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Apr 29 2019

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An approved Washington State bill awaiting the governor's signature would expand chemical notification duties beyond manufacturers of children's products.


Apr 29 2019

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CPSC staff urged three steps to address hyperthermia deaths linked to electric space heaters, according to their analysis made available April 24.


Apr 29 2019

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Commissioners voted 5-0 earlier in April to begin the process towards potentially adding spandex to the list of materials CPSC exempts from flammability testing.


Apr 29 2019

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The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) confirmed that some of its members were among those receiving letters from CPSC about disclosure of information outside 6(b) procedures.


Apr 29 2019

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) April 7 set out a regulatory map to assess and plan its work.


Apr 29 2019

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On 29 March 2019, a new EU regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union which aims to improve the application of the mutual recognition principle for goods and remove unjustified barriers to trade within the EU.


Apr 29 2019

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On 5 April 2019, the European Commission April 5released its 2018 report on the Safety Gate rapid alert system.


Apr 29 2019

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Briefs on CPSC brass, CPSC priorities, smoke alarms, chemicals, asbestos plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Apr 22 2019

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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.


Apr 22 2019

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Consumer Reports (CR) April 18 told PSL it saw a "duty" to consumers to publicize incidents CPSC provided outside the 6(b) process, and it confirmed the connection to the Fisher-Price Rock 'n' Play matter.

Apr 22 2019

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The April 12 Fisher-Price recall of Rock 'n' Play inclined sleepers followed about a week after CPSC and the company warned to stop use.


Apr 22 2019

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CPSC staff got pushback April 16 about an idea that warning tags on crib bumpers and liners be affixed on all four sides.


Apr 22 2019

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CPSC and other independent agencies starting May 11 must take extra steps in developing rules, guidances, policies, and similar regulatory documents.


Apr 22 2019

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission April 15 announced four enforcement actions involving toy safety.


Apr 22 2019

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The April 16 annual report from the U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is very short on product safety activities.


Apr 22 2019

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Briefs on CPSC budget, whistleblowers, chainsaws, Brexit, and harmonization plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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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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ASTM February 19 began the process of moving towards an F15 standard for high-powered, separable magnets not sold as toys.


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CPSC February 12 released a recall app for mobile devices.


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CPSC's absence from the recall scene meant that some companies took such actions without the agency.


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Expect a separate, early report on the Internet of Thing (IoT) prior to the one being worked on by CPSC staff.


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Owners of BOB jogging strollers will have to participate in an instructional program and then categorized their abilities before being eligible for replacement parts or other offerings under a settlement agreement between CPSC and Britax.


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Handling the Internet of Things (IoT) across a diversity of products was a main theme of discussion November 14 between CPSC staff and UL representatives.


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Consumer Product Safety Leadership Is Focused on Policy, Not Politics

The Hill (Washington, D.C.)

A partisan narrative appears to be behind stories that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and its current leadership is not protecting the public.

 

Parents Who Lost Children to Furniture Tip-Overs Warn Others, Advocate for Change

WJLA (Washington, D.C.)

“I went to wake him from a nap. Shane passed away March 14th, 2011 just after his second birthday in February and I went to wake him from a nap, and he was under his dresser,” recalled mother Lisa Siefert.

 

Microplastics Are Blowing in the Wind

Scientific American (New York, N.Y.)

Amid the rugged peaks of the Vicdessos region of the French Pyrenees, the only visible signs of a human presence are a smattering of villages and the odd hiker or skier; it is considered a pristine environment.

 

Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS

NPR (Washington, D.C.)

Scientists are ramping up research on the possible health effects of a large group of common but little-understood chemicals used in water-resistant clothing, stain-resistant furniture, nonstick cookware and many other consumer products.