EPA Final National Rule Issued:

Formaldehyde Emission Standard for Composite Wood Products              

Does your company produce, or import, any products with manufactured wood components? (Think adjustable bases or furniture pieces among other products.) If so, then you should become familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule regarding formaldehyde emissions associated with manufactured wood such as particle board, plywood and the like. New label obligations as well as compliance with emissions standards become effective in 2017, meaning that each company needs to carefully consult with its wood suppliers and assess very soon whether a redesign of its products is necessary. Moreover, record-keeping requirements will soon be imposed upon each company in the stream of commerce. CONTACT Ms. Mattiace for additional information at 1-877-481-0734.

October Safety Tip

Incredibly enough, Autumn is already upon us, and you have likely started thinking about pumpkins, pot pies, and trick-or-treating. BEWARE! October weather and shorter days can be a safety nightmare. Be sure and wear reflective tape if you run or bike. As for Halloween costumes, make sure that any masks used do not prevent full visibility, and be careful that costumes aren’t so long that a trip hazard exists. Check the CPSC’s recall list to make sure that you don’t use any recalled items. Always use burning candles in an occupied room and never let young children play near them. Think twice about bumpy hayrides that could potentially tip over. Accompany small children on their Halloween jaunts and always inspect all of their candy for small parts and other hidden dangers. IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!

If you are a manufacturer, distributor, importer, or a retailer of Halloween products, do you know what your product safety responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; Contact Attorney Mattiace TOLL FREE today at 877-481-0734 and ask for a free consultation.