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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Apr 23 2018

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Drawer test weights and unit-height exemptions got much attention in the 13 substantive comments to CPSC on clothing storage units.


Apr 23 2018

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CPSC Commissioner Elliot Kaye April 18 criticized CPSC oversight of ATVs, including what he called "hollowed out" action plans.


Apr 23 2018

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Those working on comments on CPSC's updated age determination guidance might find value in recent agency slides on the project.


Apr 23 2018

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The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) April 11 launched a stability verification program, partnering with UL.


Apr 23 2018

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Fire departments responded to about 30,200 fires a year in vacant structures in 2011-2015, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Apr 23 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) April 17 made available its "roadmap" for identifying potential substances of very high concern (SVHCs).


Apr 23 2018

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The U.K. Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy April 11 announced its "better deal" on consumer protections.


Apr 23 2018

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Briefs on firearms, Sam Zagoria, recall data, ATVs, decorative cushions, OHVs, safety switches, and more.


Apr 23 2018

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Briefs on building material, play equipment, airsoft, bench grinder, connectors, cut-off machines, and more.


Apr 23 2018

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Briefs on EU New Deal, circular economy, bio-ethanol fireplaces, chargers, solar inverters, robes, ski bindings, and more.


Apr 16 2018

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Much of CPSC's April 11 priorities hearing involved stakeholders reiterating topics they have advocated frequently in recent years.


Apr 16 2018

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A link to a spreadsheet on CPSC's data webpage has disappeared.


Apr 16 2018

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) April 10 issued draft policy aimed at reducing use of animal testing for skin sensitization.


Apr 16 2018

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A task group looking at shrouds for window covering cords is moving towards at least considering performance standards related to rigidity.


Apr 16 2018

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CPSC got three substantive comments on its plan to possibly conduct an expanded survey on playground surfacing.


Apr 16 2018

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Members of an ASTM F15.16 panel April 9 sharpened the language used to define visual indicators for pressure mounted gates.


Apr 16 2018

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) April 11 said that it won a AU$4.6 million court order against Thermomix.


Apr 16 2018

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Selling different quality products in different areas but with the same or similar branding or packaging is set to get more oversight in Europe.


Apr 16 2018

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The U.K.'s Chartered Trading Standards Institute April 10 circulated a video aimed at second-hand sellers of electrical products.


Apr 16 2018

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Those wishing to attend the three-nation 2018 North American Consumer Product Safety Summit can sign up on CPSC's web page.


Apr 16 2018

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) April 5 pointed to a new technique it says home inspectors can use to tell if vermiculite insulation contains amphibole asbestos.


Apr 16 2018

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California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is seeking input until April 21 related to toxicity criteria.


Apr 16 2018

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CPSC May 16 will host an all-day joint technical meeting on upholstered furniture.


Apr 16 2018

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Briefs on handheld devices, dressers, CPSC meetings, ATVs, sheaths, and more.


Apr 16 2018

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Briefs on 3D printing, US-China, toys, building material, CO alarms, flame arrestors, and more.


Apr 16 2018

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Briefs on Goods Package, bean bag chairs, charging stations, posable figures, ROVs, smoke alarms, 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.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Don’t Forget the Denominator: Understanding the Stats Behind Your Kid’s Safety

Maclean’s (Toronto, Ontario)

With the 24-hour news cycle and all-encompassing social media, it’s hard not to get swept up in the worst news of the day and want to keep our kids a little closer.

 

Kids Should Take Risks, Even Dangerous Ones

Maclean’s (Toronto, Ontario)

Protecting our kids from all potential risks isn’t doing them any favours. Here’s how to embrace risky play safely.

 

I Am Not Overprotective–I Lost a Child

Maclean’s (Toronto, Ontario)

When your child dies, you can’t be a carefree mother anymore. This mom wants criticism of helicopter parenting to stop.

 

Soon You’ll Be Able to Make Anything. It’ll Change Politics Forever.

Politico (Washington, D.C.)

The divide between those who want to open up and connect with the rest of the world—the globalists—and those who want to retrench behind barriers—let’s call them the localists—is deepening.

 

Product Recall Loss Trends Could spur Rate Hikes for 2018

Business Insurance (Detroit, Mich.)

Product recall insured losses for 2015 and 2016 were worse than expected, which could lead to tightening capacity and higher rates in 2018.

 

New GOP Tactics Wage War on Obama-Era Protections

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

While you were talking about President Trump’s latest tweets, the Senate voted this afternoon to overturn federal rules designed to stop discrimination against African Americans and other minorities when they sign up for auto loans.

 

The GOP Is about to Scrap Safeguards that Stop Auto Lenders from Discriminating Based on Race

Vox (Washington, D.C.)

Republicans are using the Congressional Review Act to roll back a five-year-old CFPB guidance on car loan discrimination — and that’s just the beginning.

 

GOP’s Regulatory Fight Goes to Another Level over Car Loans

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, Calif.)

The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to block Obama-era guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure lenders don’t charge blacks and Hispanics higher interest rates on car loans.

 

 

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With Vote to Kill Guidance Against Racist Auto Lending, Senate GOP Takes War on Regulations to 'Vicious' New Level

Common Dreams

In a "precedent-shattering" 51-47 vote on Wednesday that could set the stage for the GOP to kill a slew of longstanding consumer and environmental regulations, Senate Republicans—joined by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)—approved a measure to repeal a 2013 CFPB guidance aimed at protecting minorities from auto lending discrimination.

 

 

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SF Scooter Regulations Are Coming. What Will They Look Like?

KQED (San Francisco, Calif.)

Here are some basic facts about the new breed of electric stand-up rental scooters in San Francisco, as enunciated during a Board of Supervisors committee hearing Monday