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Public pools must have safety drain covers

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- All public pools and spas are required to have safety drain covers, and in certain circumstances, an anti-entrapment system, U.S. officials said.

Reebok agrees to pay civil penalty

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Reebok International Ltd. will pay a $1 million penalty for violating the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

CSPC wants upholstered furniture fire rule

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted unanimously to propose a new mandatory standard concerning residential upholstered furniture.

Group co-opts Barbie for anti-lead message

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Barbie and Ken have been co-opted by a group fighting against the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, starring in an online critique of lead in toys.

Further industry-paid CPSC travel revealed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released records showing industry-financed trips by employees date to at least 1998.

Edwards calls on CPSC chair to resign

AMHERST, N.H., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards Wednesday urged acting U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission head Nancy Nord to resign.

Safety Commission trips paid by industries

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Internal records from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission showed the agency's chief has taken multiple trips paid for by regulated industries.

Dems want product safety chief to resign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Tuesday the head of the nation's product safety agency should step aside.

Pelosi discusses improving product safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A bill that would ban lead from children's toys could help the Consumer Product Safety Commission do its job, said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

U.S. consumer agency cool on more funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The acting chief of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is opposed to Democratic congressional attempts to strengthen the Washington agency.

Mattel chief takes blame for lead paint

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Mattel Inc.'s chief executive officer told a U.S. congressional subcommittee Wednesday he was personally responsible for ensuring Mattel toys were safe.

Agency ban targets lead in kids' jewelry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. regulatory agency has taken the first steps to ban children's jewelry containing small amounts of lead.

Alarm about ATV dangers sounded

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning about the dangers of all-terrain vehicles.

CSPC: Beware TV stands that may tip over

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned Tuesday of televisions and heavy furniture tipping over and killing young children.
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