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CPSC Engineered Wood Determinations

CPSC Issues Engineered Wood Determination

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a Final Rule in the Federal Register exempting engineered wood products from third party lead, ASTM F963 heavy metals, and phthalates testing. The determination is effective July 23, 2018. euroSource and the Handmade Toy Alliance listed this determination among our priorities on September 13, 2012. euroSource continued to push for this determination including in comments to the CPSC regarding reducing regulatory burdens (PDF) in September 2017. So it is with pleasure, and relief, that we greet this news after nearly six years!


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How Amazon Damages Premium Brands

Without dispute, Amazon has built and operates an attractive platform optimized for selling just about anything. And, that platform is incredibly effective, gathering more than 50% of initial searches for prospective buyers. That’s a hard statistic to ignore. Only a few years ago, Google was king of product search and it was the primary way […]


Piazza Montaa in Carona Switzerland, a starting place for exploring.

Novel Outdoor Art in Carona, Switzerland

The small village of Carona in the canton of Ticino Switzerland is home to an enjoyable outdoor art exhibit during the summer of 2017. Carona IMMAGINA is a photography exhibition organized by Galleria LaLoggia in Carona. There are three pathways within the exhibit which serves a secondary purpose (intended or not) of enticing visitors through the […]