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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Alliance for American Manufacturing is asking the Federal Trade Commission to get companies to pay restitution, or at least admit fault, the first time they falsely label products as American-made.
With only two months until the January 1 implementation of the final State Cannabis Regulations, the California agencies given licensing authority under the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act posted last minute changes that are causing quite a buzz in the cannabis community.
On October 17, 2018, Canada celebrated Legalization Day – an event marking the end of a prohibition against recreational cannabis use.
Efforts to update FDA’s personal care products regulations continue as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) recently introduced H.R. 6903, the “Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018.”
Last week, CPSC announced that Costco Wholesale, Corp., of Issaquah, WA, had agreed to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for failing to report to the Commission that the EKO Sensible Eco Living Trash Cans sold by Costco contained a defect that created an unreasonable risk of serious injury.
Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) published in the Federal Register its Final Order placing FDA-approved cannabidiol drug products (CBD) containing no more than 0.1 percent tetrahydrocannabinols in schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act.
US Customs and Border Protection’s Executive Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations, Todd Owen, recently spoke with Politico and confirmed that CBP will continue to apply long-standing US federal laws and regulations that treat marijuana as a banned substance at the US border.
The association between the alcohol beverage and cannabis industries continues to grow. Dan O'Neill, a former CEO of Molson Brewery and past senior executive at Campbell Soup Company and H.J. Heinz, has recently joined the board of CannaRoyalty.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-derived drug, Epidiolex®, for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy.
Polaris Industries Inc. has agreed to pay a $27.25 million civil penalty to settle charges, the largest CPSC has ever imposed on one company.
The FTC announced a proposed settlement of another "Made in USA" enforcement action, and in response, an industry trade association requested policy changes.
Proposition 65 requires that businesses with 10 or more employees provide a clear and reasonable warning to California consumers before knowingly and intentionally exposing them to any chemical on a list of more than 900 chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Though not a national holiday, it is significant that the designation of the first Friday in October as "Manufacturing Day" resulted from bi-partisan resolutions in both houses of Congress as recognition of the contribution that US manufacturing makes to the economy.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced a series of reforms to the procedures of the Bureau of Consumer Protection that are intended to streamline information requests and improve transparency in Commission investigations.
President Trump signed a Proclamation declaring the first "Made in America Day" on July 17, 2017, and the first "Made in America Week" from July 16 to 22, 2017, with the intent of recognizing the contributions of American workers and job creators.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that four companies marketing paint products agreed to settle charges they deceptively promoted their paints as containing zero volatile organic compounds or being emission-free, including during and immediately after application.
The CPSC also alleged that Kawasaki knowingly made a material misrepresentation to CPSC staff by underreporting the number of incidents associated with one of the ROV models and failing to report any incidents regarding two others.
FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors held a Public Meeting last week to provide interested parties with a summary of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation’s upcoming annual meeting.