January 1, 2009
Texas and Washington State banned fish pedicures due to safety concerns.
May 1, 2008
In response to numerous outbreaks of disease from pedicure basins, the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology requires that log books be kept for inspection.
February 19, 2008
Since the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology began enforcing new law AB 409 on Feb. 15, 10 nail salons have already been placed on immediate probation for pedicure stations that don't meet sanitation requirements.
October 18, 2007
A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the number of deaths caused by MRSA staph infections in the U.S. may soon surpass the number of deaths caused by AIDS, writes the Associated Press.
February 2, 2007
January 12, 2007
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has implemented emergency footspa cleaning regulations.
September 22, 2006
California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).
September 18, 2006
In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.
July 6, 2006
The death of Kim Jackson, a 46-year-old paraplegic who died of a staph infection, can’t be directly linked to the sanitary conditions at Angel Nails in Ft. Worth, Texas, said the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
June 27, 2006
Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) commended Department of Consumer Affairs director Charlene Zettel today after she unveiled a list of recommendations aimed at protecting California consumers from unsanitary nail salons.
June 6, 2006
The owner of a Dallas nail salon has agreed to pay $4,000 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and also agreed to a probated suspension of his cosmetology license for sanitation violations that resulted in four customers contracting bacterial infections.
March 7, 2006
State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.
February 24, 2006
The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology issued an alert to licensees, reminding them of the proper disinfecting procedures for footbaths.
October 12, 2005
After passing both houses of the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, California Assembly bill 1263 was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill would have established minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensured proper protocols were followed for disinfecting all multiuse tools and equipment.
August 24, 2005
At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.
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