Product safety: who’s watching?4 min read 18 Aug 2011, 09:46 PM IST
Product safety: who’s watching?
• A company called CVS Pharmacy Inc. of the US is going to pay $45,000 for failing to report that it had sold children’s hooded jackets with drawstrings at the neck from mid-2008 to January 2009. In March 2009, these jackets were recalled and in addition, now, a penalty has been levied. Product safety guidelines in the US requires children’s jackets, sweatshirts and other “upper-outerwear" to have buttons or Velcro and not drawstrings to prevent accidents due to strangulation or entanglement.
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