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May 02 2016

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A CPSC contractor's literature review made available April 25 provided little information about research into certain phthalates and heavy metals in engineered wood products (EWPs).


May 02 2016

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CPSC staff is targeting June 15 for a public hearing on the commission's fiscal 2017 and 2018 agenda and priorities.


May 02 2016

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U.S. fire losses have improved, but the nation still has a "major fire problem" compared to some countries.


May 02 2016

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Four consumer groups April 26 called on CPSC to describe IKEA's offer to remedy tipping dressers as a recall.


May 02 2016

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The Portable Generator Manufacturers Association (PGMA) April 20 wrote CPSC that it will be taking six steps related to mitigating carbon monoxide incidents.


May 02 2016

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An analysis of the EU's classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) regulation will aim to evaluate its implementation and interaction with other chemical regulations.


May 02 2016

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The European Commission April 25 described the 13% decline in RAPEX notification in 2015 as a "slight drop."


May 02 2016

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CPSC chairman Elliot Kaye April 22 said that CPSC staff "opened an investigation" related to assertions regarding lead levels in jewelry-making kits.


May 02 2016

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Health Canada April 22 said that in the quarter that ended December 31, it received 419 health and safety reports on consumer products.


May 02 2016

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The Australian government April 22 offered a plain language guide to the nation's product safety law.


May 02 2016

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Briefs on firewalled labs, pool drains, third-party labs, bicycles, and more.


May 02 2016

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Briefs on booster seats, baby tubs, vacuum cleaners, bath heaters, electric locks, and more.


May 02 2016

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Briefs on hoverboards, REACH, chairs, snow blowers, more.


Apr 25 2016

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) April 20 called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help address window coverings with dangerous cords.


Apr 25 2016

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CPSC April 20 said it has signed cooperative agreements with 20 groups or people to be "advocates" or "community leaders" in its Anchor It! efforts that target tipping furniture.


Apr 25 2016

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) April 19 said it has added five sports to its Heads UP microsite.


Apr 25 2016

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Use of electronic devices accounted for 13% of fatal crashes in 2014 due to distracted driving, according to a report made available April 18 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Apr 25 2016

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Marketing and liability concerns are complicating CPSC's work with an ASTM F15.72 panel looking at warning labels for torch fuel and lamp oil packaging.


Apr 25 2016

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he Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) April 18 said its recent data gathering work on counterfeiting and other intellectual property violations can serve as a basis for more targeted case studies.


Apr 25 2016

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EU ingestion estimates for toy materials would remain as they are under an April 15 report by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER).


Apr 25 2016

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The EU's new personal protective equipment (PPE) regulation has been published in the Official Journal and entered into force on 21 April 2016.


Apr 25 2016

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) handled 58 recalls involving general consumer products in the last quarter of calendar 2015.


Apr 25 2016

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission April 19 said it is taking court action against Baby City Retail Investments over cribs.

Apr 25 2016

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Three suppliers of high lift jacks each paid AU$10,200 in Australia for selling units deemed out of compliance with mandatory requirements.


Apr 25 2016

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Briefs on crumb rubbers, safety seats, furniture, battery packs, drywall lifts, off-highway vehicles, and more.

Apr 25 2016

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Briefs on boilers, cooktops, deep-fat fryers, headgear, pans, and more.


Apr 25 2016

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Briefs on e-cigarettes, Canada, chairs, fans, hedge trimmers, motorcycle gloves, and more.


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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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Industry representatives March 3 sought advice on pictograms, warning language, and their placement for coin cell batteries.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Jourová: “I Am Not Happy and I Have to Go to China to See How We Can Improve Our Products”

New Europe (Brussels, Belgium)

The European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourová, acknowledged concern about the lack of progress in reducing dangerous products entering the EU market from China on Monday, announcing plans to travel to China to address the issue.

 

China Customs Cracking Down on Counterfeit Products

CCTV (Beijing, China)

Chinese Customs have been ramping up efforts to stop counterfeit goods from crossing its borders, with a three-year long campaign codenamed "Breeze.”

 

 

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Parents Ask Duluth School District to Remove Rubber Playground Mulch

Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minn.)

A group of parents is asking the Duluth school district to replace rubber playground mulch before federal agencies studying its effects release their recommendations.

 

 

TOYS

 

The 'Other' Source Of Lead Contamination: Your Child's Toys

Forbes (New York, N.Y.)

As news of lead contamination in drinking water from old and decaying pipes in the city of Flint, Michigan, continues to stream in, it’s also important to recognize other potential sources of lead exposure which may contribute to lead poisoning that some may be unaware of.