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Nov 11 2019

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There were an estimated 83,200 emergency room visits in 2017 involving pediatric injuries from poisoning.


Nov 11 2019

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CPSC knows of 103 incidents and 179 deaths in 2016 associated with unintentional non-fire carbon monoxide (CO) exposure from consumer products.


Nov 11 2019

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Late October reports by CPSC's inspector general (IG) on the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) and Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) give the agency's progress in complying with those laws.


Nov 11 2019

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) November 5 urged three steps to aid against bicyclist fatalities.


Nov 11 2019

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Potential physical risks will be the target of an in-the-works UL standard on augmented reality, the organization said November 4.


Nov 11 2019

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Consumer Reports November 4 wrote letters to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and nine companies, calling for removal of all infant inclined sleeping products from the market.


Nov 11 2019

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Members of ASTM F15.77 October 31 agreed to draft an age grading packaging statement for the in-the-works standard on magnetic amusement not intended for children.


Nov 11 2019

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The U.K. Office of Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) November 1 offered a new version of its product safety incident management plan.


Nov 11 2019

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March 2020 is the tentative target for a preliminary opinion on bisphenol A (BPA) by the EC Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).


Nov 11 2019

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Briefs on furnaces/boilers, playgrounds, and escape plans plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Nov 04 2019

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CPSC October 31 promoted to consumers a study behind a recent staff recommendation to revise the existing rulemaking on inclined sleep products.


Nov 04 2019

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Sources and types of potential hazards are how CPSC staffers are organizing the concerns about 3D printing, commissioners heard at an October 30 briefing.


Nov 04 2019

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CPSC might add 60 days to a comment period on carbon monoxide (CO) leakage from gas furnaces and boilers.


Nov 04 2019

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CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler voiced opposition to two arguments in support of the recent commission move towards removal of a 2017 CPSC guidance on organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs).


Nov 04 2019

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Trusted sources get more consumer attention than warning labels, according to a recent contractor report for CPSC.


Nov 04 2019

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A contractor report for CPSC made eight observations about behavior on and around artificial playground surfacing.


Nov 04 2019

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Members of an ASTM F15.42 working group October 28 began early discussion of recent in-person work aimed at updated tipping tests for clothing storage units.


Nov 04 2019

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An ASTM F15.42 working group October 29 continued to address the challenge of defining clothing storage units (CSUs) that would be subject to updates to the F2057 standard.


Nov 04 2019

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There likely are about 1.7 million non-vehicle recalled products still with consumers, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) warned.


Nov 04 2019

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OECD in late October ran a recall-effectiveness campaign with 20 nations participating.


Nov 04 2019

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Late 2020 is the target for an EC recommendation on the toxicity of squishy toys that look like food, animals, emojis, and more.


Nov 04 2019

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) noted plans to evaluate 74 substances through the next three years.


Nov 04 2019

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The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held its International Symposium in Dublin, Ireland on 24-25 October 2019.


Nov 04 2019

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Briefs on toddler beds, bath seats, cribs, liquid nicotine, e-cigarettes, IoT, safe sleep, gun safety, tasers, and dyers plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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Gib Mullan will become CPSC general counsel, Acting Chairman Bob Adler told PSL, October 1.


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Robert Adler will take over as CPSC acting chairman October 1.


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Briefs on product safety education, chemicals, PFAS, car seats, anchoring, OHVs, strollers, flooring, consumer education, hot car deaths, vinyl gloves, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle will leave the commission October 27 and will step down as agency head September 30.


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The 29 people or entities who received CPSC Information Clearinghouse data outside the 6(b) process included companies, journalists, researchers, lawyers and others.


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CPSC members May 21 voted 2-3 against a motion by Commissioner Dana Baiocco to bring in a detailee from FBI, DOJ or similar agency to investigate the large disclosure of information outside 6(b) procedures.


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Disciplinary action is not off the table in CPSC's internal investigation of information released outside 6(b) procedures, but that possibility is tempered with the phrase, "if warranted."


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A coalition of six advocacy groups May 6 sent members of Congress a letter and fact sheet seeking passage of HR 2211.


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CPSC changed its information-release procedures in early April in reaction to its problematic disclosures to 29 recipients since 2017 and affecting approximately 11,000 companies.


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CPSC's recurring disclosures of companies' information outside 6(b) procedures happened for over a year, and at least one recipient has rejected the agency's request to return or certify destruction of the materials.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Private Standards and Public Governance

Regulatory Review (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Law is often thought to provide the bedrock of order in modern society. But as important as law can be, social and economic order also emerges from a host of non-legal norms and non-governmental institutions.

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

 

Knitting Needles for Splitting/Bursting

Power Adapters for Casings Breaking

 

 

FIRE SAFETY

 

What to Know About The Recent Smoke Detector Law

WMAQ (Chicago, Ill.)

Many might soon have to buy new home smoke detectors due to a new law designed for safety purposes.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Temporary Backyard Pools Have a Hidden Danger, JCU Study Warns

Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia)

As the weather heats up, parents of young children are being warned small inflatable pools are just as risky as a full-sized ones.

 

 

Headlines
in the November 11
PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

 

CPSC's Estimates >83K Pediatric Poisoning Injuries for 2017

 

Non-Fire CO Deaths Were at 179 In 2016, CPSC Data Show

 

CPSC IG Provides Updates on FISMA and DATA Compliance

 

NTSB Identifies Three Ideas to Limit Bike Road Deaths

 

UL Seeks Standard for Safety of Augmented Reality Devices

 

Consumer Reports Urges Industry to Recall Inclined Sleepers

 

ASTM Magnets Panel Targets Packaging Age Statement

 

OPSS Explains Approach to Safety Incidents

 

EC To Review BPA in Baby's/Women's Clothing

 

Briefs on furnaces/boilers, playgrounds, and escape plans plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings

 

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