Products recalled from U.S. hit record high By Thu Nguyet - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The number of Vietnamese children’s product recalls hit a record high last year as local exporters violated the U.S. goods safety regulations, according to a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Jeffrey G. Hilsgen, director of CPSC Asia-Pacific, said there were 18 Vietnamese children’s product lines recalled in the U.S. last year. As of August 4 this year, there had been seven cases compared to an average of 8-9 cases in previous years. The major recalled products include beds with unsafe components and apparels with drawstrings or high lead content. There were 65 such product recalls in the U.S., among which 47 originated from China, in the period between October 2010 and March 2011. These products have violated the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, or CPSIA. The regulations took effect from 2008 when Chinese harmful product recalls peaked. … [Read more...] about Products recalled from U.S. hit record high
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Viet Nam can generate more export opportunities and increase its global image by adhering to new US law on consumer product safety, says Nancy A. Nord, acting chairwoman of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Ms. Nord made this claim yesterday at a press conference held in the city during a visit she said was aimed at helping Vietnamese enterprises learn about the new law. She noted that Viet Nam-US bilateral trade has recently increased sharply in recent years, with Viet Nam exporting large quantities of clothing and consumer products. The law focuses on products for children, and toys that contain excessive amounts of lead are considered illegal, she said, adding that according to the new law, producers have to have their products tested and send results to CPSC on request. The CPSC accepts results from only laboratories which are approved by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), Ms. Nord said. She said the CPSC is drawing … [Read more...] about New safety law can help VN businesses: US official
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has joined hands with the US Embassy in Vietnam to hold a conference entitled "Safety regulations for Vietnamese enterprises in export to the US". At the conference, experts from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC disseminated new information about regulations of exports to the US, particularly new reforms in consumer product safety acts of the US that will take effect from November 12 this year. Laurie Hopkins, International Programs Coordinator, Office of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs said, according to CPSC, exports are required to have certificates of each shipment in line with CPSC's requirements (regulations, bans, standards and principles). The certification has to base on experiment of every product or a trial. The certification focuses on not only certain products but also groups of products. Accordingly, products without certificates will not be imported or sold in the US. The acts … [Read more...] about Safety regulations for Vietnamese Exporters to the US
China will send delegations to the United States in August and September to discuss food and product safety following a spate of product recalls, a Chinese Embassy official said on Wednesday. Zhao Baoqing, first commercial secretary of the embassy, told reporters the senior-level delegations would discuss the recent problems and Chinese safety measures with U.S. authorities from the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A customer looks at Barbie & Tanner toys at a store in Shanghai … [Read more...] about Chinese officials to visit U.S. for safety talks
New regulations set on exports to U.S.Hoang Phi By Hoang Phi - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Children’s products exported to the U.S. after next year’s February 8 will have to attach more specific technical files under the new standards set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Details about chemicals, designs, and production processes have to be given in such files, under the new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, said Joseph P. Mohorovic, vice president of Intertek, a global group on testing. The U.S. importers can accept technical files supplied by foreign producers, provided that they have been verified by an independent laboratory appointed by the U.S. commission, Mohorovic said at a workshop held by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Vietnam on Wednesday. He said the U.S. had paid more attention to the safety of imported products, such as toys, textile, and footwear, especially those for children. The new safety … [Read more...] about New regulations set on exports to U.S.