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Sep 26 2016

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CPSC staff September 22 briefed the commission on a draft FY2017 operating plan based on the requested $130.5 million budget.


Sep 26 2016

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CPSC's FY2015 Annual Report, made available September 15, gives an overview of its actions during the year that began in October 2014.

Sep 26 2016

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Redundancy is the primary reason behind a disapproval vote by ANSI on a potential project to create a standard at ISO on wheeled child conveyances.


Sep 26 2016

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An ASTM F15.18 task group on low standing bassinets September 20 worked on the details of a possible test as an alternate to side-height requirements.


Sep 26 2016

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Booster seat use for child passengers ages 4-7 decreased slightly in 2015 over previous figures.

Sep 26 2016

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Though most of a September 22 ASTM F15.70 task group teleconference on adult bed rails dealt with mundane details of language, concern about labeling conspicuity led to a discussion of the merits of voluntary standards versus mandatory rules.


Sep 26 2016

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Members of an ANSI task group September 22 looked at details of Z21.1 and Z21.20 standards as they apply to electronic controls on gas ranges.


Sep 26 2016

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Consumer products were 30.6% of 173 recalls handled by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in the second quarter of calendar 2016.


Sep 26 2016

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A three-part compliance requirement is part of an Industry Code for Consumer Goods that Contain Button Batteries made available September 19 by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

Sep 26 2016

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) September 21 said it is planning a "major national inspection program" for cribs.


Sep 26 2016

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Briefs on safety seats, battery packs, infant carriers, and more.

Sep 26 2016

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Briefs on ice makers, refrigerators, door/gate openers, waste disposer, more.

Sep 26 2016

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Briefs on defective products, bean bag covers, infant clothing, lawnmower, sweatshirts, more.


Sep 19 2016

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CPSC staff told commissioners that the best course on upholstered furniture flammability is to come up with a new proposal.


Sep 19 2016

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CPSC members voted 3-2 September 15 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for a Section 104 switch for baby changing products.


Sep 19 2016

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Targeting window coverings that can meet revised standards now – versus waiting until all can do so – is a sound approach, CPSC staff told the window covering industry.


Sep 19 2016

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Banning crib bumpers would have little benefit, CPSC staffers wrote to commissioners September 9.


Sep 19 2016

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ASTM October 5 will hold an online organizational meeting to look at possibly creating a technical committee on standards for the recycled vulcanized rubber industry.


Sep 19 2016

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Lead limits for toys would change under a proposed EC directive published September 9.


Sep 19 2016

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The differences between musical instruments and musical toys are the subject of an updated EC guidance.


Sep 19 2016

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) took legal action against an e-cigarette company over alleged false claims about toxicity.


Sep 19 2016

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) addressed its authority to compel release of information in enforcing the laws it oversees.


Sep 19 2016

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The 159 RAPEX reports processed by the EC in August put the system roughly even with last year at the same point.


Sep 19 2016

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Reactions involving motor vehicles represent a huge majority of the growing part of the RAPEX system.


Sep 19 2016

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Samsung's September 15 recall of about 1 million Galaxy Note7 smart phones came about a week after CPSC took the rare step of telling consumers to stop using a product prior to an official corrective action.


Sep 19 2016

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The Washington State Department of Ecology October 25 will hold a workshop on the reporting requirements of its Children's Safe Products Act.

Sep 19 2016

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) September 14 identified four types of substances it said get into household dust due to their use in products.

Sep 19 2016

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Briefs on 3PT, ATVs/ROVs, nanotech, smoke alarms, education, buoyancy control devices, chairs, clothes washers, and more.


Sep 19 2016

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Briefs on artificial turf, smoke release, baby tubs, applianes, cooking appliances, current taps, and more.


Sep 19 2016

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Briefs on ladders, strollers, bike helmets, hoverboards, leaf blowers, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Whether it’s a popular toy, a cutting-edge gadget, or an advanced appliance, exciting new products that hit the market frequently create a buying frenzy.


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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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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Why Corporate Special Interests Created Modern Libertarianism

Daily Kos (Berkeley, Calif.)

How is it that corporate special interest groups are able to push legislation through Congress that rewards them at the expense of everyone else in our country?

 

 

BLOGS

 

We include some blogs because the contents may be informative or interesting to readers of Product Safety Daily. Inclusion is neither an endorsement by PSL of any products, services or positions nor an indication of any arrangement, financial or otherwise, between PSL and the writers of the blogs.

Global Effort Aims To Reduce Children’s Exposure To Toxic Chemicals

Environmental Working Group

A new report for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child contends that protection from toxic pollution should be considered a basic human right.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

National Regulators Seek Safety Labels on Flooring

Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, N.M.)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff is tackling a very interesting problem.

 

 

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES

 

We're Part of Samsung's Battery Problem

News & Observer (Charlotte, N.C.)

There’s no telling what will happen when your phone catches fire.

 

 

HOME APPLIANCES

 

Have You Got a 'Killer' Tumble Dryer?

The Guardian (London, England)

It is fast becoming one of the UK’s biggest product safety scandals, triggering major campaigns from tabloid newspapers – notably the Sun and Mirror – with front-page warnings of fire risks posed by potentially “killer” tumble dryers to millions of families.

 

 

JUVENILE PRODUCTS & CHILDCARE ITEMS

 

Limerick Parents to Get 'Baby Box' Aimed at Reducing Infant Deaths

Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

Thousands of ‘baby box’ sleeping cots are to be provided free of charge to parents of children born in Limerick, in a first of its kind national initiative, aimed at reducing infant deaths.

 

Limerick Hospital Rolls out Baby Box Scheme

RTE (Dublin, Ireland)

Babies born at University Maternity Hospital, Limerick are the first in Ireland to take part in a new initiative aimed at reducing infant deaths.