Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Mintz Levin appeals CPSC for more efficient lab testing practices
Mintz Levin appeals CPSC for more efficient lab testing practices
Jul '09
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. announced that it filed a petition on behalf of Intertek and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to formally request that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approve more sensible lab testing procedures.

Intertek and AAFA have asked the CPSC to recognize, as acceptable under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, specific test methods that will determine the presence of lead paint in toys and other children's products. If approved, these new testing procedures would result in the destruction of far fewer samples and would save manufacturers millions of dollars without compromising test reliability.

Under its regulations, the CPSC has a "reasonable time" to act on this Petition, and the Petitioners have also requested a public hearing to discuss these proposals.

The text of the Petition to the CPSC:


Must ReadView All

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing at the Texprocil Annual Export Awards. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

Govt to extend special package to home textiles segment

The Central government is likely to extend the recently approved Rs...

Reebok Liquid Speed Grey. Courtesy: Business Wire

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Oct 2016

Reebok’s Liquid Factory brings sneaker creation to US

Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry, has brought sneaker ...

Courtesy: GHCL

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

GHCL to invest Rs 67.25 crore in textile division

Chemicals and textiles firm GHCL will invest Rs 67.25 crore in its...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search