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Feb 27 2017

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Keurig Green Mountain's $5.8 million settlement of reporting allegations puts CPSC's fiscal 2017 average at more than $4.6 million.


Feb 27 2017

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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle February 22 emphasized collaboration in a speech before the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).


Feb 27 2017

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Flammability and hazardous content are the top problems behind the subset of CPSC-administered recalls involving regulated products.


Feb 27 2017

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George Borlase, who leads CPSC's Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, February 23 highlighted six areas as getting attention in CPSC's prevention activity. 


Feb 27 2017

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Some federal work on crumb rubber and synthetic turf could continue into 2019 as one of the agencies involved is seeking two-year data collection clearance.


Feb 27 2017

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A final opinion from an EU scientific panel makes conclusions about the health effects of UVC lamps.


Feb 27 2017

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Briefs on refrigerators, chemicals, air conditioners, carbonating bottles, chainsaws, cutlery knives, and more.


Feb 27 2017

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Briefs on eaves, eye protection, roof covering, smoke generation, appliance wiring, and more.


Feb 27 2017

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Briefs on textiles, consumer knowledge, circular economy, bicycle forks, clothing, lighters, plumbing, and more.


Feb 20 2017

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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle February 16 confirmed to PSL her desire to find ways to voluntarily comply with the spirit of White House edicts to freeze rulemaking temporarily and to institute a one-in-two-out practice for rules.


Feb 20 2017

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The February 16 recall by Britax of its B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers was the first to be posted on CPSC's recently launched Facebook page.


Feb 20 2017

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Commissioners were slated to vote as PSL went to press on seeking comments on updated exposure data for phthalates.


Feb 20 2017

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The Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association (PGMA) February 16 told CPSC that its members are leaning towards a sensor solution for carbon monoxide (CO) safety over an emissions option.

Feb 20 2017

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CPSC Commissioner Marietta Robinson February 8 issued a written explanation of her negative votes on terminating the ROV rulemaking.


Feb 20 2017

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CPSC in fiscal 2016 fully granted 213 requests under the Freedom of Information Act and partially granted 292 with redactions.


Feb 20 2017

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Members of an ASTM F15.59 panel looking at warnings on children's folding chairs February 13 addressed a potential label exemption.


Feb 20 2017

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A federal court earlier in February upheld the copyrights of standards incorporated into federal regulations.


Feb 20 2017

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The Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) is launching to certify professionals at manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.


Feb 20 2017

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TJ Morris in the U.K. will pay £22,300 over allegations it sold "thousands" of unsafe USB chargers during 2015, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute announced February 10.


Feb 20 2017

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Expansion of the EU product safety directive to better include services is one of the four recommendations of a recent report by the consumer group ANEC.


Feb 20 2017

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Canada February 11 launched a 60 day comment period for BPA, hexavalent chromium, PFOS, and triclosan.

Feb 20 2017

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Briefs on chemicals, synthetic turf, patio benches, strollers, tables, toy wands, and more.

Feb 20 2017

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Briefs on eye protection, in-fill material, appliance wiring, control panels, dimmers, electric door locks, and more.


Feb 20 2017

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Briefs on bicycles, sleepwear, strollers, batteries, vibrators, and more.

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Ann Marie Buerkle is CPSC acting chairman as Elliot Kaye has stepped down. He remains a commissioner.


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CPSC is invoking its independent agency status to reject the January 30 executive order dubbed "One-in-Two-out." Further, the agency's current Democratic majority is not inclined to follow it voluntarily.


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The product safety profession as we know it today can trace its heritage back to the introduction of the Consumer Product Safety Act in 1972, and the establishment of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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CPSC decision makers maintain that the agency is exempt from the January 23 White House directive that rulemaking be frozen.


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CPSC members January 11 voted 3-2 on party lines to pass a Section 104 rule for infant slings with one change from the staff proposal.


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The January 11 commission briefing on CPSC staff's proposed modernization of fireworks rules mostly focused on procedural matters or deep dives in specific issues.


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CPSC members are slated to vote by January 18 on updating rules on garage door openers based on UL changes.


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CPSC staff January 9 sent the commission an overview comparison of requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

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Direction to "address" warnings on packaging versus using exact language was among issues looked at January 11 by an ASMT group on infant tub accessories.


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An ASTM F15.18 panel on play yards January 11 reviewed a concern raised by Health Canada about children possibly becoming trapped under cantilevered accessories.


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What Risks Do We Face from Emerging Technology

MarketWatch (New York, N.Y.)

If you follow my articles regularly, you know I’m a big proponent of bleeding-edge technology.

 

Trump Team Takes Aim at Regulations

Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Neb.)

The world is watching as President Donald Trump lurches forward, and for many, the early signs suggest a blend of hubris and incompetence — creating chaos in the nation’s most elevated executive office.

 

Bureaucracy and Its Regulations Are Not an Enemy

The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)

Before we permit words like “bureaucracy” and “regulation” to wrongly and permanently become pejoratives in our lexicon of government terms, it might help to have a fuller understanding of these two state and federal institutional constants.

 

The High Cost of Cutting Regulatory Costs

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Ill)

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said regulations "are just destroying us. You can't breathe."

 

Trump White House Directs Agencies to Start Lining up Regulations for Chopping Block

Consumerist (Yonkers, N.Y.)

In January, President Trump signed an executive order dictating that for every new federal regulation put in place, at least two existing regulations would need to be removed.

 

 

BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.

 

Sales and Use of 'e-Bikes' Could Face Greater Regulation in Future

TVNZ (Auckland, New Zealand)

Electric bike riders should know by the end of the year whether the Government plans to tighten the rules around the devices' use.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Why Deadly Chemicals May Linger in Cities Under the EPA's New Administrator

CityLab (Washington, D.C.)

Scott Pruitt remains unconvinced of the dangers of asbestos.

 

 

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES

 

7 on Your Side Investigates Exploding Lithium Batteries

WJLA (Washington, D.C.)

Lithium ion batteries power our lives.