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Jan 16 2017

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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.

Jan 16 2017

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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.


Jan 16 2017

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


Jan 16 2017

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

Jan 16 2017

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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.


Jan 16 2017

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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.


Jan 16 2017

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The quality of safety data sheets under REACH mandates will be the target of an inspection effort announced January 10 by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).


Jan 16 2017

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Briefs on REINS, flooring, football, lead, dressers, electric skateboards, off-road vehicles, and more.

Jan 16 2017

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Briefs on dishwashers, ice rinks, playground equipment, soccer goals, infant tubs, aquariums, and more.


Jan 16 2017

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Briefs on ATVs, beanbag chairs, metal saws, bathrobes, kayaks, and more.

Jan 09 2017

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The 115th Congress the week of January 2 – as widely expected – confirmed a priority will be to contain the Executive Branch's rulemaking ability.


Jan 09 2017

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The federal agencies looking at the health concerns about crumb rubber December 30 said analysis of collected samples will continue during 2017.

Jan 09 2017

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Movement towards settling on one testing method for now occurred January 4 at a meeting of the UL 2201 task group on carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from portable generators.


Jan 09 2017

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The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in April will hold a two-day workshop to look at battery safety in electronic cigarettes and related products.

Jan 09 2017

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The Canadian government January 3 said that it has addressed 2,765 chemicals under its ongoing Chemicals Management Plan.


Jan 09 2017

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Electronics and whitegoods were the top products among the over 20,000 guarantees complaints in Australia in 2016, according to Australian Competition & Consumer Commission January 3.


Jan 09 2017

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CPSC is in violation of the CPSIA, argue three advocacy groups.


Jan 09 2017

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Briefs on FOIA, battery packs, lamps, sweatshirts, and more.

Jan 09 2017

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Briefs on amusement rides, dehumidifiers, electrical equipment, extinguishing systems, and more.


Jan 09 2017

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Briefs on clothing, plug adaptors, utility vehicles, battery packs, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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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.


Free Story

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.


Free Story

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


Free Story

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

Free Story

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.


Free Story

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.


Free Story

The quality of safety data sheets under REACH mandates will be the target of an inspection effort announced January 10 by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).


Free Story

Briefs on REINS, flooring, football, lead, dressers, electric skateboards, off-road vehicles, and more.


Free Story

Briefs on dishwashers, ice rinks, playground equipment, soccer goals, infant tubs, aquariums, and more.


Free Story

Briefs on ATVs, beanbag chairs, metal saws, bathrobes, kayaks, and more.

FREE DAILY NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST

 

What Were the Five Worst Product Recalls of 2016

Key Investing (Kings Langley, England)

Manufacturers recalled millions of defective products across the United States in 2016.

 

Dangerous Business: What to Do if a Product You Use Has Been Recalled

The Guardian (London, England)

Overheating phones, exploding car airbags and tumble dryers that catch fire – all products that have recently led to safety alerts and, in some cases, recalls.

 

EBay Launching Authentication Service to Fight Fakes

Retail Dive (Washington, D.C.)

Later this year, eBay will launch eBay Authenticate, an opt-in, fee-based service enabling sellers and buyers to have merchandise authenticated by human inspectors.

 

EBAy Is Finally Doing Something about Counterfeit Goods

Gizmodo (New York, N.Y.)

When I was 18 years old, I bought a baby Louis Vuitton handbag off of eBay. It was about $300 and light blue.

 

Why Amazon Is Losing Its Battle Against Chinese Counterfeiters

Forbes (Washington, D.C.)

“Amazon has zero tolerance for the sale of counterfeit items on our site.”

 

 

PLAY EQUIPMENT

 

No Child's Play: Making Playgrounds Safer for Children in Singapore

Channel News Asia (Singapore)

Playgrounds here will be made safer for children when new safety standards are issued in the first half of this year.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Pool Fence Regulations: What Does a Safe Fence Look Like?

Brisbane Times (Brisbane, Australia)

This summer has been particularly devastating for drowning deaths: on our beaches, in waterholes and in backyard pools.