SUBSCRIBE   |   MY ACCOUNT   |   VIEW SHOPPING CART   |   Log In      
   CURRENT ISSUE   |   PAST ISSUES   |   SEARCH   |   SPONSORSHIPS   

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC's November 1 interim enforcement policy on mattress pads accounts for the long-standing concern about a shortage of standard reference material (SRM) cigarettes.


Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

The European Commission November 7 issued its strategy to deal with endocrine disruptors.


Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC November 18 promoted its updated Regulatory Robot, saying most users would need to answer just three questions.

Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Data limitations need to be addressed for electrical fires, according to a recent report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Two early November actions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deal with the safety of unrelated consumer products: e-cigarettes and cell phones.


Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Balance between clarity and flexibility was a goal of discussion November 5 by an ASTM F15.16 panel on expansion gates.


Nov 12 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on carpets/rugs, wood/coal burning appliances, wood finish, nanoparticles, wall chargers, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Nov 05 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

There were 36 pediatric poisoning deaths in 2015, according to data made available November 1 by CPSC.


Nov 05 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Older Americans have the highest risk of fires deaths, according to data October 30 from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Nov 05 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Members of an ASTM F15.45 task group October 30 decided that they didn't have sufficient data to make a recommendation to change the specified test weights for clothing storage units.


Nov 05 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Members of an ASTM F15.19 working group October 31 began looking at updating how the F1917 standard discusses crib bumper attachment.


Nov 05 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on Britax, alarm batteries, Thanksgiving, fireworks, IoT, small companies, Product Safety Week, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Free Story

Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic October 18 announced his resignation effective close of business Friday, October 20.


Free Story

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.


Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC's 14-year project on table saw blade contact injuries is set to hit a milestone at an April 27 decisional meeting.


Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC staff April 19 suggested to JPMA that potential collaboration could extend beyond traditional nursery products.


Subscriber-Only Story

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.


Subscriber-Only Story

Battery safety is the topic of an all-day training session by CPSC staff scheduled to occur May 16 in Shenzhen, China.


Subscriber-Only Story

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.


Subscriber-Only Story

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.


Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC would operate in very limited fashion in the event of a government shutdown later this month.


Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on elevators, Viking Range, toys, flame retardants, caster boards, chairs, food dehydrators, and more.


FREE DAILY NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST

 

Trump Nominates Deregulation Ace to Fill Kavanaugh's Seat on D.C. Court

Politico (Washington, D.C.)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the nomination of Neomi Rao, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, to fill the vacancy left in the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by Justice Brett Kavanaugh's move to the Supreme Court.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Dealing More Effectively with the Asbestos Problem in Our Buildings

Planning & Building Control Today (Crewe, England)

A comparison of international trade statistics shows that historically the UK has imported relatively more asbestos per capita than most other countries.

 

 

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY

 

Your Baby’s Car Seat Has an Expiration Date — Here’s Why You Should Take It Seriously

WDAF (Kansas City, Kan.)

There are expiration dates on food, batteries and even our beauty products, designed to make sure those products are safe and effective.

 

 

FIRE SAFETY

 

40 Years of Fire Safety Failure: Can It Be Fixed?

WOOD (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

When 165 people died in a sprawling fire trap called the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky in 1977, lawmakers 250 miles north in Lansing felt the heat.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Mother Using Heartbreak of Her Daughter's Drowning to Preach Water Safety - 'I Didn't Think I could Survive’

TVNZ (Auckland, New Zealand)

A Kiwi mother is using the heartbreak of her two-year-old daughter’s drowning to preach a message of water safety so other families can avoid her pain.

 

WA Commerce Minister Bill Johnston Pushes for Portable Pool Ban

Perth Now (Perth, Australia)

Portable pools are disasters waiting to happen and should be banned from Australian shelves, according to Commerce Minister Bill Johnston.