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1 ME4214 Design for Product Safety An Overview Dr. David Yuen Department of Mechanical Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2 Unsafe product will be recalled Children’s Loungewear Recalled by Warm Biscuit Bedding Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards Description: This recall involves loungewear sets for children described as “Lounge-Around- the-Housewear”, “Lounge-About-Housewear” or “Short sets.” The garments were sold in a variety of styles, colors and printed fabrics. They were sold in sizes S (1-2 yr), M (2-3 yr), L (3-4 yr), XL (4-5 yr), 6 yr, 7 yr and 8 yr. All of the garments have a label on the inside that says: "These garments do NOT comply with the Federal Flammability Standards and therefore are not suitable for sleepwear". The style numbers are 301101, 301102 and 301103 and are located on the packaging. Sold by: Warm Biscuit Bedding catalogs and Web site from January 2000 through March 2009 for between $39 and $45. Manufactured in: China and United States Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Warm Biscuit Bedding at (800) 231-4231 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.warmbiscuit.com. Consumers also can write to: Warm Biscuit Bedding Company, 140 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038. 3 Product Recalls 2007 – Year of the Recall 448 Recalls (US) 231, or 52%, were for children’s products: 3 - Furniture 29 - Nursery 5 – Other 32 – Clothing 9 – Art Supplies 34 – Jewelry 15 – Sporting Goods 104 – Toys 4 US Product Recalls 2001 - 2007 22,992,667 55% 118 214 2001 11,155,631 43% 90 210 2002 6,140,691 30% 66 214 2003 156,169,990 * 31% 87 277 2004 27,891,188 37% 123 329 2005 18,967,210 35% 111 318 2006 46,562,901 52% 231 448 2007 Units of Recalled Children’s Products % Children’s Product Recalls Total Children’s Product Recalls Total Recalls Year * Includes 1 recall of 150 Million units
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5 6 7 8 Everyone wants Safe Products… Copyright © 2008 Underwriters Laboratories Inc.®
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9 Everyone wants a Safety System that delivers... …and evolves to improve detected weaknesses and overcome new challenges Copyright © 2008 Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® 10 Producers shall place on the market only safe products.” 11 Who is the “producer”? “Any real or legal person who produces, manufactures, reconditions the product or presents himself as the producer by affixing to the product his name, trade mark or other distinctive mark; when the producer is established abroad, the authorized representative and/or the importer; and also other real or legal persons in the supply chain, insofar as their activities may affect the safety properties of a product placed on the market.” 12 Safe products? A safe product is: A product which ensures a high level of protection in respect of the essential requirements, taking into account; the characteristics of the product, including its composition, packaging, instructions for assembly and maintenance; the effects it will have on other products, where its use with other products is foreseen; the instructions concerning its placing on the market, labelling, use and disposal and other information provided by the producer, the categories of consumers at risk using the product.
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