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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
May 20 2019

Free Story

Disciplinary action is not off the table in CPSC's internal investigation of information released outside 6(b) procedures, but that possibility is tempered with the phrase, "if warranted."


May 20 2019

Subscriber-Only Story

Whether recurrence of injuries linked to a single component merits a recall has arisen again in a legal proceeding affecting CPSC.


May 20 2019

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The 7th circuit U.S. appeals court May 9 upheld late-reporting penalties against Spectrum Brands.


May 20 2019

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Health Canada May 15 issued two parallel announcements for Fisher-Price Rock 'n' Play sleepers, one giving only advice and one offering refunds.


May 20 2019

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Commissioners were slated to vote by ballot as PSL was going to press on incorporating updated pool drain standards into rules at 16 CFR 1450.


May 20 2019

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How to handle aftermarket devices that can allow unattended control of cooktops took up much of the discussion May 15 of a task group on connected devices.


May 20 2019

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The California Attorney General office reached settlements with five companies over allegations of selling jewelry with violative levels of lead and/or cadmium.


May 20 2019

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Amazon's must take four actions in its settlement with Washington State over allegations of violative lead and cadmium levels.


May 20 2019

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The U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) May 14 urged consumers to seek modifications for certain tumble dryers and to unplug them in the meantime.


May 20 2019

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) oversaw 79 recalls in the first quarter of 2019.


May 20 2019

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The EC is seeking additional feedback through August 6 on work towards harmonized chargers for mobile phones.


May 20 2019

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Briefs on furniture, counterfeits, liquid nicotine, and primary authorities, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


May 13 2019

Subscriber-Only Story

Two potential projects to improve CPSC's data capabilities got most of the attention May 9 at a staff briefing on midyear funding updates.


May 13 2019

Free Story

A coalition of six advocacy groups May 6 sent members of Congress a letter and fact sheet seeking passage of HR 2211.


May 13 2019

Subscriber-Only Story

There were 1,147 deaths among children under 15 and involving motor vehicle traffic in 2017.


May 13 2019

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ASTM May 8 cited a CPSC letter for a decision against continuing its current direction on revising the F3118 standard for inclined sleepers.


May 13 2019

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CPSC members delayed their May 8 decisional meeting on updating fees for producing records "until further notice."


May 13 2019

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Health Canada received 705 product safety reports in the last quarter of calendar 2018.


May 13 2019

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Health Canada May 7 circulated a list of nine updated methodologies affecting product safety laboratory testing.


May 13 2019

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A New York chemical reporting bill for children's products is near to being sent to the governor, having passed both houses of the legislature.


May 13 2019

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California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) May 31 will hold an advisory meeting on synthetic turf and crumb rubber.

May 13 2019

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The four senators from New Jersey and Virginia May 2 wrote CPSC seeking attention to beach umbrellas.


May 13 2019

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Briefs on chemical reporting, BOB strollers, jewelry, alcohol burners, RAPEX, electric scooters, low voltage directive, compliance programs, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Free Story

Disciplinary action is not off the table in CPSC's internal investigation of information released outside 6(b) procedures, but that possibility is tempered with the phrase, "if warranted."


Free Story

A coalition of six advocacy groups May 6 sent members of Congress a letter and fact sheet seeking passage of HR 2211.


Free Story

CPSC changed its information-release procedures in early April in reaction to its problematic disclosures to 29 recipients since 2017 and affecting approximately 11,000 companies.


Free Story

CPSC's recurring disclosures of companies' information outside 6(b) procedures happened for over a year, and at least one recipient has rejected the agency's request to return or certify destruction of the materials.


Free Story

Companies need to confirm to CPSC immediately that they received letters about unauthorized release of their information.


Free Story

The House Energy and Commerce consumer protection subcommittee told CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle to respond by April 6 to its letter suggesting she "coordinated with industry."


Free Story

The House Energy and Commerce consumer protection subcommittee sought answers in 15 areas from CPSC.


Free Story

ASTM February 19 began the process of moving towards an F15 standard for high-powered, separable magnets not sold as toys.


Free Story

CPSC February 12 released a recall app for mobile devices.


Free Story

CPSC's absence from the recall scene meant that some companies took such actions without the agency.


FREE DAILY NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST

 

Rock n' Play Recall and the Myth of 'Sleeping Through the Night:' What Parents Should Know

USA Today (McLean, Va.)

When parents or soon-to-be parents walk into a store, they might assume all the products they see are safe for their babies.

 

Jogging Strollers Injuring Parents, Children but BOB Resists Recall

WOIO (Cleveland, Ohio)

Active moms like Tess Sawyer covet their pricey jogging strollers.

 

Wheels on Popular BOB Strollers Are Coming off While Parents Are Running, But No Recalls Have Been Issued

WOIO (Cleveland, Ohio)

A stroller you may be using could pose an injury risk to you and your child, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, The extremely popular BOB jogging stroller is responsible for nearly 100 injuries to children and adults since 2012.

 

The United Arab Emirates' New Product Safety Law

National Law Review (Chicago, Ill.)

The United Arab Emirates ("UAE") has recently released a draft of its highly anticipated product safety law (the "Law"), set to come into force in July 2019

 

Chemical Mixtures Pose ‘Underestimated’ Risk to Human Health Say Scientists

Horizon (Brussels, Belgium)

Each of us harbours hundreds of man-made chemicals inside our bodies because we are exposed to them in our daily lives.

 

Families with a Higher Socioeconomic Position Have a Greater Risk of Exposure to Chemicals

Medical XPress (London, England)

A higher socioeconomic position is associated with greater exposure to several environmental chemical contaminants such as various per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), mercury and arsenic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

Study Finds Greater Risk of Exposure to Chemical Contaminants for Families with Higher Socioeconomic Levels

Yahoo News (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

New European research has studied the exposure levels to 41 environmental contaminants of 1,300 pregnant women and their children in relation to their socioeconomic position.

 

 

BLOGS

 

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Who Does the CPSC Protect

Safety Research & Strategies

This spring saw the reign of a popular infant sleeping device unraveled.

 

[Turkey’s] Law on Product Safety Is on Its Way

CMS Legal

The Draft Law on Product Safety and Technical Regulations is expected to be published in the Official Gazette soon.

 

 

BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.

 

Here’s Another Reason Your Kids Should Wear a Bike Helmet

Minnesota Public Radio (Saint Paul, Minn.)

I’ve pretty much given up trying to get the little kids in my neighborhood wear bike helmets while riding on the street out front.

 

 

FURNITURE

 

SOFFA Back Before Congress

Furniture Today (Greensboro, N.C.)

Both houses of Congress have now taken up again the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA).

 

House and Senate Introduce ‘SOFFA’ … Again

Furniture World (High Point, N.C.)

Both houses of Congress have taken up SOFFA again, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act.