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Aug 21 2017

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Commissioners are slated to vote by August 21 on whether or not to direct agency staff to continue a review of NEISS data for table saws.


Aug 21 2017

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Members of a UL 2157 task group August 16 learned about preliminary work related to incidents involving the lids of top-loading washers exploding forcefully.


Aug 21 2017

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A UL 2158 task group looking at lint ignition in dryers August 16 reviewed very-preliminary work towards addressing risks.


Aug 21 2017

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Discussion August 14 by an ASTM F15.42 panel on testing the stability of clothing storage units on carpet included possibly finding a non-carpet solution.


Aug 21 2017

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CPSC knew of 965 carbon monoxide (CO) incidents involving engine-driven tools from 2005 to 2016, according to its report issued August 10.


Aug 21 2017

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommended August 14 that fire and emergency medical responders should warn consumers about the risk that eclipse-viewing glasses bought online might be counterfeit.


Aug 21 2017

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SPRING Singapore is seeking feedback until September 13 on updating the nation's product safety system.

Aug 21 2017

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Briefs upholstered furniture, toxicity criteria, cellphone batteries, dresses, footwear, and more.

Aug 21 2017

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Briefs on bed rails, amusement rides, membrane switches, building material, changing tables, Christmas trees, and more.


Aug 21 2017

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Briefs on laser pointers, ATVs, edgers, lights, rattles, toaster, toys, and more.


Aug 14 2017

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CPSC August 10 explained that fidget spinners are children's products only if intended for children 12 or younger, saying "most…are general use products."


Aug 14 2017

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Two New York companies are enjoined from importing and selling toys and other children's products, the Justice Department said August 4.


Aug 14 2017

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The eight comments on CPSC's Section 104 rulemaking on chair booster seats broke down evenly between being supportive and voicing concerns about two issues.


Aug 14 2017

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Three commissioners August 9 expressed trepidation about the effects of patent issues on CPSC's table saw rulemaking.


Aug 14 2017

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CPSC members were slated to vote by ballot as PSL went to press on adopting changes to federal human subject protections.


Aug 14 2017

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Four House Democrats August 7 requested information demonstrating that "regulatory reform task forces," set up to review agencies' regulations, are complying with transparency and accountability requirements.


Aug 14 2017

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Civilian death rates from residential fires fall from 7.5 per 1,000 event to 1.4 if operational sprinklers or other "automatic extinguishment systems" (AES) are involved, but just 8% of homes have them, according to data made available in late July from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Aug 14 2017

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On 19 July, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (“BEIS”) Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety released a report on product safety and the recall system in the UK.


Aug 14 2017

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On 28 July, the European Commission released a Commission Notice on the market surveillance of products sold online (2017/C250/01).

Aug 14 2017

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RAPEX notices continued to outpace recent years through July, potentially reversing the trend of the past two years.


Aug 14 2017

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European nations' reactions to others' RAPEX reports in 2017 are running near, although slightly behind, 2016.


Aug 14 2017

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The Washington State Department of Ecology is reminding companies of its August 31 chemicals reporting deadline.


Aug 14 2017

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CPSC recently announced three training opportunities in China.


Aug 14 2017

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Briefs on flame retardants, FoIA, ATVs, building sets, charcoal grills, furniture, iPhone cases, and more.


Aug 14 2017

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Briefs on activity centers, amusement rides, building material, heat release, membrane switches, upholstered furniture, playground surfacing, and more.


Aug 14 2017

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Briefs in REACH, composite wood, circular economy, ATVs, bicycles, fan heaters, toys, gas ranges, shoes, car seats, iPhone cases, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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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.


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Briefs on bath heaters, flammable liquids, floor treatment, fuses, lights, and more.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Couriers and Product Safety – Think Inside the Box. And Think about the Box!

Digital Journal (Melbourne Australia)

With so many goods being ordered online, we increasingly rely on couriers to deliver them - in sound condition.

 

Judge Hears Arguments in Lawsuit Seeking to Block Trump’s ‘2-for-1’ Order on Regulations

Safety and Health Magazine (Itasca, Ill.)

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Communications Workers of America labor union on Feb. 8, nine days after President Trump signed the Executive Order.

 

How Does Social Media Play a Role in the Fight against Counterfeiting?

Information Age (London, England)

The exponential growth of online marketplaces selling counterfeit goods can be halted through social media.

 

 

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.

Decades After Paint and Gas Bans, Kids Still Exposed to Dangerous Levels of Lead

Environmental Working Group

Lead was banned from paint in 1978, and from gasoline in 1996

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

When Building Materials Fail, Who's to Blame?

Construction Dive (Washington, D.C.)

This summer, the world looked on in disbelief as fire consumed the 24-story Grenfell Tower residential high-rise in London.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Experts: Neck Floaties Risky for Babies

WebMD (New York, N.Y.)

Experts are warning parents of potential dangers of using “baby neck floats” while their little ones are swimming.