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Monday January 14, 2019

Briefs and Charts

Christmas Trees: NFPA January 3 urged (bit.ly/2Rj3GAq) taking them down by pointing to data it said show that while infrequent, related fires tend to be severe with higher death rates.

 

Consumer Rights: The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission January 3 clarified consumer rights related to faulty products, including safety issues. It included common misperceptions and links to tools and guidance. See bit.ly/2D2CJIA.

 

REACH: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) January 9 said it has begun a joint enforcement action with all EU/EEA nations on registration requirements. Focus in on substances imported or made in one- to 100-ton quantities. Inspections will occur in 2019 with a report targeted for late 2020. See bit.ly/2FmirLH.

 

Lighters: ISO January said updates to its ISO 9994 standard involve flame heights and fuel storage quantities. See its statement at bit.ly/2QDE6Rm.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Hazard

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy

 

Due to the ongoing government shutdown, CPSC last issued a recall notice on December 20.

 

1 Dates in parentheses are original dates for reannouncements. 2Numbers in parentheses are units in joint recalls with Health Canada (C) and/or Mexico's Profeco (M). (U)=unspecified

 

CPSC Calendar *

When

CPSCers

With

Topic

Where

To Learn More

 

The following meetings are contingent on the end of the ongoing government shutdown.

 

Jan 14

2:30-

Robert Adler and staff

PGMA

G300 standard

Bethesda, Md.

Maureen Kentoff,

mkentoff@cpsc.gov

Jan 22

10:00

Scott Ayes

ASTM F15.45

Candle incidents

Teleconference

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Jan 23

2:00p

Hope Nesteruk and others

ASTM F15.16

F1004 updates

Teleconference

Nesteruk,

hnesteruk@cpsc.gov

* (w) = webcast will be available on CPSC website; underscored names are commissioners; times are local; teleconferences are EST/EDT.

ASTM Proposals

Subject

(Work Item) Standard

Related to

Contact

Playing Surfaces

(WK66474) F1936 - 10(2015) Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Turf Playing Systems as Measured in the Field

Repeatability and reproducibility

Joe Koury, jkoury@astm.org

 

ASTM New, Reapproved and Revised Standards

Subject

Standard

Contact

Bicycles

F2043-13(2018), Standard Classification for Bicycle Usage

Joe Koury, jkoury@astm.org

Building Material

E119-18ce1, Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

Tom O'Toole, totoole@astm.org

Dishwashers

F860-07(2018)e1, Standard Specification for Hot Water Sanitizing Commercial Dishwashing Machines, Multiple Tank, Rackless Conveyor Type

Kristy Straiton, kstraiton@astm.org

Playing Surfaces

F1702 - 10(2018), Standard Test Method for Measuring Impact-Attenuation Characteristics of Natural Playing Surface Systems Using a Lightweight Portable Apparatus

Joe Koury, jkoury@astm.org

Ski Goggles

F659-10(2018), Standard Specification for Ski and Snowboard Goggles

Joe Koury, jkoury@astm.org

Vegetable Peelers

F1371-13(2018)e1, Standard Specification for Vegetable Peeling Machines, Electric

Kristy Straiton, kstraiton@astm.org

Wrestling Mats

F2983-13(2018), Standard Guide for Manufacturers for Labeling and Care Instructions for Wrestling Mats

Joe Koury, jkoury@astm.org

 

UL Proposals and Outlines

Subject

Date

Standard

Related to

Contact

Air Conditioners

1/4/19

UL 484, Room Air Conditioners

Dielectric strength, circuits

Alan.T.McGrath@ul.com

Cables

1/10/19

UL 854, Service-Entrance Cables

Marker threads, more

Linda.L.Phinney@ul.com

Power Cords

1/4/19

UL 817, Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords

Measuring lengths

Linda.L.Phinney@ul.com

Transformers

1/7/19

UL 1562, Transformers, Distribution, Dry-Type - Over 600 Volts

Thermal aging

Patricia.A.Sena@ul.com

 

UL New Editions and Revised Standards

Subject

Date

Standard

Contact

Arc Fault Equipment

1/4/19

UL 2748, Arcing Fault Quenching Equipment

Derrick.L.Martin@ul.com

Microwave Ovens

1/3/19

UL 923, Microwave Cooking Appliances

Amy.K.Walker@ul.com

Plastic

1/8/19

UL 1692, Polymeric Materials - Coil Forms

Derrick.L.Martin@ul.com

 

Non-U.S. Recalls

Country

Product

Date

Company

Hazard

Incidents Reported

Units

Sold

Remedy

Australia

Air Conditioners: Braemar SCHF21C3S and SCHF25C3S

1/8/19

Seeley International

Power factor correction capacitors can fail

(U)

(U)

Oct 2016-Mar 2018

Repairs

 

Bicycles: Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus

1/8/19

Specialized Australia

Steerer tube collar can crack

(U)

4,409

Jan 2016-Jan 2019

Replacement collars

 

Candle Holders: Christmas Cheer Branch

1/8/19

Eastern Ocean

Wreath around holder is flammable

(U)

(U)

Sep 2018-Dec 2018

Refunds

 

Coveralls: S18 NB147950 and S18 NB148008 cotton, babies

1/9/18

Target Australia

Zipper pull can detach

(U)

(U)

May 2018-Dec 2018

Refunds

Canada

Bathroom Cleaner: 600002 355mL

1/3/19

Norwex Canada

Inadequate hazard labeling

None

14,303

May 2018-Nov 2018

(U)

"dispose of"

 

Dolls: Montoy Little Princess

1/3/19

Dollarama

DEHP

None

111,378

Sep 2017-Dec 2018

Refunds

 

Icicle Lights: Life at Home 50 count LED

1/3/19

Loblaw

Overheating

Four but no injuries

847

Sep 2018-Dec 2018

Refunds

New Zealand

Bath Toys: Dolphins, ducks, and frogs

1/3/19

SDL Trading

Small parts

(U)

(U)

(U)

Refunds

 

Plush Toys: Reindeer

1/3/19

AMP Capital

Nose can detach

(U)

(U)

(U)

(U)

"return"

 

Rattles: TOY023

1/8/19

Kentsing Trading

Drop test failure

(U)

(U)

(U)

(U)

"dispose of"

 

Riding Mowers: Kubota Z411KW-48-AU and Z421KW-54-AU

1/10/18

CB Norwood Distributors

Rollover protection system can fail

(U)

(U)

(U)

Repairs

 

Toy Vehicles: Remote Control 1:6 - ATV Madness

1/4/19

Kmart New Zealand

USB chargers can overheat

(U)

(U)

Oct 2018-Dec 2018

Refunds

United

Baby Blankets: 4.0 Tog Duvet

1/7/19

Argos

Over-insulated (babies can overheat)

(U)

(U)

(U)

Refunds

Kingdom

Keyrings: Squish Me 50175, 50179, 50206, 49956, and 50101

1/8/19

Claire's

Small parts can detach

(U)

(U)

May 2018-Oct 2018

Refunds

 

Power Adapters: 0910

1/8/19

Unknown

Small creepage and clearance distances

(U)

(U)

(U)

(U)

"destruction"

 

Power Adapters: CN-05G53P-LOC00-XXX-XXXX-AXX

1/8/19

Dell

End caps can separate

(U)

61

Jan 2017-Mar 2017

Replacements

(U) = Unspecified in the notice.

 

EU Safety Gate (RAPEX) Notices Issued January 4 (Report 1)

Country

Product (number of notices)

Hazard

Action

Croatia

Climbing Gear: Rock Empire Dynamax

Poor load resistance

Voluntary withdrawal/recall

 

Climbing Harnesses: Roca Amazonia B6122

Stitching can break

Voluntary recall

Cyprus

Magnets: En Shrine Cake

Food-like

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Magnets: Jumbo Squisny G4232 Cake

Food-like

Mandatory withdrawal

Czech Rep.

Perfume: Yvfs Saint Laorfnt Opium (counterfeit)

Allergenic substances

Mandatory withdrawal

Estonia

Gloves: Birreti leather

Chromium VI

Voluntary withdrawal

Finland

Soldering Wire: Cynel Unipress Juotostina (two)

Lead

Ban

 

Tealight Candles: Depesche 441243_A

Attached to cardboard

Ban and mandatory recall

France

Disinfectant: Silcare Hydro Sept

Inadequate ingredient labeling

Voluntary withdrawal/recall

 

Play Equipment: Pilsan Castle Slide 07962

Lead in paint

Voluntary recall

 

Slime: Unknown brand Magnetic Putty

Barium, lead, and boron

Voluntary recall

 

Teething Rings: Janod Baby Pop

Bead can detach

Voluntary recall

 

Toy Blocks: Universe of Imagination Discovery

Loose small parts

Voluntary withdrawal/recall

Hungary

Plush Toys: Unknown brand QQV-115 monkey

Nose can detach

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

Italy

Glitter Spray: Idea's Christmas Spray

Inadequate safety labeling

Ban

Portugal

Plush Pajama Bags: JJA Range various animals

Zippers can detach

Voluntary recall

Slovakia

Plush Toys: Aurora YooHoo (counterfeit)

Suction cups can detach

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

Plush Toys: Best All 920973 bear

Eyes can detach

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

Plush Toys: Unknown brand A-20089 bear

Eyes, nose, suction cups detach

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

Slovenia

Floodlights: Emos Futura2 ZS1821

Inadequate safety labeling

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Floodlights: JAKA&I LR20S/LED

Inadequate safety labeling

Voluntary withdrawal

Spain

Beach Toys: Marco's Juguete Playa

Sharp points

Import rejection

 

Boots: Camelot children's taupe or pink

Rhinestones can detach

Import rejection

 

Dolls: Super Juguete Cute 1836

Small parts can break off

Import rejection

 

Extension Cords: Innova VD3015DU

Shutters too loose

Import rejection

 

Lounges: Crespo various models

Legs lack locking mechanisms

Import rejections

 

Shoes: Scalpers Marshall 16329 men's

Chromium VI

Import rejection

 

Toy Tea Sets: Panritos Luxury Kitchen Play Set

Parts can break into sharp edges

Import rejection

Sweden

Decorative Trees: Konstsmide 3377-600 LED

Short chain chlorinated paraffins

Voluntary withdrawal

U.K.

Power Adapters: Unknown brand 0910

Small creepage/clearance

Voluntary destruction