Safer toys coming, but not with Santa Claus
- Plastic Politics. Mangu-Ward, Katherine // Reason;Dec2009, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p8
The article informs that Mattel Inc. won an exception to new testing and labeling requirements as set by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in the U.S. It is stated that the U.S. Congress imposed the regulation after several toys were recalled, which included Chinese toys made by...
- The CPSIA: Taking toy safety OVER THE TOP? Ponte, Wendy // Mothering;May/Jun2009, Issue 154, p30
The article focuses on the effects of the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on small toy manufacturers and retailers.
- New Lead Law May Impact You. // JCK;May2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p68
The article reports on the impact of the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act to children's products in the U.S. It states that the new law could impact on plated children's jewelry made with base metals. It infers that retailers may be liable for selling children's jewelry over the lead...
- PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP BILL INTRODUCED IN ASSEMBLY. // BioCycle;Mar2010, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p15
A summary is presented of the AB 2139, the California Product Stewardship Act, introduced by assembly member Wesley Chesbro, chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee in California.
- Pass the toy and hold the lead: Implementing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Biersteker, Peter J. // Trends (15339556);Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p4
A summary is presented of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), which became law on August 14, 2008 in the U.S.
- The `trade dress' of toys and games. Hudis, Jonathan // Playthings;Oct94, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p38
Examines the legal subtleties of the marketing `trade dress' of manufacturers, merchandisers and retail sellers toys and games. Terminologies; Functional elements of a product's trade dress; Conceptual categories of trademarks; Link between descriptive terms and trademark protection; Rulings on...
- Building A Better Breadcrumb. Mills-Winkler, Fred; Denniss, Malcolm // Playthings;Oct2009, Vol. 107 Issue 9, p12
The article offers tips on toy safety as indicated in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 in the U.S. It states that a tracking label must be marked on toys or other children's items to make it easier for manufacturers to isolate products that may present safety concerns....
- Toy companies hit for $2 billion. // Model Retailer;May2009, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p6
The article presents the results of a survey of U.S. toy manufacturers, importers and retailers on the impact of the implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), conducted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) in February 2009. The results indicate that the law's...
- Under a California Proposition 65 Settlement and A.B. 1108, Toy Manufacturers Are Now Subject to New Federal Product Safety Laws for Lead and Phthalates. // Venulex Legal Summaries;2009 Q1, Special section p1
The article focuses on the imposition of stricter lead standards to toy manufacturers and retailers in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) months ahead of schedule under a settlement in a Proposition 65 lawsuit filed by the attorneys general for the state of California and the...