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Dec 11 2017

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Commissioners were set to vote as PSL went to press on a final Section 104 rule on children's folding chairs and stools.


Dec 11 2017

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Commissioners were slated to vote as PSL went to press on a direct final rule to revise requirements under the Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.


Dec 11 2017

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Six CPSC staffers have permission to vote or hold leadership positions on eight voluntary standards panels, the agency reported November 28.


Dec 11 2017

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CPSC had 76 active voluntary standards projects in FY2017, according to its report made available December 1.

Dec 11 2017

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CPSC received three on-topic comments to a petition that sought a rulemaking for high-powered magnet sets.


Dec 11 2017

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California December 5 sued a children's jewelry distributor for nearly $4 million over allegations of continued sales of children's jewelry with violative lead and cadmium levels.


Dec 11 2017

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CPSC's December 6 holiday safety message included a comparison of fire data for Christmas trees and candles.


Dec 11 2017

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) December 4 reported recall effectiveness findings involving a CPSC sister agency.


Dec 11 2017

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The 218 RAPEX notices received by the EC in November mean the annual tally is on pace to roughly equal, probably slightly exceed, those of the past two years.


Dec 11 2017

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Last year's shift from initial RAPEX notices to reactions continued in 2017.


Dec 11 2017

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Briefs on toys, angle grinders, portable generators, power adapters, and more.


Dec 11 2017

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Briefs on equestrian helmets, highchairs, parasailing, vacuum cleaners, amusement rides, dishwashers, and more.


Dec 11 2017

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Briefs on REACH, product security, globalization, craft kits, lawn tractors, mobiles, rattles, and more.


Dec 04 2017

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Commissioners voted 4-0 to publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on the stability of clothing storage units.

Dec 04 2017

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Seven advocacy groups November 27 urged CPSC to create a new rule for high-powered magnet sets.


Dec 04 2017

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PSD Industries is asking CPSC to take another look at its vacuum diffusion technology for pool and spa drains.


Dec 04 2017

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The effective date for CPSC's potential update to its fireworks requirements should consider the Chinese manufacturing season for units intended for the U.S., Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and her staff heard November 28.


Dec 04 2017

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CPSC received some criticism in the six comments to its ATV rulemaking that were available as of the PSL deadline.


Dec 04 2017

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Twenty-five of 31 replies in CPSC's ATV docket were barely-coherent, off-topic, anonymous posts.


Dec 04 2017

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Oregon's Health Authority is reminding manufacturers of the January 1 deadline related to the state's product content law.


Dec 04 2017

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CPSC staffers working under a recent commission directive to assess portable generators are likely to soon know the outcomes of voluntary standards updates.


Dec 04 2017

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Excessive spin speeds don't appear to be involved in incidents of washing machine lids failing explosively, members of a UL 2157 task group heard November 29.


Dec 04 2017

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Most booster seats reviewed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) fell into its "best bet" category.


Dec 04 2017

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Prosafe November 21 gave updates on five surveillance projects it's been shepherding for the past few years.


Dec 04 2017

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Two recent developments in Europe continued the attention to the safety concerns about new technology.


Dec 04 2017

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Three key themes emerged during the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organisation (ICPSHO) symposium on 14 and 15 November 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.


Dec 04 2017

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Recently, the UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee published evidence from stakeholders about their views on the UK government's proposal for regulation of the chemicals industry.


Dec 04 2017

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Briefs on toys, regulations, counterfeits, bourbon glasses, craft kits, and more.


Dec 04 2017

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Briefs on ovens, windows, environmental claims, plastics, smoke alarms, and more.


Dec 04 2017

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Briefs on REACH, heaters, bicycle brakes, rain ponchos, toys, vaping devices, 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

 

'UK Doesn't Need Same Laws and Regulations as EU'

Belfast Telegraph (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling yesterday insisted that the UK will not need the same laws and regulations as the rest of the European Union to avoid a hard border with the Republic after Brexit.

 

Leave Campaigners Warn May against 'Regulatory Alignment' with EU

The Guardian (London, England)

A pressure group linked to the former Vote Leave campaign has warned Theresa May that signing up to regulatory alignment with the EU to solve the Irish border problem will not allow Britain to “take back control” from Brussels.

 

Competition Among Companies Is Good, Runaway Regulation Far Less So

The Australian (Sydney, Australia)

Not long ago, Andrew Leigh, the opposition assistant Treasury spokesman and spokesman on competition, told us that “Australia’s markets are more concentrated than those in comparable countries” — and, brace yourself, “the problem is getting worse”.

 

Does Deregulation Move Markets? Be Skeptical

Bloomberg (New York, N.Y.)

From the very start of his presidency, Donald Trump has made it a high priority to reduce the level of federal regulation.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Cladding Fire Danger Means New Regulation

Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia)

Draft regulation will require building owners to register if their building already has combustible external wall cladding and if needed undertake a fire safety assessment.

 

 

HOME APPLIANCES

 

Current Safety Checks on Fridges and Freezers Are 'Inadequate' Warns Watchdog

Lancashire Evening Post (Preston, England)

Current safety checks for fridges and freezers are deficient and allow for the sale of products that are a potential fire risk, a consumer group has warned.

 

Is Your Fridge a Fire Risk

The Sun (London, England)

Millions of households are being warned about non flame-retardant fridges with plastic backs which could ignite in just 10 seconds.

 

Half of All Fridges ‘Would Fail Stringent Safety Tests’

Daily Mail (London, England)

Millions of our fridges would fail a stringent safety test, it has been claimed.

 

 

HOME GOODS & DECOR

 

How Charlie Brown Killed the Aluminum Christmas Tree

Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Mont.)

It's hard to imagine a children’s television show more directly responsible for the death of a consumer product line than “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”