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May 21 2018

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CPSC members' May 17 midyear updates to the operating plan came in a single managers amendment.


May 21 2018

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CPSC's handling of the Internet of Things (IoT) seems more likely to require it to work at the edges of its duties and jurisdiction than have many other issues.


May 21 2018

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CPSC already had received 31 comments about the Internet of Things (IoT) prior to its May 22 hearing.


May 21 2018

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Issues like battery life, extreme conditions, and impact angles/heights are at the center of the debate on inflatable bicycle helmets.


May 21 2018

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Deaths rates due to falls among those 65 years or older jumped 31% from 2007 to 2016, according to CDC's May 11 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

May 21 2018

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The Environmental Protection Agency May 10 said it soon would be issuing a final rule on paint strippers containing methylene chloride.


May 21 2018

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Meeting materials made available in advance of a May 25 California session on synthetic turf give updates on ongoing work there.


May 21 2018

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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) May 16 said its recent testing of counterfeit refrigerator water filters found across-the-board unsafe performance.


May 21 2018

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The U.K. Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) May 15 said its review of Hotpoint FF175B refrigerator/freezers determined there is "no need for further action."

May 21 2018

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The U.K. Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) May 11-14 pointed to four updated guidances.


May 21 2018

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Australia dealt with 133 recalls in the first quarter of this year with 64 involving general consumer products.


May 21 2018

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Argyle Performance Workwear will pay a fine in New Zealand for selling protective clothing that fails to meet its safety claims.

May 21 2018

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Members of the European Parliament earlier this month approved a nonbinding resolution (by 620-14, 18 abstentions) seeking a diplomatic drive against animal testing.


May 21 2018

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is in the early stage of seeking candidates for a chronic hazard advisory panel (CHAP) on certain flame retardants.


May 21 2018

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UL May 10 promoted the U.S./Canadian acceptance of its UL 8139 standard on the electrical performance of electronic cigarettes.


May 21 2018

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Briefs on Dana Baiocco, chainsaws, water boilers, candle holders, crayons, gas fireplaces, and more.


May 21 2018

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Briefs on building material, boxing gear, amusement rides, expansion gates, athletic fields, and more.


May 21 2018

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Briefs on IUCLID, REACH fees, REACH deadline, bicycle cranks, lotion, pool fences, swings, and more.


May 14 2018

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CPSC had 18 active rulemaking projects on its spring regulatory agenda.


May 14 2018

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Clear, unaddressed safety concerns and continental lack of formal attention are the low-hanging fruit for joint action by North American product safety agencies.


May 14 2018

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Expect CPSC's recall suit against Britax to last well past mid-2019 absent a settlement.


May 14 2018

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Commissioners' ballot votes were due as PSL went to press on an updated Federal Register notice on plans for a playground surfacing survey.

May 14 2018

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Five advocacy groups in late April asked CPSC members to block U.S. sales of products known as toothpick crossbows.


May 14 2018

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The International Electrical Commission (IEC), in the coming weeks, is likely to be seeking votes on proposed pictogram updates to the 60086-4 standard on lithium battery safety.

May 14 2018

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Members of an ASTM F15.45 task group on candle incident data May 8 took initial steps on a project on how to use a set of spreadsheets with years of such data.


May 14 2018

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Health Canada has imposed new lead and cadmium limits for certain products, effective November 2.


May 14 2018

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Concern about changing markets and technologies was in the background of two May 7 evaluation reports from DG Growth.


May 14 2018

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The European Commission May 3 issued a compliance guide on updates to the directive (2016/425) on personal protective equipment (PPE).


May 14 2018

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ANEC in early May provided its positions on European standardization and on monomers in toys.


May 14 2018

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A recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identified three categories of policy challenges from the Internet of Things (IoT).

May 14 2018

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U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) May 4 praised European actions on Claire's children's makeup allegedly containing asbestos.


May 14 2018

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Consumers International May 7 offered five suggestions for improving product safety globally.


May 14 2018

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CPSC reportedly is automating communications on 6(b) matters.


May 14 2018

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Consumers Union May 8 sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee urging a jurisdictional split on drones between CPSC and the Federal Aviation Administration.


May 14 2018

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Briefs on car seats, NEISS, electrical injuries, fire sprinklers, bath toys, bicycle cranks, coffee cans, and more.


May 14 2018

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Briefs on inflatable rides, air conditioners, coolers, EM filters, fire alarms, fuses, and more.


May 14 2018

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Briefs on ISO, EU projects, electrical components, overalls, pressure washers, whiteboards, 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.


FREE DAILY NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST

 

How France Escaped EU Legal Action over Chemical Ban

EUObserver (Brussels, Belgium)

The European Commission considered in 2015 taking legal action against France over the country's ban of a toxic chemical - but was unable to find agreement internally, an internal document released to EUobserver revealed.

 

How Baby Boomers Broke America

Time (New York, N.Y.)

Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get here?

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

Chainsaws for Power Switches Malfunctioning

Boilers for Grommet Seals Dislodging

Candle Holders for Igniting

Gas Fireplaces for Pressure Release Systems Failing

ROVs for Mufflers Overheating

Slides for Rail Gaps

Pottery Wheel Kits for Battery Compartments Overheating

Spin Art Kits for Battery Compartments Overheating

Crayers for Containing Glass

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

ATV Industry: Coroner's Request Needs to Be Listened to

Weekly Times (Melbourne, Australia)

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are one of the most popular workhorses on Australian farms with more than 250,000 in use.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Why Is Asbestos Still Killing People?

The Guardian (London, England)

Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain.

 

Don't Be Fooled by Lead Paint Companies Trying to Duck Responsibility

San Francisco Calif. (San Francisco, Calif.)

Shhhhh! Listen carefully. You hear a rumbling sound?

 

 

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES

 

How Likely Is Your e-Cigarette to Explode?

BBC News (London, England)

A man in America died when his vape pen exploded, but how dangerous are e-cigarettes?