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Jul 23 2018

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Product Safety Letter will not have a July 30, 2018, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue will be Vol. 47, No. 29. It will be dated August 6, 2018.


Jul 23 2018

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The House July 13 passed HR 50 by a vote of 230-168.


Jul 23 2018

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Administrative law judge (ALJ) Cameron Elliot rejected a motion to stay CPSC's Britax recall case.


Jul 23 2018

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The shipping technique of compressing and rolling mattress to fit them into boxes likely will be reviewed by an ASTM F15.66 working group on crib mattresses.


Jul 23 2018

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An ASTM F15.20 panel July 18 discussed the challenge of test equipment potentially skewing results.


Jul 23 2018

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CPSC staffers July 18 wrote to the commission of their plans to review the compliance of adult portable bed rails with ASTM requirements.


Jul 23 2018

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CPSC July 16 urged input in an open comment period on recall effectiveness.


Jul 23 2018

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The U.K. should create cooperative arrangements with EU product safety regulators, according to a July 12 U.K. government report on Brexit options.


Jul 23 2018

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The Australian consumer group Choice July 16 said that mattress issues were the main problem it found in test failures of portable cribs.


Jul 23 2018

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Briefs on garage door openers, smoke alarms, upholstered furniture, mirrors, and more.


Jul 23 2018

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Briefs on aerial adventures, declarable substances, 5-gallon buckets, bath bars, drawstrings, and more.


Jul 23 2018

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Briefs on nanomaterials, scientific uncertainty, bicycles, infant tubs, lifejackets, and more.


Jul 16 2018

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Both sides in the Britax recall case July 10 jointly requested a stay due to legal and policy developments involving administrative law judges (ALJs) at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


Jul 16 2018

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Commissioners voted 4-0 to update rules at 16 CFR 1211 on garage door operators.


Jul 16 2018

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There was an estimated annual average of 363,900 residential structure fires from 2013 to 2015, according to a report CPSC made available July 12.


Jul 16 2018

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There was an annual average of 3,900 hotel/motel fires during 2014-2016, according to data made available July 9 from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Jul 16 2018

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CPSC got only one comment – positive – on its recent update of its Section 104 rule on non-full-size cribs.


Jul 16 2018

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Members of an ASTM F15.72 panel on portable fireplaces July 10 seemed near to finishing their work on crafting a standard.


Jul 16 2018

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An ASTM F15 ad hoc panel is in the early stages of looking at consistent wording on batteries in juvenile product standards.


Jul 16 2018

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Members of an ASTM F15.18 working group July 12 decided how to deal with different shaped replacement play yard mattresses.


Jul 16 2018

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The holding company for former seller of Buckyballs, Maxfield & Oberton, July 9 was cleared by a jury of defective design allegations.


Jul 16 2018

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DG Growth July 7 pointed to proposed restrictions on four phthalates: BBP, DBP, DEHP, and DIBP.


Jul 16 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) July 11 said that it is planning a 2021 launch of a database of hazardous chemicals in "articles."


Jul 16 2018

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The UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) July 11 promoted a CPSCer's assertion that unsafe consumer products cost the U.S. some $1 trillion per year.


Jul 16 2018

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Health Canada July 11 published updates to its toys requirements related to magnets.


Jul 16 2018

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The European Commission is assessing a roadmap document aimed at endocrine disruptors.


Jul 16 2018

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The EC's Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) July 12 publish findings on health effects of light emitting diodes (LEDs).


Jul 16 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency in July made available a new product categorization guide aimed at poison response.


Jul 16 2018

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A July 10 European Commission report found generally good movement towards animal testing alternatives.


Jul 16 2018

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CPSC June 11 pointed consumers to the updated contact information in the decades-running remedy effort involving latches on certain cedar chests.


Jul 16 2018

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Briefs on phthalates, avalanche transceivers, blister packs, sleepwear, snow bikes, and more.


Jul 16 2018

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Briefs on outdoor chairs, doors/gates, ice makers, conduit, marking/labeling, optical fiber, and more.


Jul 16 2018

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Briefs on counterfeits, chemicals, chainsaws, lights, toy trains, bicycle carriers, infant clothing, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic October 18 announced his resignation effective close of business Friday, October 20.


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Companies that make and sell products, and the agencies that regulate them, are inundated with massive amounts of data received from a wide variety of sources.


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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.


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Three Cheers for Regulation

Project Syndicate (Prague, Czech Republic)

Contrary to the simplistic view that regulation is inevitably bad for business, there are three important channels through which regulation can benefit an economy

 

 

BLOGS

 

We include some blogs because the contents may be informative or interesting to readers of Product Safety Daily. Inclusion is neither an endorsement by PSL of any products, services or positions nor an indication of any arrangement, financial or otherwise, between PSL and the writers of the blogs.

Where and Why Has Agency Rulemaking Declined under Trump

Brookings

Deregulation has been hailed as one of the Trump administration’s top policy accomplishments.

 

 

AMUSEMENT RIDES

 

Year after State Fair Tragedy, Families ‘Live with This Every Day’

Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)

A year after the Ohio State Fair went from a scene of Americana to a deadly midway horror show, little has changed in the way Ohio’s eight full-time inspectors oversee the state’s 3,800 rides, the Dayton Daily News found.

 

 

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES

 

Is Your Cellphone Giving You Cancer? A Comprehensive Guide to the Messy, Frustrating Research.

Vox (Washington, D.C.)

“Get that thing off your skull.”