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Oct 15 2018

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CPSC members October 10 voted 4-1 to approve an amended FY2019 operating plan.


Oct 15 2018

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CPSC staff October 5 responded in writing to questions for the record from Commissioner Elliot Kaye about the draft FY2019 operating plan.


Oct 15 2018

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Five consumer groups October 5 jointly wrote to CPSC with concerns about a move away from mandatory rules.


Oct 15 2018

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Acting-Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle October 10 laid out her expectations for behavior at CPSC.


Oct 15 2018

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A new law signed October 5 provides for a federal interagency working group, including CPSC, on the safety of lithium batteries.


Oct 15 2018

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Comments are due December 24 on CPSC's proposed update of rules on registration cards for durable infant or toddler products.


Oct 15 2018

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CPSC's $3.85 million Section 15 settlement with Costco Wholesale was near the average amounts of most recent years, excluding two outlier cases.


Oct 15 2018

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) October 9 promoted a test method for assessing the bioavailability of lead and arsenic.


Oct 15 2018

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There was an 8.1% decrease in pedalcycle deaths from 2016 to 2017, according to data issued October 8 from the National Highway Traffic Safety administration (NHTSA).


Oct 15 2018

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Health Canada October 9 issued a revision of its industry guidance on submitting mandatory incident reports.


Oct 15 2018

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Health Canada October 5 issued enforcement summaries in six product areas.


Oct 15 2018

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The recently enacted reauthorization law for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) includes a proscription against requiring certain flame retardants.


Oct 15 2018

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Consumers are more likely to respond to offers for free smoke detectors if prompted by automated calls versus seeing Facebook ads.


Oct 15 2018

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Briefs on upholstered furniture, injuries, EU policy, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Oct 08 2018

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CPSC members are slated to vote by October 10 on incorporating, without changes, updates to ASTM F2670-18 standard on infant bath tubs.


Oct 08 2018

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Commissioners October 3 unanimously voiced support for a short data-review "pause" in CPSC's fireworks rulemaking.


Oct 08 2018

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The National Fireworks Association (NFA), in the weeks leading up to CPSC's October 3 briefing on proposed rule changes, took two steps in opposition.


Oct 08 2018

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CPSC in September noted that the 2018 summer tally of known children's drownings was 9% lower than for 2017.


Oct 08 2018

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) September 26 reported an estimated 10,100 annual fires in 2014-2016 near Halloween.


Oct 08 2018

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An ASTM F15.42 panel October 4 continued work towards setting parameters for furniture what would fall within tipover standards for clothing storage units.

Oct 08 2018

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How to place soft infant carriers on test dummies got attention October 4 from an ASTM F15.21 panel.


Oct 08 2018

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The edge of a testing platform was among topics at an October 3 ASTM F15.17 teleconference on potentially updating the F977 standard on infant walkers.


Oct 08 2018

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An ASTM F15.17 panel October 1 began looking a potential testing clarification for static weight testing of strollers.


Oct 08 2018

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An ASTM F15.18 panel October 4 reviewed CPSC work towards understanding entrapment scenarios in play yards.


Oct 08 2018

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Discussion October 3 by ASTM F15.51 working group on pool drains included settling on what work should be short or long term and in between.


Oct 08 2018

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Feedback is due October 12 on a European Commission "roadmap" to update rules for hazardous materials in electrical products and electronics.


Oct 08 2018

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Health Canada received 620 product safety reports in the quarter that ended June 30, the agency reported October 2.


Oct 08 2018

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Health Canada September 26 published updated rules for playpens.


Oct 08 2018

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NEISS likely is underestimating e-cigarette explosions, according to a recent report from researchers at various universities in Texas and Virginia.


Oct 08 2018

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A September report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) looks at a way to increase compatibility between vehicles and child restraints.


Oct 08 2018

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Briefs on CPSC penalties, product registration, government transparency, REACH, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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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

 

Nanoparticles: The Next Asbestos?

Property Casualty 360 (New York, N.Y.)

Nanotechnology is a relatively new technology with the potential for significant impact on society.

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

 

Decorative Pineapples for Sharp Edges

Ski Bindings for Toe Pins Breaking

Mountain Bikes for Chainstays Cracking

Fuel Tank Caps for Lack of Ventilation Holes

Chairs for Seats and Backs Breaking

Light Fixtures for Batteries Overheatingt

 

 

BLOGS

 

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Effort to Improve Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Death and Injury Data Rejected by US CPSC

Consumer Federation of America

Today, at a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) decisional meeting about their 2019 Operating Plan, an amendment was offered to require the CPSC to expand its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) annual death and injury report to include recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

 

 

FIRE SAFETY

 

New Illinois Law Requires Higher Tech Smoke Alarms

Rockford Star (Rockford, Ill.)

A new state law that aims to reduce the number of fatal fires in Illinois will require by the end of 2022 the installation of 10-year smoke alarms in all dwellings that don’t have hardwired smoke detectors.

 

 

JEWELRY

 

Tests Show Toxin in Chain Stores’ Jewelry

A.P. (New York, N.Y.)

Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results.

 

 

LEAD

 

A Child Poisoned in National Guard Housing. A Family Left in the Dark

Reuters (New York, N.Y.)

In August 2016, a National Guardsman’s year-old daughter tested high for lead exposure while living at the military post here, amid pecan groves near the Mississippi River.