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Jul 22 2019

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The full House Committee on Energy and Commerce July 17 substantively amended a bill on clothing storage units (CSUs) while voting to forward six CPSC related bills total.


Jul 22 2019

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Commissioners were set to vote by ballot near the PSL deadline on whether to update the Section 104 rule on full-size cribs.


Jul 22 2019

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Whether cabinet safety locks should have on-product markings got some initial discussion June 17 during an ASTM F15.76 teleconference.


Jul 22 2019

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Electrical cutoff and control devices are in line to be the first technology reviewed by a joint task group looking at connected cooktops.


Jul 22 2019

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The bulk of a July 12 ASTM F15.75 teleconference on connected products involved refining the focus of an in-the-works guidance standard.


Jul 22 2019

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Informing consumers about symptoms was among the topics July 12 in an ASTM F15.77 teleconference on strong magnet sets not meant for children.


Jul 22 2019

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Updates on cadmium and phthalates in children's jewelry were among the issues addressed July 18 during an ASTM F15.24 teleconference.


Jul 22 2019

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An ASTM F15.74 panel July 15 decided to limit its work to weighted blankets and not to address similar products like weighted garments or toys.


Jul 22 2019

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The United Kingdom and New Zealand the week of July 15 both announced efforts aimed at reducing the use of fire retardants in upholstered furniture.


Jul 22 2019

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Infant bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products will get safety reviews, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced July 12.


Jul 22 2019

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Briefs on pools, generators, lead, dryers, surveillance, and POPs, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jul 15 2019

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The House consumer protection subcommittee July 10 forwarded six CPSC bills to the larger Energy and Commerce Committee, and leaders expressed intent to keep working on a seventh.


Jul 15 2019

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Manufacturing tolerances was a concern July 10 of members of an ASTM F15.18 working group looking at play yard mattresses.


Jul 15 2019

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The U.K. Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) July 10 confirmed reaching an agreement with Whirlpool to begin publicizing a dryer recall around July 22.


Jul 15 2019

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Health Canada got 718 product safety reports in the quarter that ended March 31.


Jul 15 2019

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Health Canada received 2,355 consumer product reports in calendar 2018, according to data it distributed July 4.


Jul 15 2019

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The EC is seeking applicants to study the effects of the 2018 REACH registration activity.


Jul 15 2019

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Comment by August 8 on an EC consultation on sustainable batteries, including safety issues.


Jul 15 2019

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The U.S Fire Administration (USFA) recently added to its pictograph sets, most of them directly targeting product safety.


Jul 15 2019

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Grills and similar products were involved in an annual average of 10,200 home fires for 2013-2017, according to recent data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Jul 15 2019

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Safety is one of the aspects of a draft plan for federal engagement on artificial intelligence (AI).


Jul 15 2019

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Briefs on generators, expansion gates, toxicity, and phthalates, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle will leave the commission October 27 and will step down as agency head September 30.


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The 29 people or entities who received CPSC Information Clearinghouse data outside the 6(b) process included companies, journalists, researchers, lawyers and others.


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CPSC members May 21 voted 2-3 against a motion by Commissioner Dana Baiocco to bring in a detailee from FBI, DOJ or similar agency to investigate the large disclosure of information outside 6(b) procedures.


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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."


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


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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.


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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.


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


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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."


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


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

How Can I Protect Children from Summer Injuries?

The Collegian (Fresno, Calif.)

Summer is the best time for kids to get outside and play with their friends.

 

 

BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.

 

Why Electric Scooters Companies Are Getting Serious About Safety

CityLab (Washington, D.C.)

Lime, the micromobility company that’s flooded the streets of more than 100 cities around the world with fleets of green-and-white electric scooters, launched a Public Policy and Safety Advisory Board last week.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

NJ to Regulate School Floor Manufacturers after Mercury Vapors Discovered

Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, N.J.)

Gym floor and school track manufacturers for schools will face tighter regulations, after the discovery of mercury-tainted fumes closed gymnasiums in districts across the state.

 

Cladding Crisis Result of Building Industry Privatisation

Brisbane Times (Brisbane, Australia)

The “annihilation” of local government’s role in overseeing Victorian building approvals has directly contributed to Melbourne's cladding crisis, one of the state’s top construction consultants says.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Drowning Is a Leading Cause of Death for Kids and Teens. Here's What Parents Need to Know

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.)

Just weeks after her son drowned, Tennessee mom Nicole Hughes wrote a public plea to the American Academy of Pediatrics to better educate parents on the danger.

 

 

SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION

 

Thousands Hurt by Flying Beach Umbrellas

WBAL (Baltimore, Md.)

Beach umbrellas uprooted by wind can be an unexpected danger. Thousands of people have been injured nationwide.