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Oct 16 2017

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CPSC's multi-hour staff briefing October 11 on the phthalates rulemaking likely was the next-to-last discussion prior to a final decision on the decade-long effort.


Oct 16 2017

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More comments appeared the week of October 9 on CPSC's docket for its request about easing regulatory burdens.


Oct 16 2017

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Two recent CPSC happenings involve ATVs and passengers.


Oct 16 2017

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Commissioners were slated to vote by ballot as PSL went to press on delegating authority for granting firewalled-lab status.


Oct 16 2017

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Commissioners voted 5-0 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for a CPSC regulatory relief determination.

Oct 16 2017

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There were about 1.34 million U.S. fires in 2016 with some 475,500 in structures, according to data just available from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Oct 16 2017

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There was an estimated annual average of 358,500 home structure fires during 2011-2015, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Oct 16 2017

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There was an estimated annual average of 4,980 fires in educational structures in 2011-2015, according to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Oct 16 2017

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An F15.16 working group October 9 decided on movement towards dealing with certain reclining seat accessories in the F404 high chair standard.


Oct 16 2017

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An ASTM F15.18 working group October 11 decided to move towards an alternate gap test in the F406 play-yard standard.

Oct 16 2017

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The 172 RAPEX reports received in September puts the year-to-date total at 1,555.


Oct 16 2017

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The EC processed 298 RAPEX reactions in September, so the year-to-date tally is at 2,774.


Oct 16 2017

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Briefs on magnets, infant tubs, Spectrum, subject protections, safety seats, CPSC contracts, and more.


Oct 16 2017

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Briefs on amusement rides, pole vault, area lighting, building material, buoyant devices, doors, and more.


Oct 16 2017

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Briefs on bicycle helmets, cribs, heaters, lighters, massage cushions, sleepwear, and more.

Oct 09 2017

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Comments to CPSC on burden-reduction ranged from industry-specific to general.

Oct 09 2017

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The Senate Commerce Committee October 5 forwarded the two nominations of CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle although one vote came with party-line opposition.

Oct 09 2017

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CPSC's inspector general office September 29 made nine recommendations to improve the agency's telework program.

Oct 09 2017

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There were about 45,900 residential heating fires in 2013-2015.


Oct 09 2017

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) September 29 wrote about the future potential of house-wide sensors that detect multiple dangerous substances.


Oct 09 2017

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Avoid sleep positioners, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised October 3.


Oct 09 2017

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) October 3 said costs and privacy concerns are potential hindrances to 2018 substance registration deadlines.


Oct 09 2017

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There is a disconnect between companies' chemical management activity and sustainability, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said October 4.

Oct 09 2017

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The Washington State Department of Ecology September 29 updated its Children's Safe Product Reporting Rule.


Oct 09 2017

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Rhode Island will set a July 1, 2019 effective date for its new law banning organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) above 100 ppm in residential upholstered furniture or mattresses.


Oct 09 2017

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Briefs on Spectrum Brands, magnets, CPSC calendar, composite woods, bicycle brakes, and more.


Oct 09 2017

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Briefs on amusement rides, burn through, sleeping bags, appliances, boilers, buoyant devices, conduit, and more.

Oct 09 2017

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Briefs on ECHA, endocrine disrupters, off-road motorcycles, costumes, lighters, plates/bowls, and more.

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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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Uncover Full Extent of Kobe Steel’s Misconduct and Secure Product Safety

The Japan News (Tokyo, Japan)

Dishonest acts by a leading Japanese maker of industrial materials are shaking trust in its products both at home and abroad.

 

Japanese Steelmaker Admits False Safety Information

Voice of America (Washington, D.C.)

The Japanese manufacturer Kobe Steel is investigating problems with safety inspection information about its products.

 

 

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Off-Road Vehicle Deaths Are Rising: Here's What You Should Know to Keep your Kids Safe

KULR (Billings, Mont.)

Many kids and even adults are cruising around on off-road vehicles.