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May 23 2016

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Commissioners May 20 voted 5-0 to approve midyear updates to CPSC's fiscal 2016 Operating Plan with two amendments.


May 23 2016

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CSPC staff May 13 raised four objections – one procedural – against a request from Zen Magnets that the commission either decline to hear an appeal or that four commissioners recuse themselves.


May 23 2016

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Helmet use is unknown in a large majority of bicycle incidents, according to a CPSC review of NEISS data made available May 13.


May 23 2016

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CPSC staff May 13 sought clarification from the Portable Generator Manufacturer's Association (PGMA) on data the organization has used to assess the frequency of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents.


May 23 2016

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A May 13 DG Growth "roadmap" gives insight into two concerns being targeted by an ongoing review of the EU's surveillance of non-compliant products.


May 23 2016

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A May 13 DG Growth "roadmap" document on an evaluation and fitness check of the Machinery Directive targets the second quarter of 2017 for results.


May 23 2016

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Health Canada and Environment Canada May 14 began a 75 day consultation on proposed amendments to exporting regulations involving mercury and products containing it.


May 23 2016

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DG Justice is seeking feedback until September 2 on regulatory fitness checks of various consumer rights directives.


May 23 2016

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UL earlier in May said that a Ninebot hoverboard model was the first to be certified under the UL 2272 standard.


May 23 2016

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) May 11 said Update Technology will pay a fine of AU$10,200.


May 23 2016

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Briefs on CPSC facilities, bicycle helmets, clamp meters, irons, strollers, and more.


May 23 2016

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Briefs on changing tables, clothing storage, drink dispensers, high chairs, infant tubs, and more.

May 23 2016

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Briefs on carbon monoxide, REACH, boots, butane stoves, seat cushions, toys, hoverboards, and more.


May 16 2016

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CPSC members May 10 voted 5-0 to approve a corrective action plan (CAP) involving Bombardier side-by-side off-road vehicles, but the associated death was not included in the press release.

May 16 2016

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Zen Magnets wants CPSC commissioners to decline to hear agency staff's appeal of a recall decision by an administrative law judge (ALJ) or for four members to disqualify themselves.


May 16 2016

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Three CPSC members May 10 indicated strong desires for more activity related to Ikea Malm dressers as well as tipping furniture in general.


May 16 2016

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An ASTM F15.71 panel looking at how to review the effectiveness of the F3159 laundry packet standard May 9 decided to focus on separate assessments of data sources.


May 16 2016

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Understanding and defining opacity was a primary topic discussed at a May 6 session by an ASTM F15.72 panel on torch fuels and lamp oils.


May 16 2016

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Commissioners are slated to discuss the midyear update to the fiscal 2016 Operating Plan at a May 18 decisional meeting.


May 16 2016

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CPSC should do more to formalize and control staffers' travel expenses, according to a contractor review made available earlier in May.


May 16 2016

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) seeks comments by June 7 on a list of non-Australian standards development organizations (SDOs) it believes oversees acceptable standards.


May 16 2016

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Comments are due by July 26 on a DG Growth consultation on a "services passport" to facilitate cross-border activity under the Services Directive.


May 16 2016

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Briefs on falls, angle grinders, baby carriers, infant sleepers, off-highway vehicles, pacifier holders, and more.


May 16 2016

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Briefs on helmets, playground surfacing, candles, smoke release, batteries, butane containers, and more.


May 16 2016

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Briefs on biocidal products, hoverboards, bicycles, flashlights, nightwear, angle grinders, baby carriers, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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In 2007, news reports that consumer products, particularly those used by children, were unsafe, defective, and not meeting industry voluntary standards sent shock waves throughout the consumer product global marketplace. The intense news coverage on these products galvanized parents, consumer and child advocates, and state and federal officials to examine the regulatory system for consumer product protection in the United States.


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CPSC’s Marc Schoem October 2 will leave the agency to become executive director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPSHO).


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I first met Mike Lemov 42 years ago when I arrived in Washington, D.C. to serve as a special assistant to David Pittle, one of the original five CPSC Commissioners. Mike was then Chief Counsel to a subcommittee on the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, and one of the legislative architects of the Consumer Product Safety Act.


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Anne Mulcahy, the former chairperson of the Xerox Corporation once said about succession planning in business: ‘one of the things we often miss in succession planning is that it should be gradual and thoughtful, with lots of sharing of information and knowledge and perspective, so that it's almost a non-event when it happens’.


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While CPSC’s 2008 report and press release on lead exposure from synthetic turf do not reflect Chairman Elliot Kaye’s position or thinking on the question, reports suggesting this means the agency is reversing or backtracking on the matter are inaccurate.


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Much of CPSC’s April 21 Section 15 suit against Michaels Stores hinges on whether the retail chain was an importer and thus bore higher reporting duties than as a distributor or retailer.


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Possible preemption of an Albany County, N.Y., law on ingredients in children’s products will involve the debate over mere presence versus accessibility and harmful effect.


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CPSC has a deadline of April 14 to respond to a temporary stay of its magnets rule. The April 1 order came the day the rule went into effect. It was at the request of Zen Magnets in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before Judges Paul Kelly and Harris Hartz.


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CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye March 25 told an on-phone gathering of reporters from national outlets that 6(b) is an “anti-consumer safety, anti-transparency” requirement.


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Industry representatives March 3 sought advice on pictograms, warning language, and their placement for coin cell batteries.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Bill Could Put a Range of Chemicals under Federal Scrutiny

WTOP (Washington, D.C.)

oxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

 

House Passes Sweeping Chemical Safety Bill

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

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved new chemical safety rules designed to overhaul federal regulation covering thousands of chemicals in daily use, a rare bipartisan action in a year when Congress is torn by presidential politics.

 

Congress Moves, Finally, on Toxic Chemicals

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

Congress is finally getting serious about hazardous chemicals in household products and industrial goods.

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

Delaware County Approves Use of ATV's on Roadways

Radio Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa)

Delaware County is now among about twenty counties in Iowa which allow what are normally off-road vehicles to be driven on county roads.

 

 

FOOD WARE & KITCHEN ITEMS

 

Your Memorial Day Nemesis: The Wire Grill Brush

CityLab (Washington, D.C.)

It’s a time-honored Memorial Day tradition: Slapping some brats on the fire, slathering them with kraut and mustard, then driving to the ER to have sharp pieces of wire grill brush removed from your esophagus.