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Third Party Certification Questioned in Mr. Heater Burn Case

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2009 HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI – Is third-party certification worth the paper it’s printed on? Consider the case of Frederick Hampton, who is still recovering from third-degree burns over much of his body after a close encounter with a defectively designed product that bore the Canadian [...]

CPSC Staff Votes to Write Mandatory ROV Standards

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2009 WASHINGTON D.C. – They’re faster than a golf cart, more powerful than an All-Terrain Vehicle, and able to climb rough terrain. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has also concluded that Recreational Off-Road Vehicles (ROV) are potentially deadly, and prime candidates for regulation. Last [...]

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Off to Rough Start

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 2, March/April 2009 WASHINGTON – When the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was signed into law last August, proponents characterized it as the most significant upgrade to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s powers since the agency was established in 1972. But, according to a new report, [...]

Juries in Three Automotive Defect Cases Find For the Plaintiffs

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 2, March/April 2009 Juries in Georgia, Colorado and Texas recently delivered verdicts worth more than $46 million against Ford Motor Company and Nissan in three different defect cases. Ford lost in two separate cases involving an Explorer transmission defect and a seat-belt unlatch incident involving a Mercury [...]