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Sep 16 2019

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Commissioner Robert Adler is set to take over CPSC as acting chairman, according to the Washington Post.

Sep 16 2019

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CPSC staffers urged seven changes to the ASTM F1917-12 infant bedding standard in their recommendation for a Section 104 rule for crib bumpers.


Sep 16 2019

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Amazon representatives September 9 visited commissioners' offices to explain the company's regulatory practices.


Sep 16 2019

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The American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) and American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) September 5 and 9 reiterated their support for metal powder restrictions.


Sep 16 2019

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) September 10 described three findings from a study that considered additives in 3D printer emissions.


Sep 16 2019

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An ASTM F15.18 task group will be seeking feedback at an upcoming subcommittee meeting on its work on clarifying a test exemption for play yard accessories.


Sep 16 2019

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An ASTM F15.77 working group on magnet sets September 5 decided on potential warning language.


Sep 16 2019

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Representatives of TIC Council September 10 visited CPSC members.


Sep 16 2019

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Consumer groups September 12 pushed commissioners for more attention to recall effectiveness.


Sep 16 2019

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Expect a stakeholder workshop in mid-November on the EC's in-the-works SCIP database.


Sep 16 2019

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The most recent "Brexit Preparedness Checklist" from the EC includes some information about product safety.


Sep 16 2019

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Briefs on helmets, bouncers, e-cigarettes, Australia, third-party testing, car seats plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Sep 09 2019

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Commissioners voted 5-0 September 4 to publish a final rule that will revise CPSC's requirements for recall registration cards for nursery items.


Sep 09 2019

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CPSC staff are seeking to research whether voluntary standards for table saws are reducing blade contact injuries.


Sep 09 2019

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Numerous changes in ASTM's F1967 infant bath seat standard will be incorporated into Section 104 rules at 16 CFR 1215.


Sep 09 2019

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Kids in Danger (KID) September 5 urged two actions to improve recalls.


Sep 09 2019

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An ASTM F15.18 working group looking at incident data on inclined sleepers September 4 decided tentatively to share with co-panels that it is looking at defining sleep and rollover.


Sep 09 2019

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Discussion was mostly high-level in an August 30 teleconference by an ASTM F15.18 task group on labeling of inclined sleep products.


Sep 09 2019

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An ASTM F15.18 task group September 5 agreed to recommend simplifying instructions for angle measurements for rocking bassinets.


Sep 09 2019

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Briefs on Amazon, doors/windows, and e-cigarettes, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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Robert Adler will take over as CPSC acting chairman October 1.

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Briefs on product safety education, chemicals, PFAS, car seats, anchoring, OHVs, strollers, flooring, consumer education, hot car deaths, vinyl gloves, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle will leave the commission October 27 and will step down as agency head September 30.


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The 29 people or entities who received CPSC Information Clearinghouse data outside the 6(b) process included companies, journalists, researchers, lawyers and others.


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CPSC members May 21 voted 2-3 against a motion by Commissioner Dana Baiocco to bring in a detailee from FBI, DOJ or similar agency to investigate the large disclosure of information outside 6(b) procedures.


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Disciplinary action is not off the table in CPSC's internal investigation of information released outside 6(b) procedures, but that possibility is tempered with the phrase, "if warranted."


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A coalition of six advocacy groups May 6 sent members of Congress a letter and fact sheet seeking passage of HR 2211.


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CPSC changed its information-release procedures in early April in reaction to its problematic disclosures to 29 recipients since 2017 and affecting approximately 11,000 companies.


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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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Adler to Become CPSC Acting Chairman, Washington Post Reports

Product Safety Letter (Bethesda, Md.)

Commissioner Robert Adler is set to take over CPSC as acting chairman, according to the Washington Post.

 

Consumer Agency Elects New Chairman with a Surprise Choice

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission elected a new leader Friday, with Democrat Robert Adler edging out other contenders to be the agency’s acting chairman in a vote by the commissioners.

 

Recalls in Name Only? Many Companies Do Little to Alert Consumers

FairWarning (Pasadena, Calif.)

In May 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of a stroller that posed a serious danger to children.

 

Button Batteries: Mum's Fight after Daughter Killed by Toy

Yahoo News Australia (Sydney, Australia)

It’s been more than four years since Allison Rees held her 14-month-old daughter Isabella in her arms and said goodbye.

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

 

Loungewear for Flammability Noncompliance

Air Rifles for Discharging Unexpectedly

Essential Oils for Lacking CR Closures

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

Marines Still Using Their Polaris ATVs After Fires in Civilian Versions Prompt Recalls

Military.com (San Francisco, Calif.)

Marine special operators are still using the militarized version of a lightweight off-roading vehicle that has reportedly caught fire more than 180 times, killing four people and injuring 30.

 

 

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Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Recall Uncovers 65,000 Dangerous Machines

BBC News (London, England)

Some 65,000 fire-prone tumble dryers have been found during a recall campaign by Whirlpool, but hundreds of thousands still remain in UK homes.

 

Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Recall – over 735,000 Fire Risk Tumble Dryers Are Still in Homes

The Sun (London, England)

Hundreds of thousands of faulty Whirlpool tumble dryers are still believed to be in homes two months after they were recalled.

 

435,000 'Fire-Risk' Tumble Dryers Are Still in UK Homes Despite Safety Recall Following Series of Blazes

Daily Mail (London, England)

Hundreds of thousands of fire-risk tumble dryers remain in UK homes despite a safety recall.

 

 

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PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

 

Crib Bumpers Section 104 Would Make Seven Changes to F1917

 

Amazon Describes Compliance Practices to Commissioners

 

NFA Proposal Gets Pushback from Other Fireworks Groups

 

EPA Highlights Work for CPSC on 3D Printer Emissions

 

Test Exemption Clarification for Play Yards Moves Forward

 

Magnets Panel Settles on Draft Warning Language

 

New TIC Council Explains Role to Commissioners

 

Consumers Groups Urge More Attention to Recall Effectiveness

 

ECHA Gives Milestones on Substances Database

 

EC Brexit Checklist Includes Product Safety

 

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