RALEIGH -- Step inside the North Carolina State Fair and visitors will see a fun, interactive exhibit called Safety City located near Dorton Arena. Safety City brings together highway safety advocates and this year, Safe Kids NC is teaming up with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program...
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey, along with other state and local fire officials, kicked off Fire Prevention Week on Monday by reminding North Carolinians that, "Every second counts: Plan two ways out."
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Anthony Clayborne Perry, 45, of 311 South LaSalle St., Durham; he is charged with one count of acting as a bail bondsmen without being licensed.
“This weekend we lost a truly nice and genuine man whose passing marks the end of a legacy for the fire service,” NFPA’s Fire Service Segment Director Ken Willette said after hearing that former Phoenix Fire Chief and fire
A common question we hear is “why is the code handbook so much bigger than the code?” To really see the difference, let’s look at one specific section of a code and the corresponding material found in the handbook. Below is what you see
Before getting into this week’s Fire Code topic I want to highlight my coworker’s latest blog post, Planning for the unthinkable in assembly venues with the Life Safety Code. Greg, a Principal Engineer in the Building Fire Protection
The NFPA Standards Council has received a New Project Initiation Request from the fire service asking NFPA consider developing an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish the minimum requirements for the effective contamination control of fire
Andrew Klein, Principle with AS Klein Engineering, and Lynne Kilpatrick, Fire Marshal in Sunnyvale, CA led an education session on ‘On-Demand Mobile Fueling; Enforcing Existing Regulations and Evaluating Future Needs” at NFPA Conference &
The First Draft Reports for NFPA documents in the Fall 2018 revision cycle are available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the submission of public comments. The deadline to submit a public comment through the online system on any
This week I had a coworker ask me about whether or not they could have hay bales on display as part of a fall holiday event they were planning. Working at NFPA makes me very thankful that we have staff who are careful and aware enough to ask us
In the September issue of NFPA News: NFPA 855, NFPA 1700, and NFPA 2400 open for public input; new projects seeking comments on Fire Investigation Units, Fire Service Support Personnel, and Fire Test for Wall Panels; request to merge NFPA 16 and NFPA 11;
I’m excited to tell you about the launch of NFPA’s new Fire and Life Safety Policy Institute. NFPA established the Policy Institute to develop an arms-length view on policy issues that impact fire, life and electrical safety. Policymakers,
NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations, is now open for public input. This standard is being developed by representatives from all types of public safety departments with unmanned aircraft
On July 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will be hosting a public workshop on Recall Effectiveness. The workshop, to be heldÂ in the Hearing Room at CPSC Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, is intended to allow consumer safety professionals and the CPSC staff to discuss ways to improve the effectiveness of recalls.... […]
We do not get many court decisions in the CPSC world, but yesterday we received one.Â Last evening, a Wisconsin federal district court essentially held in the Governmentâ€™s case against Spectrum Brands, Inc. (Spectrum) that (1) Spectrum failed to timely report defective coffee pots in violation of Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act... […]
In the wake of two tragic amusement park ride accidents in Kansas and Tennessee, and the ongoing political debate in America over gun safety issues, we felt it timely to help answer a question that continues to be asked in the media: does the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have the authority to address... […]
Today the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (â€œCPSCâ€�) and Health Canada announced a massive joint recall with IKEA involving over 35 million pieces of furniture that can pose a tip over hazard to small children. While we would normally write about the recall itself, a troubling development has caught our attention. Â A CPSC employee prematurely... […]
This article originally appeared on Law360 on May 12, 2016 and provides additional analysis toÂ our prior post on this subject. After filing a Section 15(b) report and conducting a recall with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), companies frequently ponder whether the CPSC believes the company timely filed its report under Section 15(b) of... […]
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye announced in a meeting with consumer advocates that the agency will never again allow a company conducting a voluntary corrective action to call it anything other than a â€œrecall.â€� Â Last year, after the announcement of a joint CPSC-IKEA â€œrepair programâ€� to address a furniture tip-over hazard... […]
On March 25, 2016, Administrative Law Judge Dean Metry found that theÂ U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”)Â case counsel did not prove that high powered, small rare earth magnets (â€œSREMsâ€�) (1) are defective as sold by Zen Magnets (“Zen”); and (2) constitute a substantial product hazard when sold with appropriate warnings, including proper age recommendations (click... […]
There have been many twists and turns over the past four years concerning the CPSCâ€™s regulation of certain high powered, rare-earth magnet sets and its litigation against various entities selling these magnets.Â In the latest chapter of the magnets saga, a federal court in Colorado has permanently enjoined Zen Magnets (Zen) from selling magnets purchased... […]
[This article originally appeared on Law360 on August 7, 2015 and updates our prior post on this CPSC corrective action] On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and major furniture company IKEA jointly announced a â€œrepair programâ€� to address the serious and complex hazard of furniture tip-over posed by 27 million chests... […]
Yesterday the CPSC and major furniture company IKEA jointly announced a â€œrepair programâ€� to address the serious and complex hazard of furniture tip over posed by 27 million chests and dressers sold by the company. The repair program offers free wall anchoring repair kits so consumers can secure the chests and dressers to the wall... […]
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