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.
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the conviction of Bradley McMillian, of 11163 Rennert Road, Shannon; he was charged and convicted with 44 counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and embezzlement.
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are pleased to announce a series of town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.
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
The following 23 proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®; NFPA 407, Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing; NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services; NFPA
The NFPA Standards Council met on August 15-17, 2017 in Quincy, MA. At the meeting, the Council acted on various agenda items including the issuance of documents in the Annual 2017 revision cycle and the consideration of several appeals. The
In the midst of a very active and powerful hurricane season, many building owners and managers of industrial and commercial facilities are facing the daunting process of disaster recovery. In determining the best means of restoring electrical systems and
This past Monday I returned to work after being on maternity leave for 3 months. It was an exciting time at home with my family. Preparing to come back to work this week brought back memories of being a kid and preparing to go back to school
It's time for a flashback Friday! I am out of the office for a couple more Fridays, returning from maternity leave at the end of August. In the past months, at least two major fires have occurred in the greater Boston area in buildings under
Hello – Happy Friday! Today’s post comes to you from Eric Nette, Engineer in the Industrial and Chemical Engineering Department, at NFPA. Special thanks to Eric for his contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity leave, and
The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of a proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) on the 2017 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. This TIA was issued by the Council on July 18, 2017: NFPA 70, TIA 17-5, referencing 220.12,
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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