Product Safety

The Law and Policy of Product Obsolescence

The Law and Policy of Product Obsolescence

Policymakers should address the constant turnover of products which leads to mass consumerism.

Formaldehyde Lurks in Hair Products Despite FDA Warning

Formaldehyde Lurks in Hair Products Despite FDA Warning

FDA warns consumers to protect themselves from a known carcinogen in hair smoothing products.

Does Cosmetics Regulation Need a Makeover?

Does Cosmetics Regulation Need a Makeover?

Scholars reflect on the need for stronger regulatory oversight of cosmetics in the United States.

Strengthening Accountability for Aviation Safety

Strengthening Accountability for Aviation Safety

Requiring airplane manufacturing CEOs to certify airplane safety could prevent tragedies.

Improving Regulatory Analysis at Independent Agencies

Improving Regulatory Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should adopt four key analytical standards.

Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Following certain procedural steps will strengthen independent agencies’ rulemaking processes.

3D Printers Bring Regulation into the Living Room

3D Printers Bring Regulation into the Living Room

Scholars contemplate the health and safety risks of home manufacturing.

The Case Against FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

The Case Against FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

Scholar argues against proposal to regulate lab-developed tests as medical devices.

The Case for FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

The Case for FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

Scholar argues in favor of proposal to regulate lab-developed tests as medical devices.

NHTSA Proposes Rule to Curb Substandard Motorcycle Helmets

NHTSA Proposes Rule to Curb Substandard Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcyclists and law enforcement officials disagree over the necessity of proposed changes to helmet standards.

The Challenge of Keeping Hazardous Consumer Products Off the Market

The Challenge of Keeping Hazardous Consumer Products Off the Market

New audit report highlights Consumer Product Safety Commission’s struggle to respond to emerging risks.