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Dec 18 2017

Product Safety Letter will not have a December 25, 2017, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 47, No. 1, will be dated January 1, 2018.

 

The staff of Product Safety Letter wishes you joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous 2018.


Dec 18 2017

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Representatives of the National Retail Federation (NRF) December 13 gave CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle input on the group's desires.


Dec 18 2017

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Four more on-topic comments appeared in CPSC's docket on a petition seeking a rule on high-powered magnetic sets.


Dec 18 2017

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CPSC Commissioner Elliot Kaye December 11 called for action on window covering cords.


Dec 18 2017

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There was an annual average of 840 home structure fires originating with decorations in 2011-2015, according to data made available December 11 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Dec 18 2017

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It is unclear if off-topic, oddly-worded postings will continue to appear in CPSC's comments dockets.


Dec 18 2017

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Briefs on gasoline burns, children's chairs, laser eyewear, children's products, Washington State, ceiling fans, crib mattresses, and more.


Dec 18 2017

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Briefs on Standards, lacrosse, amusement rides, building material, HVAC, soccer goals, and more.


Dec 18 2017

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Briefs on climbing gear, DC isolators, teethers, utility tractors, cribs, decorations, power banks, strollers, and more.

Dec 11 2017

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Commissioners were set to vote as PSL went to press on a final Section 104 rule on children's folding chairs and stools.


Dec 11 2017

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Commissioners were slated to vote as PSL went to press on a direct final rule to revise requirements under the Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.


Dec 11 2017

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Six CPSC staffers have permission to vote or hold leadership positions on eight voluntary standards panels, the agency reported November 28.


Dec 11 2017

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CPSC had 76 active voluntary standards projects in FY2017, according to its report made available December 1.

Dec 11 2017

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CPSC received three on-topic comments to a petition that sought a rulemaking for high-powered magnet sets.


Dec 11 2017

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California December 5 sued a children's jewelry distributor for nearly $4 million over allegations of continued sales of children's jewelry with violative lead and cadmium levels.


Dec 11 2017

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CPSC's December 6 holiday safety message included a comparison of fire data for Christmas trees and candles.


Dec 11 2017

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) December 4 reported recall effectiveness findings involving a CPSC sister agency.


Dec 11 2017

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The 218 RAPEX notices received by the EC in November mean the annual tally is on pace to roughly equal, probably slightly exceed, those of the past two years.


Dec 11 2017

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Last year's shift from initial RAPEX notices to reactions continued in 2017.


Dec 11 2017

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Briefs on toys, angle grinders, portable generators, power adapters, and more.


Dec 11 2017

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Briefs on equestrian helmets, highchairs, parasailing, vacuum cleaners, amusement rides, dishwashers, and more.


Dec 11 2017

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Briefs on REACH, product security, globalization, craft kits, lawn tractors, mobiles, rattles, and more.


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Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic October 18 announced his resignation effective close of business Friday, October 20.


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Companies that make and sell products, and the agencies that regulate them, are inundated with massive amounts of data received from a wide variety of sources.


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CPSC's 14-year project on table saw blade contact injuries is set to hit a milestone at an April 27 decisional meeting.


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CPSC staff April 19 suggested to JPMA that potential collaboration could extend beyond traditional nursery products.


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Cooking equipment was the top product class linked to fires in buildings under construction in 2010-2014 while heating equipment was the main one during renovations.


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Battery safety is the topic of an all-day training session by CPSC staff scheduled to occur May 16 in Shenzhen, China.


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An ASTM F15.22 working group's April 20 session on toy projectiles became a review of various non-substantive editorial matters as the major target of discussion was withdrawn before the call.


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The 10 comments CPSC has received so far on its fireworks NPR were generally supportive of the agency's direction although there were some concerns and suggestions.


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CPSC would operate in very limited fashion in the event of a government shutdown later this month.


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Briefs on elevators, Viking Range, toys, flame retardants, caster boards, chairs, food dehydrators, and more.


FREE DAILY NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST

 

Trump’s Nomination to Safety Board Is No Ally to Our Children’s Safety

Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine)

As a mother of two, I’m constantly aware of the dangers surrounding my children — bustling streets and speedy cars, sharp objects in the kitchen, bathtubs filled a bit too high.

 

Millions of People Post Comments on Federal Regulations. Many Are Fake.

Wall Street Journal (New York, N.Y.)

A comment posted on the Federal Communications Commission’s public docket endorses a Trump-administration plan to repeal a “net neutrality” policy requiring internet providers to treat all web traffic the same.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

To Test for Climate Disasters: Break, Burn and Throw Stuff

New York Times (New York, N.Y.)

In the backwoods of Rhode Island, a team of researchers spends whole days trying to destroy things: setting boxes on fire, shattering chunks of ice, hurling debris through the air at hurricane speed.

 

 

LEAD

 

Lawmaker Proposes Law Requiring City to Test Students for Lead Exposure

New York Post (New York, N.Y.)

A state senator is planning to introduce legislation Tuesday that would require city elementary school children to be tested for lead exposure.