, 2011 unless the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) determines that the limit if technically infeasible.  The CPSIA regulates lead limits in products intended for children 12 and younger, and CPSC has recently issued interpretive guidance