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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
May 01 2017

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A potential court challenge to CPSC's move to target CO emissions from portable generators is being signaled.


May 01 2017

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CPSC members voted 3-2 on party lines April 27 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for table saws.


May 01 2017

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An ASTM F15.68 panel on baby monitors April 27 decided to move towards incorporating battery provisions from the F963 toy standards.

May 01 2017

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CPSC has been informed about pediatric incidents associated with the button batteries sold with flameless candles/tealights, members of the Button Battery Task Force learned April 25.

May 01 2017

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CPSC April 25 launched an educational initiative aimed at educating children in grades 3 to 7 about product safety.


May 01 2017

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Help in getting companies to understand how product safety means more than regulatory compliance was the top request to CPSC April 25 from representatives of the Promotional Products Association International.


May 01 2017

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CPSC members April 24 got input on collecting and analyzing data with eyes to catching product safety trends and minimizing recalls.


May 01 2017

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At least keeping tabs on candle-making kits was one of the outcomes of an ASTM F15.45 panel that reviews candle fire incidents.


May 01 2017

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The Senate will consider a version of the Regulatory Accountability Act.


May 01 2017

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The European Commission opened a public consultation to July 7 on amending the Cosmetics Regulation to ban or restrict the use of four additional chemicals in cosmetic products.


May 01 2017

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An April 21 report to the U.K. parliament gave an update on the nation's review of its product safety system.

May 01 2017

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Health Canada seeks feedback by June 6 on updating its rules covering playpens.

May 01 2017

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On April 6, representatives from industries most affected by counterfeiting (toy, leather, pharmaceuticals and construction) stressed the urgent need for the European Union to adapt to the growth of counterfeit products and put in place better controls and market surveillance.


May 01 2017

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Briefs on elevators, government overlap, cleansing products, bicycle stems, booties, and more.

May 01 2017

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Briefs on lightning protection, office furnishings, photocontrols, polymeric materials, and more.


May 01 2017

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Briefs on SVHCs, toys, caster boards, furniture, speed controllers, and more.

Apr 24 2017

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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.


Apr 24 2017

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CPSC staff April 19 suggested to JPMA that potential collaboration could extend beyond traditional nursery products. This could include areas like tipping furniture.


Apr 24 2017

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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.


Apr 24 2017

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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.


Apr 24 2017

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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.


Apr 24 2017

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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.


Apr 24 2017

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CPSC would operate in very limited fashion in the event of a government shutdown later this month.


Apr 24 2017

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Briefs on elevators, Viking Range, toys, flame retardants, caster boards, chairs, food dehydrators, and more.


Apr 24 2017

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


Apr 24 2017

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Briefs on online shopping, furniture, luggage straps, child mortality, batteries, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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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.


Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC staff April 19 suggested to JPMA that potential collaboration could extend beyond traditional nursery products.


Subscriber-Only Story

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.


Subscriber-Only Story

Battery safety is the topic of an all-day training session by CPSC staff scheduled to occur May 16 in Shenzhen, China.


Subscriber-Only Story

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.


Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on elevators, Viking Range, toys, flame retardants, caster boards, chairs, food dehydrators, and more.


Subscriber-Only Story

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


Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on online shopping, furniture, luggage straps, child mortality, batteries, and more.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Preventing Skynet: Securing Robotic and IoT Devices

SC Magazine (New York, N.Y.)

Unsecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the increasing use of automation are leading to vulnerable robotic device, robots if you will, that if compromised by a hacker could inflict physical harm to human not to mention opening the device possibly compromising all types of personal information.

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

Study: Children at Greater Risk of ATV Injury

The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)

Juvenile all-terrain vehicle riders are at a much greater risk of injury than their adult counterparts, according to a recent study conducted by a team of doctors and research and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

 

 

BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.

 

Hastings Man Wants Self-Balancing Scooters Banned

Hastings Tribune (Hastings, Neb.)

The brother of a 48-year-old Hastings man severely burned by an exploding self-balancing scooter/hoverboard in his home early Easter Sunday morning said he wants to see the products banned.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Protect Children and Pets from Window Falls

Altus Times (Altus, Okla.)

After a long winter, it is hard to resist the urge to fling open the windows and invite in spring’s warmer temperatures.

 

 

FURNITURE

 

Falling TVs Are Injuring and Killing Small Children

WBMA (Birmingham, Ala)

Keisha Bowles shows us a blanket with photos of her daughter Chance.

 

 

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS & CLEANING PRODUCTS

 

Laundry Pods: More Cleaning Power and More Danger to Children

WJBK (Detroit, Mich.)

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, liquid laundry packets contain concentrated detergent and pose a poisoning threat to children. In 2016, there were 11,528 calls to poison centers related to laundry packet incidents involving young children.

 

 

JUVENILE PRODUCTS & CHILDCARE ITEMS

 

Putting Babies in Boxes to Prevent Infant Deaths Catching on in NY

The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)

Putting babies to sleep in cardboard boxes, a new strategy to prevent infant deaths, is catching on across New York state and may soon arrive in Syracuse.

 

 

LEAD

 

Pass Legislation to Protect Colorado Children from Lead Poisoning

Denver Post (Denver, Colo.)

House Bill 1306 is a common-sense bill that will help protect Colorado children from lead poisoning.

 

Buffalo a "Lead Hazard Hotspot" According to Reuters Investigation

WBFO (Buffalo, N.Y.)

An investigative report released by Reuters News shows the City of Buffalo to be one of the most at-risk cities in the nation for child exposure to lead.

 

Get The Lead Out

WSAU (Wausau, Wis.)

A package of bills being introduced at the Capitol could help with efforts to quickly identify cases of lead poisoning in children.