'Not For Children's Use' May No Longer Be Sufficient

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT) -- As Freudians would incontrovertibly point out, children have a tendency to put objects in their mouths. Though this precept is widely acknowledged and even emphasized by product safety labels warning parents to keep potentially dangerous objects out of a child’s reach, a recent regulatory push indicates that government officials may believe that such warnings are no longer sufficient.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to develop a new federal standard for magnet sets, finding that the product’s label may...
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