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Christopher David Hinderliter

Christopher Hinderliter’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • Third Party Testing and Certification of Children's Toys

    In July 2011 the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new third party testing and certification requirements to help ensure the safety of childrens toys.The requirements will be enforced for all toys manufactured or imported after ...

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  • Flammability Requirements for Children's Sleepwear

    The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has enforced flammability requirements for childrens sleepwear since at least 2001. These requirements are intended to protect children from burns. They require sleepwear between sizes 9 months and 14 to be flame resistant and...

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  • School Buses Without Seatbelts

    Is it really safe to not provide seat belts for people, especially children, riding on school buses? There have been numerous lawsuits across the country over the past 20 years that have successfully showed that it is unsafe to not have seat belts on school buses. Yet, the vast m...

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  • Avoid Signing Binding Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses

    Agreeing to pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration without knowing it is an increasing danger in all types of transactions.Most notably it is very common in the contracts that most of us have signed with our wireless telephone/data service providers such as Verizon and ATT.A r...

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  • Distorted Perceptions of Civil Justice System

    Its probably fair to say that opinions are affected, to some extent or another, by the things people read. Opinions change based upon what information is available and how it is presented. In the past, the media has been criticized for distorting the publics perception of the civ...

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  • Dangerous Lead Levels in Childrens' Toys

    The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) recently announced a recall of about 75,000 American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads Ribbon Bracelets kits. These kits were manufactured in China, distributed by EKSuccess Brands, and sold at Michaels Stores and other re...

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  • Dangers of Second Hand Products

    It can be extremely dangerous to accept a product second-hand, especially when the particular product will be regularly used by a young child. There are several reasons why this is true. One reason is that you may not get recall alerts from the manufacturer if you were not the or...

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  • Who is Driving

    Whether you are traveling on a bus, traveling in a van with a tour group or just sitting in the front passenger seat while a friend drives, you could possibly be in danger. Unbeknownst to you, the driver might be untrained, fatigued, medicated or just plain incompetent. You shoul...

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  • Carbon Monoxide Dangers – Remote Car Starters

    The dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are generally well known. This colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas is slightly lighter than air and extremely toxic for humans. It is one of the most common types of fatal gas poisonings. Exposure to 2000 parts CO per million parts...

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  • Safe Sidewalks

    Sidewalks exist in cities and towns everywhere. These sidewalks are intended to be used by pedestrians, and people have a right to be safe and walk on properly maintained sidewalks. One big problem with sidewalks is that property owners often ignore their obligation to properly m...

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