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Multistakeholders Adopt Voluntary Guidance on Communicating IoT Device Upgradability to Consumers

Stakeholders – collaborating as part of a National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)-convened multistakeholder process on Internet of Things (IoT) security upgradability and patching – reached consensus on voluntary guidance intended to assist manufacturers who decide to communicate IoT device update capability to consumers.  The ability for connected devices to receive security upgrades is critically important for mitigating vulnerabilities after devices have found their way into the hands of consumers.

What Will CPSC Do Next About Battery Powered Products?

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously directed its staff to undertake an investigation of what Chairman Kay called the safety issues associated with the use of “high energy batteries, including lithium ion.” This investigation has significant implications for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of both lithium ion batteries and the products powered by those batteries.