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Sep 17 2018

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CPSC knew of 1,061 carbon-monoxide (CO) deaths from 2005 to 2017 linked to engine-driven tools, according to data it issued September 13.


Sep 17 2018

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Commissioners are set to vote by September 18 on mandating the most recent version of ASTM F1235 for hook-on chairs.


Sep 17 2018

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An ASTM F15.21 working group September 12 revisited the question of addressing infant slings intended for more than one occupant.


Sep 17 2018

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CPSC September 20 will conduct a webinar on certificates of conformity.


Sep 17 2018

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Fire departments responded to about 1.319 million fires in 2017, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Sep 17 2018

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) September 5 made two recommendations on performance reports.


Sep 17 2018

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The EU Observatory for Nanomaterial September 7 said its recent literature study found information gaps related to the safety of nanopigments.


Sep 17 2018

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission September 10 announced a guilty plea by Goodwear Limited related to flammability and other labeling on children's clothes.


Sep 17 2018

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Briefs on toxicity, green chemistry, furniture foam, hazardous mixtures, OHVs, batteries, and endocrine disrupters, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Sep 10 2018

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Who has access to consumers' data and is best situated to contact them were among the recurring themes in comments to CPSC's request for information about recall effectiveness.


Sep 10 2018

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The California legislature, in the closing days of August, passed a bill to phase out certain flame retardants in selected product classes by 2020.


Sep 10 2018

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CPSC got two positive reactions to its proposed Section 104 rule on activity centers.


Sep 10 2018

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U.S. PIRG August 31 said that a recall a few days before showed that "some toys with lead paint contamination are still reaching store shelves and getting into kids’ hands."


Sep 10 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) September 3 said that its reviewers had finished "completeness checks" for dossiers submitted in last spring's REACH deadline.


Sep 10 2018

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The European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) September 3 voted 28-5 (with one abstention) to move the "Goods Package" forward.


Sep 10 2018

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The UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), on 10 August 2018, published its detailed strategy paper, outlining its plans and priorities until 2020.


Sep 10 2018

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The European Commission's new expert formations on Product Liability and New Technologies, established in March 2018, recently conducted their first meetings.


Sep 10 2018

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Briefs on car seats, head injuries, and New Zealand, 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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Product Safety Daily will not appear September 19 to September 24. It will return September 25.

 

 

 

GENERAL INTEREST

 

Government Study Of BPA Backs Its Safety, But Doesn't Settle Debate

NPR (Washington, D.C.)

Government scientists have presented new evidence that the plastic additive BPA isn't a health threat.

 

Why 'BPA Free' May Not Mean a Plastic Product Is Safe

National Geographic (Washington, D.C.)

The study started as an accident. Geneticist Patricia Hunt of Washington State University and her team were investigating the reproductive effects of BPA in mice.

 

BPA Substitutes May Be Just as Bad as the Popular Consumer Plastic

Science (New York, N.Y.)

Over the past decade, concerns about the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA) have forced food and beverage companies to largely abandon the use of the common plastic in many household items.

 

 

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES

 

What the Apple Watch's FDA Clearance Actually Means

The Verge (Washington, D.C.)

Yesterday, Apple announced that the US Food and Drug Administration cleared two new features for the Apple Watch Series 4.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Amid a Big Drop in Drowning Deaths, a Spike in Toddler Drownings Has Authorities Worried

Australian Broadcasting Corp. (Sydney, Australia)

It has been a little over five years since Andrea Wakefield got the news every parent dreads.

 

ACT Records Higher than Average Number of Drowning Deaths

Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia)

The ACT was the only state or territory to record a higher than average number of fatal drownings last financial year, as the number of drowning deaths in Australia hit a record low.