Consumer Product Safety

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<FY2012>

(2012/11/22)
Prevention of winter accidents involving electric kotatsu, electric carpets, and hot water bags
(2012/10/18)
Prevention of accidents involving power cords and wiring appliances
(2012/10/18)
Prevention of accidents involving kerosene heaters
(2012/09/20)
Prevention of accidents involving children at home
(2012/08/23)
Prevention of accidents involving care beds etc. at the site of care
(2012/07/19)
Prevention of accidents involving lighting equipment
(2012/07/19)
Prevention of accidents involving batteries
(2012/06/21)
Prevention of accidents involving air conditioners and electric fans
(2012/05/24)
Prevention of accidents involving dryers and dehumidifiers
(2012/04/19)
Prevention of accidents involving microwaves and products used in combination with microwaves

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<FY2011>

(2012/03/22)
Prevention of accidents involving ladders, stepladders, etc.
(2012/02/23)
Prevention of accidents involving snowplows
(2012/02/23)
Prevention of accidents involving electric kotatsu, hot water bags, etc.
(2012/01/26)
Prevention of accidents involving heating appliances
(2012/01/26)
Prevention of accidents involving gas stoves etc.
(2011/12/08)
Preventing Bicycle Accidents (Promoting Consumer Awareness)
(2011/11/10)
Preventing Accidents Involving Snow Plows
(2011/10/20)
Preventing Accidents Involving Heaters
(2011/09/22)
Preventing Accidents Involving Children Playing with Lighters
(2011/08/25)
Preventing Accidents Involving Induction Cooking Stoves
(2011/07/21)
Preventing Accidents Involving Portable Gas Cartridge Stoves
(2011/06/23)
Preventing Accidents Involving Air Conditioners
(2011/05/26)
Preventing Fires Involving Electric Fans
(2011/04/28)
Preventing Product Accidents during the Post-disaster Recovery Period

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<FY2010>

(2011/02/17)
Preventing Accidents Caused by Improper Use of Cords and Power Distribution Adaptors
(2011/01/20)
Preventing Clothing Ignition Accidents
(2010/12/16)
Preventing Accidents Involving Kotatsu Heaters
(2010/11/25)
Preventing Accidents Involving Electric Heaters
(2010/10/28)
Preventing Accidents Involving Kerosene Bath Boilers, Kerosene Water Heaters and Dual fuel Heaterss
(2010/09/16)
Preventing Accidents Involving Spray Cans
(2010/08/26)
Prevention of accidents due to improper use of gas cocks, their connecting tools and relatives
(2010/08/09)
Prevention of accidents due to aging deterioration of fans and air conditioners (Re-promotion of consumer' awareness)
(2010/07/22)
Prevention of accidents due to electric wheel chairs with handles
(2010/07/09)
Notice of conclusion of the agreement on cooperation for product safety activities between NITE and Bic Camera Incorporated
(2010/06/17)
Prevention of fire accidents with fans and vent fans due to aging deterioration and etc.
(2010/05/11)
Prevention of fire accidents with grills of gas cooking stoves
(2010/04/13)
Prevention of accidents with lighters

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<FY2009>

(2010/03/31)
Release of Accidents Arising from Improper Use or Human Error"
(2010/03/31)
Release of "The cause discovery manual 2010 for fire accidents with home electric appliances"
(2010/02/24)
Prevention of accidents with portable gas stoves
(2010/02/09)
Prevention of accidents due to disconnected power cords
(2009/12/16)
Prevention of accidents with heating appliances
(2009/11/26)
Prevention of "low temperature burn injuries"
(2009/10/14)
Prevention of accidents with bicycles
(2009/09/03)
Prevention of sudden boiling (bumping) accidents during cooking
(2009/07/29)
About washable pet bottle caps with straws
(2009/07/29)
Prevention of accidents due to IH stoves (electromagnetic cookers) and gas cooking stoves
(2009/06/24)
Prevention of accidents due to aging deterioration of CRT-based TVs

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<FY2008>

(2009/03/31)
Prevention of accidents with products of aging deterioration(For promoting consumers' awareness)
(2009/02/13)
Prevention of accidents with halogen heaters (electric heaters)
(2008/12/18)
Prevention of accidents related to products for winter use
(2008/11/19)
Prevention of fire involving Electric Cooking Stoves with protruding switch knobs
(2008/10/07)
Prevention of explosion accidents involving Portable Cooking Stoves
(2008/08/25)
Joint Product Safety Program for working people with Japan Housewives' Association
(2008/07/10)
Survey report on Colored Contact Lenses for non-vision-correction-purpose
(2008/04/23)
Survey Report on Sandal Entrapment Accidents in Escalators
(2008/04/07)
Release of Product Safety Handbook for consumers
(2008/04/04)
Release of Mobility Scooters Safety Study Results

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<FY2007>

(2008/03/12)
Alert: Halogen heaters imported and distributed by Daio International Japan
(2008/02/27)
Launch of the Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety
(2007/12/04)
FY2006 Accident Information Report
(2007/11/22)
Alert: Charcoal Briquettes Kotatsu and Kerosene Water Heater Recalls
(2007/11/21)
Alert: To avoid hazards related to Electric Heaters
(2007/11/19)
Update of Recall/Company Announcement information database
(2007/10/29)
Product Safety Seminar jointly hosted with METI
(2007/09/06)
Alert: Sandals can pose a danger on escalators
(2007/06/18)
Alert: Halogen heaters imported and distributed by BAN-YU and Self-ignition hazard by Waste Cloth infiltrated with Coating Material

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<FY2006>

(2007/02/06)
Results of Microwavable Foot Warmers Test
(2006/12/15)
Alert: Ignition of Electric (Halogen) Heaters
(2006/12/13)
Alert: Skin Entrapment with Swimming Trunks
(2006/12/13)
Alert: Desk Pad may pose Skin Lesion Hazard
(2006/11/30)
New Partnership with CPSC
(2006/11/21)
FY2005 Accident Information Report
(2006/11/15)
Alert: Fire and other hazards relating to Remote Controlled Electric Heaters
(2006/07/04)
Accident cause investigation for Matsushita's FF Kerosene Heaters

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