Since mid-2007, stringent federal flammability standards have applied to mattresses and to mattress sets offered for sale in the United States, the rationale being that they present a large source of “fuel load.” These open flame requirements are contained within 16 CFR 1633 and serve to supplement the cigarette ignition requirements contained within the much older (1972) federal regulation of 16 CFR 1632.
The fourth of July is almost here. Fireworks are now legal in at least 26 states in the U.S.A. While the best way to protect your family is to leave fireworks to the professionals, some folks enjoy using fireworks at home. If you are one of them, please act wisely and check with your town to find out the specific laws for your area. Act with care! Continue reading
Happy Holidays from the Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace. We are wishing everyone safe holidays this season. Did you know that holiday lights may be coated with lead? Be sure to wash your hands after you deck the halls. Never burn candles near a tree, or unattended, and be sure the tree is not near a heat source.
If you are a manufacturer, retailer, importer or distributor of holiday items, 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.
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.
It’s almost time to go back to school! When purchasing that all important backpack, keep safety in mind as well as aesthetics. Your child should always wear both straps to evenly distribute weight. The American Chiropractic Association recommends that backpacks weigh no more than 10% of a child’s weight. You might also want to inspect your children’s school playground for sharp edges, trip hazards, lack of maintenance, and head entrapment hazards. Talk to the school officials if anything seems suspect. An estimated 200,000 children are taken to emergency rooms each year because of playground injuries. (See the CPSC handbook on playground safety here: http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/122149/325.pdf). If you are a manufacturer, distributor, importer, or a retailer of children’s products, do you know what your product safety responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; Contact Attorney Mattiace today at 877-481-0734, toll free, for a free consultation.