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Nov 20 2017

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Commissioners are slated to vote by November 21 on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to address tipovers of clothing storage units.


Nov 20 2017

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Commissioners have a November 21 due date to cast ballots for a direct final rule involving recent changes to the F963 toy standard.

Nov 20 2017

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CPSC knows of seven deaths associated with toys in 2016, and NEISS data show an estimated 240,000 injuries that year.

Nov 20 2017

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The annual toy safety lists and warnings have begun coming out.


Nov 20 2017

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There was an estimated annual average of 48 electrocution deaths in 2010-2013 involving consumer products.


Nov 20 2017

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CPSC knows of 27 pediatric poisoning deaths in 2014, according to data it made available November 9.

Nov 20 2017

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CPSC November 9 made available its October letter to ASTM on setting baseline numbers for assessing the success of the F3159-15e1 laundry packet standard.

Nov 20 2017

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The advocacy group Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families November promoted what it calls a "victory" in getting retailers to set product content requirements.


Nov 20 2017

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CPSC's Inspector General office November 8 made two recommendations related to the agency's financial and payment data handling.


Nov 20 2017

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Comment by December 15 on an issue paper on updating Australia's "quad bike" requirements.


Nov 20 2017

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The Grenfell Tower incident was a large part of the rise in fire-related injuries and deaths in England last year, according to November 9 data from the U.K. Home Office.


Nov 20 2017

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There need to be better electrical safety standards for rental properties in the United Kingdom, according to a November 7 report from that nation's local government agency.


Nov 20 2017

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The European Commission processed 154 RAPEX reports in October.


Nov 20 2017

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European nations in October nations sent 287 reactions to other nations' RAPEX reports, putting the year-to-date total at 3,061.


Nov 20 2017

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Briefs on hoverboards, large fires, CPSC operating plan, crossbows, fireworks, and more.

Nov 20 2017

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Briefs on fire tests, marine surfaces, wave makers, high chairs, arc welders, and more.


Nov 20 2017

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Briefs on AC adapters, pajamas, electrical boxes, eyebrow gel, infant clothes, and more.


Nov 13 2017

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The Senate Commerce Committee November 8 advanced Dana Baiocco's nomination by a 14-13 party-line rollcall vote.


Nov 13 2017

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Zen Magnets November 6 filed suit in Denver U.S. district court seeking reversal of a CPSC decision in the long-running recall case for its products.


Nov 13 2017

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Tucked into a flurry of stories in the general press about the lead content of some fidget spinners is a less noticed policy disagreement.


Nov 13 2017

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There were 165 known non-fire carbon monoxide (CO) deaths in 2014 involving products CPSC regulates.


Nov 13 2017

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A recent report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) looks at the "total cost" of fires, which it sets at $328.5 billion for 2014.


Nov 13 2017

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Lone pieces of furniture in 2014-2016 were nearly twice as likely to be associated with tipover injuries than were TVs whether alone or combined with furniture.

Nov 13 2017

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) November 6-10 sponsored a global awareness campaign on tipping furniture.


Nov 13 2017

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Health Canada November 4 proposed rules for magnets in toys.


Nov 13 2017

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in late October awarded a recall effectiveness grant to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.


Nov 13 2017

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CPSC is planning three Asian "Buyers Training" events in March.


Nov 13 2017

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Briefs on crumb rubber, cooking fires, turkey fryers, bicycles, jackets, rain ponchos, and more.


Nov 13 2017

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Briefs on bicycle wheels, fuel containers, sports surfaces, access control, CO alarms, cooking appliances, and more.


Nov 13 2017

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Briefs on concussions, ACCC, REACH-IT, chairs, ethanol burners, kitchen machines, 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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Product Safety Daily will not have a November 23 edition in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. It will return November 24.

 

 

The FAA Can’t Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes

Huffington Post (New York, N.Y.)

The Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ? but that may be because no one ever thought they’d need a rule about that.

 

EU Nations Will Block Brexit Deal if Britain Ditches Brussels Regulations

The Times (London, England)

National parliaments or regional assemblies across the European Union will block a future trade deal if Britain tears up Brussels regulations on competition, food safety, social standards or environmental protection, Michel Barnier warned today.

 

Britain Will NOT Get an 'Ambitious' Trade Deal unless It Obeys EU Regulations, Warns Barnier

Daily Mail (London, England)

Britain will not get an 'ambitious' trade deal unless it obeys EU rules, Michel Barnier warned today - as he ruled out City firms being able to trade freely in the bloc after Brexit.

 

Smoke Screen: Big Vape Is Copying Big Tobacco’s Playbook

The Verge (Washington, D.C.)

Samir Soneji had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to talk about the potential risks of vaping at the first US E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, DC this past May.

 

How Did Strangeways Become the Counterfeit Capital of the UK?

Manchester Evening News (Manchester, England)

It’s one of the worst kept secrets in the city.

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

Golf Cart Dangers? Millions Use Them Safely, But There Have Been a Shocking Number of Accidents in the Past 2 Years

Inside Edition (New York, N.Y.)

Nowadays it seems everyone is zipping along on golf carts, there are whole communities where millions of people use them safely.

 

 

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Knew of Lead-Compliance Failure

Wall Street Journal (New York, N.Y.)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has known the city’s housing authority wasn’t complying with lead-inspection regulations since last year, his office said Sunday.

 

Under Fire Over Lead Inspections, Two NYCHA Executives Resign

WNYC (New York, N.Y.)

Two senior executives have resigned from New York City's Public Housing Authority after an investigation revealed that NYCHA—frequently referred to as the city's largest landlord—has claimed since 2013 to be in compliance with federal lead-paint regulations, when high-ranking staff knew that was false.