If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

September 18, 2009 -

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has informed replicators and disc manufacturers on the steps they may need to take in order to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

The act calls for “children’s products” to undergo testing for lead and “children’s toys” to be tested for phthalates (industrial compounds). According to Home Media Magazine, the EMA has asked for an exemption for physical media, but the broad scope of the act appears to have left many questions on both sides of the fence as to what exactly needs to be tested.

Previous testing by Cinram, Arvato Digital Services, Technicolor and The Walt Disney Co. have shown “neither lead nor phthalates appear in significant levels in home entertainment products.”

Sean Bersell, EMA Vice President of Public Affairs, commented on the confusion:

There’s a lot of uncertainty out there. As the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) starts to provide more guidance … some of these issues will resolve themselves.


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Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

How exactly does one pronounce "phthalates"?  I think the guy in charge of naming compounds accidentally sneezed while he was coming up with that'n.

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

I would imagine that disc production does not vary much from location to location. There might be some differences in the materials used to print on the discs.

 

I would think that if they test a few and they're fine, there would be no need for routine testing.

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

I was just reading about this law on CNN. Apparently, given the way the law is worded, it applies to individual sellers as well.

For example, if you decide not to send back your kids Easy Bake Oven during a safety recall and then try to sell it at a yard sale you could be hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Thank god I don't do yard sells then.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Because kids are going to be putting DVDs into their mouths? 

I guess if they're testing everything, they really have to test EVERYTHING.

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

What about lead in a kid's pencil?

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

You chastise me for misspelling "likelihood," and throw out this retarded crap?  Oh, wow.

I wanna go farther, but it would be too easy.

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Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Obviously, you've never heard of the expression "lead in the pencil" used with reference to the erectile function of the male genitalia. Nor have you heard of anyone being "flippant" when posting a comment. Matter of fact, I suspect there's any number of things of which you've simply never heard. That's what makes ignorant people ignorant.  

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Nice try, but no dice.

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Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

No dice, why not? Because you're prepared, as is your habit, to argue against common knowledge*, or because you, with your world-renowned skills of clairvoyance, can read my mind better than I can and, thus, are prepared to tell me what I was thinking when I posted? Which one is it, monkey-boy?
 
 
 
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* "put lead in one's pencil" (idiom) - enhance or restore sexual vigor, as in "Try one of these hot peppers; that'll put lead in your pencil." This phrase, a euphemism for causing an erection, is considered far more vulgar than the contemporary synonym "put hair on one's chest," alluding to a secondary male sex characteristic. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
 
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 
 

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

I'm merely using your own verbal argument techniques against you.  You said something retarded and I called you on it.  Your bullshit excuses won't cut it.

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Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Again, I ask you: Which part of what you call my "bullshit excuse" is bullshit? The use of the idiom or my state of mind? Or are you merely and once again using your oft-employed technique of proving that "it must be so" by simply saying "it must be so" with nothing more said? Is it bullshit simply because you say it's bullshit? 

And just so you're aware, the difference between you saying something retarded and me calling you on it and whatever it is you're now feebly attempting to do is that you always say something retarded. I didn't. I happen to be fully aware that the substance found in a modern pencil isn't lead but, rather, is graphite. Let me spell it for you: f-l-i-p-p-a-n-t.

I, unlike you, didn't acquire what knowledge I have sitting at the feet of Sarah Palin.   

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Now now, settle down, children.

Re: If Necessary, EMA Preparing for Media Testing

Far as I know, pencils haven't used lead in a long time.  It's all graphite these days.

 

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