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Archive of posts filed under the Health, Safety and Liability category.

EU Fines Colluding Optical Disc Drive Companies €116 Million

The European Commission announced that it has fined eight optical disc drive companies a total of €116 million for breaching antitrust rules.

EU Drops NEC Optical Disc Drive Investigation

NEC Corporation announced that the European Commission is abandoning its antitrust investigation of the company with regard to its involvement in the optical disc drive business.

Do 3D Movies Make You Sick?

A study published in the July 2012 issue of Optometry and Vision Science suggests that watching 3D movies can cause visual symptoms and even result in motion sickness for some viewers.

Cinram Fined After Worker Injured

The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced that Cinram International was fined $55,000 for violating the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured at the company’s facility in Scarborough.

UL Issues Polaroid LCD TV Warning

UL announced it is notifying consumers and retailers that a Polaroid 32″-inch LCD television with DVD player (model TDX-03211C) manufactured by the Proview Electronics Company bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada.

3D@Home Publishes 3D Vision and Eye Health Report

The 3D@Home Consortium announced that it has released a new public health report entitled 3D in the Classroom: See Well, Learn Well, which was authored by the American Optometric Association.

FDA Registers Hie Electronics Blu-ray TeraStack

Hie Electronics announced that its Blu-ray Disc (BD)-based TeraStack Solution has received medical device data system registration from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Avoiding Computer Vision Syndrome

The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced recommendations to help students avoid eye and related discomfort when using 3D and other digital devices in the classroom.

ESA Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling on Violent Video Games

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced it welcomes the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against a California law that restricts the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.

NAD Sues Netflix Over Closed Captioning

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Netflix in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division in Springfield, MA (Case No. 3:11-cv-30168).

Wi-Fi is Watching You

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario announced the release of a new publication that raises and examines a number of personal privacy issues related to using mobile devices on Wi-Fi networks.

Watch 3D Movies in 2D

2D-Glasses, LLC announced that it has launched a new pair of eye glasses that permit the wearer to view a 3D movie in 2D.

Parents Misinformed About Impact of 3D on Children’s Health

VSP Vision Care announced that, according to a study it commissioned, one quarter of parents surveyed erroneously believe that watching 3D content will harm their child’s health and/or vision.

AOA and 3D@Home Consortium Focus on 3D Viewing

The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the 3D@Home Consortium announced that the organizations will share scientific and clinical research information relating to 3D viewing as well as jointly promote vision health.

FDA Greenlights Kodak Laser Projection

Eastman Kodak announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a variance that allows Kodak Laser Projector Systems to be sold to cinema exhibitors without the need for individual sites or show operators to obtain their own variances.