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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Trial begins for student disfigured by science experiment gone wrong
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:28:08 -0400
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"Trial begins for student disfigured by science experiment gone wrong", NY Post June 10, 2019: 

Suing for $27 million dollars. Hope he gets every penny because record jury awards can often achieve what regulations and public education efforts can not.

A good example of that is how IKEA has finally redesigned its dressers:  It's had an effect on the entire industry which is now under pressure to update their voluntary standards.

Getting a little off-topic, it's worth noting that the CPSC was going to issue rules that would create enforceable standards for furniture tip-over, but, gee, what a surprise, their 2019 operating plan now says they will instead "continue to work with ASTM voluntary standards committees on the applicable tip-over-related standards and will collaborate with external partners to conduct research, data analysis, and technical work to evaluate the voluntary standard as well as inform rulemaking as appropriate." (seee page 16).  More study is needed, yeah, right.

Rob Toreki

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