Consumer Product Safety

NITE Product Safety PR magazine, "Life and Safety Journal"

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"Life and Safety Journal" is a PR magazine of NITE designed to provide comprehensive information on product safety.
NITE expects this magazine to help various types of readers; businesses with risk assessment techniques for product development, research institutions with product safety studies and PL centers with conflict solutions; and consequently to contribute to providing consumers with safer products and a secure and safe life.

Vol.11 (May 2011) [PDF:4,72KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.11
Feature: How to Deal with Human Error
  • Checking the NITE Database — Aging deterioration
  • Reducing Human Error — From the viewpoint of organizational failures based on the protective barrier model
  • Physical and mental loads and stresses on machine operators
  • Product Safety and Human Error
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • Accident trends (April to December 2010)
  • Company announcements and Recalls (August 2010 to January 2011)
Safety Research
  • Aging Deterioration and Product Safety - Estimating and accounting for aging deterioration at the development and design stage (no. 2)
  • Analysis of statements on product safety in the government curriculum guidelines for junior high schools (technology and home economics) and explanations released in 2008
  • Tentative plan for sharing risk information across the whole of society
Column
  • Product Safety News ― Providing Idea Information to Promote Consumer Awareness
  • Accident data in figures "186"

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Vol.10 (November 2010) [PDF:6.67KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.10
Feature: How to Deal with Human Error
  • Checking the NITE Database — Aging deterioration
  • Safe designs to prevent aging deterioration
  • Activities involving aging deterioration of facilities
  • Hitachi's measures for home electrical appliances
  • Aging deterioration accidents
NITE's Safety viewpoin
  • Product accident trends (April to December 2009)
  • Company announcements and Recalls (February to July 2010)
Safety Research
  • Aging Deterioration and Product Safety — Estimating and accounting for aging deterioration at the development and design stage (No. 1)
  • Analysis of statements on product safety in the government curriculum guidelines for elementary schools (home economics) and explanations released in 2008
  • Product safety and invisible deterioration
Column
  • Product Safety News — Recommendations for borrowing
  • Accident data in figures "30,351"

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Vol.9  (May 2010) [PDF:5.2KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.9
Special Feature: Problems on "Companies recall announcements"
  • Companies recall announcements - seen in the NITE database
  •  Recalls as compliance to the regulations and recalls as voluntary efforts
  • About items which must be listed in companies recall announcements of consumer products of JIS S 0104 and how to create them
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • Accident trends according to the FY2008 Accident Data Collection System
  • Company announcements and recall information (June 2009-January 2010)
  • About case examples of incidents with products by corruption of plastics
Safety study
  • Rolls and functions of companies' recall announcements, and quality risk management
  • Analyses on descriptions in learning contents of "Systemic sheet of consumers education (safety)" and textbooks regarding product safety
Column
  • Product Safety Letter—
dialogs with consumers through companie's recall announcements
  • Accident data in figures "768"

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Vol.8 (Novemver 2009) [PDF:5.55KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.8
Special Feature: Verifying incidents of home electric appliances"
  • Incidents of home electric appliances - seen in the NITE database
  • Summary of the safety inspection system for products for long-term use under the Consumer Products Safety Act and the Electrical Appliances and Material Safety Act, and response by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers'Association (JEMA)
  • For safety and security of electrical products
  • The methods of clearing causes of incidents of ignition and burning
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • Accident trends according to the FY2008 Accident Data Collection System
  • Company announcements and recall information (January-May 2009)
Safety study
  • Introduction of safety design— final lesson: How to operate safety designs
Citizen perspectives
  • Improvement and rolls of safety conscious required to consumers for safety of electrical products
Column
  • Product Safety Letter—Breaking down the walls in communications
  • Accident data in figures "82%"

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Vol.7 (January 2009) [PDF:6,19KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.7
Special Feature: Accidents and safety of vehicles
  • Accidents and safety of vehicles?seen in the NITE database
  • Toward security of bicycle products
  • For safety use of electric assistant bicycles
  • Stress analysis by finite element method
  • The safety investigation results of NITE on electric wheelchairs with handle
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • The collected accident data of the NITE results in FY 2007
  • Company announcements and recall information (April 2007-March 2008)
  • Researches and developments of R-Map (Risk Map) —Analyzing risks of the NITE receipted accident data experimentally.
  • Summary of the NITE's investigation result report (product safety test) on sandal entrapment accidents on escalators
  • About the investigation report (summary) of NITE on colored contact lenses for non-vision corrective purpose
  • Accident data in figures "20,000"
Safety study
  • Introduction of safety design—Part 3: Conducting safety designs
Product Liability study
  • Accidents reveal about many things
Respective approaches of the winners of the Best Contributors
Column etc.

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Vol.6 (March 2008) [PDF:10,21MB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.6
Special feature Product safety changes
  • Changes seen in the collected accident information of NITE before and after the revision of Consumer Product Safety
  • Administrative practices to establish a safe and secure society
  • FF kerosene heater
  • Update of the revised Consumer Product Safety Law
  • FY2007 product safety excellence award
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • Accident trends according to the FY2006 Accident Information Collection System
  • Company announcements and recall information (Apr-Dec 2007)
  • Report - 2007 NITE Results Announcement meeting
  • (From the meeting) Accidental fire case involving electric cooking stove
  • Secure and safe use of chemical substances with appropriate controls
Safety study
  • Introduction to safe design Vol.2: Removing potential problems on-site
Citizen perspectives
  • Product safety issues from the viewpoint of consumers
Product Liability study
  • Accidents reveal about many things
Column
  • Accident information in figures "354 "

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Vol.5 (September 2007) [PDF:6,08KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.6
Special feature Considering accidents involving children, the aged or the disabled
  • Findings from NITE database concerning product accidents involving children, the aged and the disabled
  • Current status of product safety for children and the elderly in the US and Europe
  • Accident information collection and analysis utilizing the injury surveillance system
  • Measures for securing toy safety and current status
  • Usability for aged people from a viewpoint of cognitive science
  • Manufacture considering the elderly and people with disabilities Guidance by JIS Z8071 and ISO/IEC guide 71
  • Accidents in residences of elderly people - Fatal bathroom case
  • Sample cases and countermeasures for product related accidents involving children and elderly people
  • Rulemaking for a secure and safe society - The approach taken by the Standardization center
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • Accident trends according to the FY2006 Accident Information Collection System
  • Accident Information Collection System - Current status and investigation results (4th quarter, FY2006)
  • Accident trends (4th quarter, FY2006)
  • Company announcement and recall information (4th quarter, FY2006)
Safety study
  • Introduction to safe design Vol.1: Basic points of safe design
Citizen perspectives
  • Product accident - Yelling at manufacturers (From the PL ombudsman meeting 2007 debrief session)
Column
  • Instruction manuals for the elderly

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Vol.4 (May 2007) [PDF:6,04KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.4
Special feature Revised Consumer Product Safety Law
  • Major Changes
  • Q&A
  • 34 years of the Consumer Product Safety Law
NITE's Safety viewpoint
  • Accident information collection system - current status and the investigation results (2nd and 3rd quarter, FY2006)
  • Accident trends (2nd and 3rd quarter, FY2006)
  • Foreign affairs
  • Company announcement and recall information (2nd and 3rd quarter, FY2006)
Citizen perspectives
  • Considering recall campaigns of consumer products
Column
  • Creating user-friendly manuals

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Vol.3 (November 2006) [PDF:3.74KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.3
Special feature Examining accidents involving combustion appliances
  • Verification of accident
  • Accidental fire from deep-frying and human behavior / psychology
  • Establishing system of providing safety and satisfaction through maintenance and repair
  • Securing safety of kerosene combustion appliances
  • Domestic gas alarms
NITE safety viewpoint
  • Accident Information Collection System - Product accident trends in FY2005
  • Current status and the investigation results (1st quarter, FY2006)
  • Product accident trends (1st quarter, FY2006)
  • Company announcement information
  • Accidents involving products which are exempt from the NITE Accident Information Collection Syst
  • NITE Human Characteristics Database and manufacturing safe products
  • Product safety and on-the-spot inspections under the 4 product safety laws
Safety study
  • Visionary leaders in the Meiji Era who envisaged a secure and safe society
Citizen perspectives
  • Why? - Product related Accidents continue
Product Liability study
  • PL practice and Product Safety - Establishing a social System to secure Product Safety

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Vol.2 (July 2006) [PDF:4.11KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.2
Special feature Reviewing improper use
  • Accidents arising From improper use and human factors
  • Product Liability Law and misuse
  • The misuse Prevention Symposium hosted by NITE
NITE safety viewpoint
  • Accident Information Collection System - Current status and the investigation results (4th quarter, FY2005)
  • Product accident trends (4th quarter, FY2005)
  • Company announcement information
  • Accidents involving products which are exempt From the NITE Accident Information Collection System
  • Survey on the status of actual usage with failures of electrical plugs and outlets
Activities of businesses
  • Battery Safety efforts via PR activities
  • Efforts for Safety of Domestic medical equipment
Safety study
  • Product safety and human life engineering
  • Japan's first "system safety" major
Living perspective
  • From the Product testing laboratory
Product Liability study
  • Accidents and conflict resolution

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Vol.1 (April 2006) [PDF:530KB]Japanese onlyLife and Safety Journal Vol.1
Special feature Reviewing improper use
  • Accidents arising From improper use and human factors
Expectation for product safety PR magazine
NITE safety viewpoint
  • "Life and Safety Journal" takes off
  • Factors causing combustion appliance related accidents - Accident trend analysis in relation to the involved parts and duration of use (FY2000 - 2003)
  • Accident information collection system - current status and the investigation result (3rd quarter, FY2005)
Activities of businesses
  • Measures taken by the Association for electric Home appliances to secure product safety
  • Efforts to secure Safety of gas kerosene appliances (Anti-overheating device of gas cooking stove)
  • Promoting snowplow Safety
  • Sharing the idea of "secure and safe" so as not to forget accidents that have occurred
  • Disclosure of accident information to prevent occurrence or recurrence
Safety study
  • Methods of design to prevent improper use of consumer products
  • Expectation for product safety PR magazine - taking countermeasures openly against hidden hazards
Consumers' say
  • Preventing Product related accidents from occurring or to spread utilizing product safety information
  • Awaiting the arrival of a Pr magazine to prevent Accidents From occurring or spreading
  • Eyes fixed on 3 key elements: Reduced effect on the environment, the elderly, and global considerations
Product Liability study
  • Actively Promoting Consumer enlightenment activities against improper use of Consumer products through conflict resolution work
Product safety calendar
If you have a product related accident

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