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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Feb 20 2017

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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle February 16 confirmed to PSL her desire to find ways to voluntarily comply with the spirit of White House edicts to freeze rulemaking temporarily and to institute a one-in-two-out practice for rules.


Feb 20 2017

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The February 16 recall by Britax of its B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers was the first to be posted on CPSC's recently launched Facebook page.


Feb 20 2017

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Commissioners were slated to vote as PSL went to press on seeking comments on updated exposure data for phthalates.


Feb 20 2017

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The Portable Generator Manufacturers' Association (PGMA) February 16 told CPSC that its members are leaning towards a sensor solution for carbon monoxide (CO) safety over an emissions option.

Feb 20 2017

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CPSC Commissioner Marietta Robinson February 8 issued a written explanation of her negative votes on terminating the ROV rulemaking.


Feb 20 2017

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CPSC in fiscal 2016 fully granted 213 requests under the Freedom of Information Act and partially granted 292 with redactions.


Feb 20 2017

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Members of an ASTM F15.59 panel looking at warnings on children's folding chairs February 13 addressed a potential label exemption.


Feb 20 2017

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A federal court earlier in February upheld the copyrights of standards incorporated into federal regulations.


Feb 20 2017

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The Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) is launching to certify professionals at manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.


Feb 20 2017

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TJ Morris in the U.K. will pay £22,300 over allegations it sold "thousands" of unsafe USB chargers during 2015, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute announced February 10.


Feb 20 2017

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Expansion of the EU product safety directive to better include services is one of the four recommendations of a recent report by the consumer group ANEC.


Feb 20 2017

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Canada February 11 launched a 60 day comment period for BPA, hexavalent chromium, PFOS, and triclosan.

Feb 20 2017

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Briefs on chemicals, synthetic turf, patio benches, strollers, tables, toy wands, and more.

Feb 20 2017

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Briefs on eye protection, in-fill material, appliance wiring, control panels, dimmers, electric door locks, and more.


Feb 20 2017

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Briefs on bicycles, sleepwear, strollers, batteries, vibrators, and more.

Feb 13 2017

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Ann Marie Buerkle is CPSC acting chairman as Elliot Kaye has stepped down. He remains a commissioner.


Feb 13 2017

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Four organizations February 8 sued the federal government in Washington, D.C. U.S. district court over the recent executive order that instructs federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new one passed.


Feb 13 2017

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Commissioners are set to vote by February 14 on a direct final rule to update CPSC's incorporation of the ASTM toddler bed standard.


Feb 13 2017

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Initial comments on CPSC's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on portable generators were sparse.


Feb 13 2017

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CPSC knew of 340 deaths and estimated there were about 97,200 injuries in 2015, according to its report made available in January.


Feb 13 2017

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CPSC staff February 7 expressed interest in potentially participating in tile industry standards development activity.


Feb 13 2017

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CPSC Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle February 2 criticized the failed commission vote to terminate the agency's rulemaking on recreational off-highway vehicles.


Feb 13 2017

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CPSC Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle February 2 posted her views pairing her abstention in a recent vote to issue a fireworks NPR with her desire to get comments on the matter nonetheless.


Feb 13 2017

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection February 7 promoted its seizure of Ski Scooters toys for excessive lead.


Feb 13 2017

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A recall notice in the United Kingdom explicitly raises concerns about illegally selling products in violation of a cease and desist order.


Feb 13 2017

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The volume of reports in the EU RAPEX system was steady in 2016, according to data made available February 3.


Feb 13 2017

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The shift in EC emphasis for companies to react to others' RAPEX notices rather than file separate reports means the reaction side grew by about 39% in 2016.


Feb 13 2017

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Briefs on noise, battery packs, power supplies, and more.


Feb 13 2017

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Briefs on fitness equipment, tribometrs, amusement rides, fire resistance, and more.


Feb 13 2017

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Briefs on ACCC compliance, batteries, beanbag covers, drinking bottles, and more.

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Ann Marie Buerkle is CPSC acting chairman as Elliot Kaye has stepped down. He remains a commissioner.


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CPSC is invoking its independent agency status to reject the January 30 executive order dubbed "One-in-Two-out." Further, the agency's current Democratic majority is not inclined to follow it voluntarily.


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The product safety profession as we know it today can trace its heritage back to the introduction of the Consumer Product Safety Act in 1972, and the establishment of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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CPSC decision makers maintain that the agency is exempt from the January 23 White House directive that rulemaking be frozen.


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CPSC members January 11 voted 3-2 on party lines to pass a Section 104 rule for infant slings with one change from the staff proposal.


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The January 11 commission briefing on CPSC staff's proposed modernization of fireworks rules mostly focused on procedural matters or deep dives in specific issues.


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CPSC members are slated to vote by January 18 on updating rules on garage door openers based on UL changes.


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CPSC staff January 9 sent the commission an overview comparison of requirements for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

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Direction to "address" warnings on packaging versus using exact language was among issues looked at January 11 by an ASMT group on infant tub accessories.


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An ASTM F15.18 panel on play yards January 11 reviewed a concern raised by Health Canada about children possibly becoming trapped under cantilevered accessories.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

5 Possible Futures for the EPA under Trump

Vox (New York, N.Y.)

Donald Trump has long talked about reining in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is in charge of enforcing federal laws on air and water pollution.

 

What the Executive Order on Regulations Could Mean for EPA, FDA

The Scientist (Midland, Ontario)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 30, requiring that federal agencies repeal two regulations for every new one they propose.

 

How Target's New Chemical Strategy Could Transform Consumer Products Retail

Retail Dive (Washington, D.C.)

The big box retailer's pledge for greater transparency across its product manufacturing and supply chain efforts garnered praise from consumer groups, who say the pressure's on its rivals.

 

 

BLOGS

 

We include some blogs because the contents may be informative or interesting to readers of Product Safety Daily. Inclusion is neither an endorsement by PSL of any products, services or positions nor an indication of any arrangement, financial or otherwise, between PSL and the writers of the blogs.

A Toxic Scavenger Hunt: Finding the First 10 Lautenberg Act Chemicals

Environmental Defense Fund

Recently, EPA identified the first 10 chemicals for evaluation under our country’s newly reformed chemical safety law.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Menopause Puts Women At Higher Risk Of Fall-Related Injuries

Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.)

A growing number of women are getting hurt by falling, and they are much more likely to suffer fall-related injuries than men, data show.

 

Ottawa Schools Rife with Asbestos

CBC (Toronto, Ontario)

Every school Kim Appel taught at over her 20-year teaching career contained asbestos.

 

 

HOME GOODS & DECOR

 

Cranston Kids Exposed to Lead, Prompting Restoration Hardware Recall

WPRI (Providence, R.I.)

Restoration Hardware has recalled 2,700 metal top dining tables because of a risk of lead exposure.

 

 

POISON

 

Watch out for These Common Household Poisons

Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Accidental and unintentional poisonings occur in homes every day.