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Feb 19 2018

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CPSC members voted 3-1 to begin litigation against Britax Child Safety over wheel detachments on 17 models of B.O.B. jogging strollers.


Feb 19 2018

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Michaels Stores' $1.5 million settlement of CPSC Section 15 reporting allegations was the third agency penalty announced in FY2018.


Feb 19 2018

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CPSC is line for a $1.5-to-$2 million budget cut in the next year.


Feb 19 2018

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Commissioner Elliot Kaye did not vote for CPSC's budget request as approved 3-1 by the other CSPC members.

Feb 19 2018

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CPSC identified three challenges that could affect its abilities to meet its goals in the next half decade.


Feb 19 2018

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CPSC's five-year strategic plan for 2018-2022 is organized around four areas: workforce, prevention, response, and communications.


Feb 19 2018

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CPSC did not fail to hit any performance goals during fiscal 2017 (ended September 30), according to its February 12 report.


Feb 19 2018

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How to avoid confused labs was a source of frustrated debate February 13 for an ASTM F15.42 labeling task group.


Feb 19 2018

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CPSC estimated that there were about 79,500 ER visits in 2016 involving unintentional pediatric poisoning incidents.


Feb 19 2018

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Mega Import and Export must pay NZ$65,000 following guilty pleas related to selling violative toys.


Feb 19 2018

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One of five toys were reviewed in a recent EU inspection effort contained restricted substances, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) warned February 13.


Feb 19 2018

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Comment by March 9 in a draft 2018-2020 priority products work plan from California's Department of Toxic Substances Control.


Feb 19 2018

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Safer States February 12 asserted that federal deregulatory attitudes mean more states are targeting chemicals in products.


Feb 19 2018

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Briefs on CPSC priorities, perfume, head injuries, bicycles, electric blankets, and more.


Feb 19 2018

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Briefs on water sports, building material, ice hockey, amusement rides, baseball bats, fun-karts, and more.


Feb 19 2018

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Briefs on CE marks, beanbag mattresses, scooter handlebars, battery packs, bicycles, hair dryers, and more.


Feb 12 2018

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CPSC staff February 2 made available a contractor report on riders' shifting weight and ATVs.

Feb 12 2018

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Members of an ASTM F15.21 working group February 6 reviewed suggested updates related to multiple occupants for the F2907 sling carrier standard.


Feb 12 2018

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EPA's February 7 final rule updates its references to voluntary standards on formaldehyde emissions from products made using composite wood.


Feb 12 2018

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New Zealand February 2 explained its safety expectations for products that use button batteries.


Feb 12 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in late January listed four "exceptional circumstances" in which companies might need special consideration for their REACH obligations.


Feb 12 2018

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The EU advocacy groups ANEC and BUEC are in the contractor-bidding phase of a research project aimed at the safety of connected products.


Feb 12 2018

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ANEC in January recommended that the CEN technical committee on children's playground equipment create a general strategy for chemicals, perhaps in the EN 1176 standard.


Feb 12 2018

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Registration links are available for CPSC's March training session in Asia.


Feb 12 2018

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Briefs on lead, playground surfaces, fireworks, window cords, Vermont, battery packs, gasoline engines, lamp sockets, and more.


Feb 12 2018

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Briefs on amusement rides, expansion gates, inclined sleep, toys, sports/dance floors, and more.


Feb 12 2018

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Briefs on appliances, blinds, bluetooth speakers, crib mattresses, novelty lights, and more.

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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

 

Trump's Regulatory Rollback for the US Economy Is a Dud — So Far

MarketWatch (New York, N.Y.)

President Trump has eliminated or rolled back large chunks of regulation with businesses cheering the White House on, but it’s hard to find evidence it’s been a big help to the economy after one year.

 

Let Regulators Eliminate Regulations

U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.)

In recent months, regulatory reform has been atop the agenda of many of the country's politicians.

 

Is Trump's Bonfire of Regulations Boosting Economic Growth? Text

Newsweek (New York, N.Y.)

“Pro-growth” economic policy is about more than just tax reform.

 

 

JUVENILE PRODUCTS & CHILDCARE ITEMS

 

Kalter: Infant Death Toll Hard to Conquer; New Practices Cited

Boston Herald (Boston, Nass.)

The rate of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death among newborns in the first month of life has stayed the same over two decades, despite safer sleep recommendations, local researchers have found.

 

'Dramatic' Rise in Babies Dying in Their Sleep: Harvard Study Warns Safe-Sleep Guidelines Have Done Nothing to Reduce Infant Deaths in 25 Years

Daily Mail (London, England)

Sudden deaths in newborns have not fallen in the last 25 years despite safe sleep guidelines, according to new research.

 

 

SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION

 

Corrupted Compasses and Deadly Selfies – Six Ways Technology Is Putting Travellers at Risk

The Telegraph (London, England)

This week Mountaineering Scotland issued a warning that magnets in outdoor clothing and on phone covers are putting hikers at risk, after a group accidentally walked miles in the wrong direction because of a malfunctioning compass.

 

Magnets in Clothing Can Cause Compasses to Fail, Walkers are Warned

The Guardian (London, England)

The use of magnets as fastenings on outdoor clothing and phone covers could cause hillwalkers to make potentially life-threatening navigational errors.

 

Hillwalkers Warned about Magnets in Clothing

BBC News (London, England)

Magnets in outdoor clothing and on phone covers raise the risk of hillwalkers making navigational errors.