An Abbreviated Alternatives Assessment Process for Product Designers
An abbreviated alternatives assessment process for product designers: a children’s furniture manufacturing case study Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 464-476 Kathryn H. WinnebeckFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-464-476.pdf
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File Synopsis: The safety of children’s products has come under increased scrutiny due to the prevalence of product recalls caused by products not meeting requirements for lead and other toxic material content requirements set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In response, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law in August 2008 and went into effect February 10, 2009. The Act places more stringent lead content restrictions and for the first time restricts certain phthalate content in products and articles intended for children under the age of twelve, including cribs, to 0.1%. Download file...