Month: February 2015

CPSC Chairman Issues Statement on Hoverboard Safety- Those in the supply chain are on notice.

On December 16, 2015, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye issued a statement addressing the ongoing investigation into hoverboard fires.  Hoverboards are a two wheeled scooter and a popular gift in 2015. Many are operated by lithium batteries and certain models of hoverboards have been catching fire while being charged, and while in use. The CPSC is actively investigating the cause …

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CPSC Requests $5 Million Dollar Increase in Budget for Nanotechnology Research

The CPSC is seeking an additional $5 million dollars to establish the Center for Consumer Product Applications and Safety Implications of Nanotechnology(“CPASION”).  The Center will focus on developing test methods to quantify exposure and health risks of consumer products containing nanomaterials.   The research will target the methods for quantifying and characterizing the presence, release and …

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