Food / Product Safety
CFC supports stronger enforcement of food and product safety standards, country of origin labeling, and trade agreements that protect consumers, workers and the environment.
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Update: New flame retardant standard public hearing
March 27th, 2013
California regulators held a public hearing on March 26 to mark the end of a comment period for updating their 38-year old furniture flammability regulation, TB 117, that has been the focus of scientists, firefighters, health advocates and consumers worldwide.
CFC-supported auto body repair regulations approved
January 7th, 2013
The regulations were sought by CFC and other groups to protect consumers from physical and financial harm caused by defective or inferior aftermarket parts and to enhance insurer accountability in the claims process.
Big Breakthrough in Toxic Furniture
June 19th, 2012
After five years of resistance from chemical manufacturers, we scored a breakthrough in the fight to remove toxics from furniture sold in California.
Take Toxics Out of Our Furniture
Californians are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in our homes, thanks to a 37-year-old state furniture regulation. While the regulation never served its intended goal of reducing fires in our homes, its legacy of toxic harm lives on.
CFC Opposes SB 990 (Vargas) - Used Car Safety - DEFEATED
Because private data providers are not subject to regulation like the NMVTIS is, this bill opens the door for inaccurate information to be provided to consumers with impunity. SB 990 will be categorically unsafe for consumers.
CFC Supports SB 901 (Steinberg) - Vehicle Retirement Program
High-polluting vehicles emit more than 50 percent of the vehicle pollution, being a significant contributor to the smog that exists in our cities. SB 901 (Steinberg) will help reduce smog, stimulate auto sales, and provide critical assistance to consumers.
SB 147 Fact Sheet - The Consumer Choice Fire Protection Act
Halogenated fire retardants have been linked to endocrine disruption, neurological and developmental impairments, cancer, reduced IQ, learning disabilities such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, infertility, and a host of other health disorders.
Did the state kill my cat?
by Arlene Blum
, Los Angeles Times
October 17th, 2008
San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Mark Leno's AB 706, a bill that sought to remove toxic fire retardants from California furniture and maintain fire safety, was just voted down by the state Senate. Manufacturers of fire retardants -- Chemtura Corp., Albemarle Corp. and Israel Chemicals Ltd. -- spent millions on lobbying to stop it.
SB 1313 (Corbett) Fact Sheet
by Senator Ellen Corbett
July 2nd, 2008
Food packaging with certain grease-proof coatings contains compounds that break down into toxic chemicals...SB 1313 prohibits the use of food packaging materials that contain these toxic chemicals and new toxic alternatives that could replace them.
Cars sold with unfixed recalls?
by Jeff Rossen
, Today Show
March 7th, 2013
Buying a used car can be a great money saver, but in a hidden-camera investigation, Jeff Rossen with NBC discovered some dealers are selling cars that may have dangerous safety flaws.
We need toxic-free fire safety now!
February 8th, 2013
New regulations to remove toxic chemicals from furniture have been released - let's show regulators and Gov Brown that Californians support a modern, scientific standard that puts health first!
Help us ensure food and product safety!