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Class is in - Big steps for education about standardization

by Daniele Gerundino on 31 August 2012

ISO-KATS regional workshop
ISO recognizes the fundamental contribution education can make to standardization. Universities and other educational institutions have a key role to play:

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Can you spot a fake? ISO standard to expose "€œknock-offs"

by Maria Lazarte on 5 September 2012

 

From vital medicines to sophisticated airplane parts, failure to identify counterfeit products can result in serious harm to users. A new ISO standard will make it easier to expose fakes, everywhere in the world. ISO 12931:2012, Performance criteria for authentication solutions used to combat counterfeiting of material goods,

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UL CONSUMER ADVICE: Product safety tips from

 

Extension cords

If a power tool is drawing more current than an extension cord can carry, it may cause the cord and tool to overheat and create a fire. Before using any extension cord to help power an electrical tool or appliance, the safety professionals at UL encourage consumers to consider three important questions:

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APEC region trade still outperforms world

Issued by the APEC Policy Support Unit -

Trade in the APEC region continues to outperform the rest of the world, weathering global economic uncertainty, according to new APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU) research that was presented to APEC Ministers during their meeting in Vladivostok on Thursday.

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HealthDay Reporter US: So-called button batteries can cause choking

So-called button batteries can cause choking and death, report warns
August 30, 2012 ; By Steven Reinberg - HealthDay Reporter

As the use of small button batteries has become more widespread to power devices such as toys, watches and hearing aids, more young children have swallowed them, resulting in choking and even deaths, a new U.S. report says. From 1997 to 2010, as many as 40,000 children under 13 years old have been treated in emergency rooms

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About APEC PSIISS

 

With the onset of globalization and the increasing movement of goods from one country to another within various regions through complex supply chains, it is difficult to assess how products are used and what risks they pose to consumers in different environments, cultures, weather/climates, languages and regulatory settings. Often safety incidents go unreported until they affect the health and safety of a large population of consumers or vulnerable groups.

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