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February 2011 Update of CPSIA Requirements and Stays of Enforcement

The Consumer Product Safety Commission posted a nifty chart online today with regard to enforcement of the CPSIA.  By Rule, Standard or Ban, and by product category, you can determine the whether a non-children’s product requires a General Conformity Certificate, or if a Children’s Product Certificate is required based on Third Party Testing. A useful […]

SaferProducts.gov has a soft launch. There’s still time to prepare.

Are you ready for SaferProducts.gov? This website is in the Soft Launch phase and accepting reports starting today. The website will contain the “Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database (Database)” collected by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The good news is that the CPSC will be testing the Database functionality first before […]

CPSC issues decision to extend an existing “stay of enforcement” on total lead content in children’s products.

The CPSC announced its decision to extend the existing stay of enforcement on testing and certifications of the total lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until September 14, 2011, at which time the stay of enforcement will expire.  The action taken today also pertains to lead content in […]

Out of Davos…

It’s Davos week – the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011. So, what’s on the docket this year?  According to interviews reported by the Financial Times, there will a focus on a “two-speed world economy” – a growing economy dominated by emerging markets (China, India, Brazil and Russia) with less in the advanced economies. Optimism, […]

Something NFP board members need to know about insolvency…

It’s not unusual for not for profit board members to fail to scrutinize the financials. This isn’t good.  There are likely several reasons why this routinely happen.  After all, many NFP directors: are not compensated for their work; see their primary responsibility on the board as attracting new members, helping to seek more contributions and […]