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Jun 17 2019

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Commissioners are slated to cast ballot votes by June 18 on a CPSC staff recommendation to terminate the inclined sleepers notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR).


Jun 17 2019

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New bills to modernize the fast track recall system and to ban inclined sleepers and crib bumpers were among topics a House panel addressed June 13.


Jun 17 2019

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IT security is the reason CPSC's inspector general (IG) did not make an IT security report public.


Jun 17 2019

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The next step by a large stakeholder group looking at connected devices for cooktops will be to understand the market.


Jun 17 2019

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CPSC got mostly favorable comments to a proposal to change certain mower warnings to pictorial only.

Jun 17 2019

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Jake's Fireworks this spring sued in Maryland U.S. district court against CPSC's use of its audible effects test.


Jun 17 2019

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FDA in early June added two products to recalls involving asbestos in children's makeup.


Jun 17 2019

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Three Democratic senators June 10 called for CPSC and Department of Commerce action to ensure that toy, imitation, and non-powder guns all look different from each other.


Jun 17 2019

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The U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards will be among the agencies tasked with outlining regulatory approaches for handling new technologies.


Jun 17 2019

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Give input by August 30 on an EC move to look at updating the Machinery Directive.


Jun 17 2019

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Widespread reports in the British press the week of June 10 – concerning the imminence of an action related to a recall of Whirlpool clothes dryers – were rooted in comments by a member of Parliament familiar with the situation.


Jun 17 2019

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The New York legislature recently passed a bill to require retailers to sell clothing storage units (CSUs) with restraints.


Jun 17 2019

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Newly-passed Maine legislation would add phthalates, PFAS, and "chemicals of concern" to restrictions for food-contact materials.


Jun 17 2019

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Briefs on Zen, highchairs, activity centers, and winter safety, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jun 10 2019

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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.


Jun 10 2019

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Commissioners are slated to vote by June 11 on CPSC staffers' recommendation against accepting the -18a version of the ASTM F404 highchair standard.


Jun 10 2019

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Incorporate ASTM's recent changes to the F2012 standard on stationary activity centers, CPSC staff urged commissioners. A ballot vote is due June 11.


Jun 10 2019

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CPSC knows of 389 pool and spa drowning deaths in 2016 among children under 15, according to its most recent data made available June 6.


Jun 10 2019

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An ASTM F15.42 working group June 5 began consideration of possibly adding dynamic load testing to the F3096 standard on tip restraints used with clothing storage units (CSUs).


Jun 10 2019

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An ASTM F15.66 working group June 5 quickly agreed to a tweak to draft changes to the F2933 standard related to aftermarket mattresses for small cribs and play yards.


Jun 10 2019

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CPSC did not comply with federal payments requirements in FY2018, according to a contractor report provided June 3 by the agency's inspector general (IG) office.


Jun 10 2019

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Lead paint was among the problems cited by Customs and Border Protection in its late May announcement that it had seized counterfeit smart phone cases.


Jun 10 2019

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A coalition of 10 major retailers in May issued an updated request for suppliers to use alternatives to certain chemicals.


Jun 10 2019

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Chemical safety advocates June 4 gave commissioners and others an overview of new research on flame retardants (FRs) and, more broadly, a quick explanation of a class-based approach to chemical safety.


Jun 10 2019

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A recent survey report from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) found a link between product safety risks to seniors and the ages of products.


Jun 10 2019

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A recent EC report of the free movement of goods includes some commentary product safety rules.


Jun 10 2019

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California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) June 28 will hold a meeting on toluene risks to children.


Jun 10 2019

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Briefs on fuel containers, hurricanes, regulations, fires, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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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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Companies need to confirm to CPSC immediately that they received letters about unauthorized release of their information.


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The House Energy and Commerce consumer protection subcommittee told CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle to respond by April 6 to its letter suggesting she "coordinated with industry."


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The House Energy and Commerce consumer protection subcommittee sought answers in 15 areas from CPSC.


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ASTM February 19 began the process of moving towards an F15 standard for high-powered, separable magnets not sold as toys.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

The Danger in Our Homes

BBC News (London, England)

The tumble dryer in the Garnham family home was on the list.

 

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban Inclined Sleepers

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

Federal lawmakers this week introduced bills to ban the sale of inclined sleepers, a bassinet-like device for babies that faced widespread criticism after Fisher-Price recalled its popular Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper in April following reports it was tied to more than 30 infant deaths.

 

 

BLOGS

 

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New Technology is the New Wave in Consumer Protection: Is Your Company Ready?

Crowell & Moring

As more organizations incorporate technology in newfound ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness, government agencies have done the same.

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

Motorized Scooter Facial and Head Injuries on the Rise

Science Times (New York, N.Y.)

A Rutgers study has discovered that facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade.

 

 

FURNITURE

 

Florida Mother’s Mission Is To Save Children From Furniture Tipping Over On Them

WFOR (Miami, Fla.)

Meghan DeLong of Lakeland still vividly remembers the details of May 14th, 2017.

 

 

TOYS

 

Officials Push to Regulate Sale of Toy and Imitation Guns

NJTV (Englewood, N.J.)

East Orange officials, the Essex County sheriff and Sen. Bob Menendez delivered a simple message about the realistic appearance of fake guns.

 

U.S. Senators Call for More Prominent Markings on Toy Guns

Newsweek (New York, N.Y.)

Three Democratic U.S. Senators are calling on the Commerce Department to more effectively regulate look-alike firearms, a category that encompasses toy guns and other products whose appearance imitates a real weapon.