Federal Staffing: The April 12 White House memo directing agencies to look for redundancies aimed at workforce reductions is at bit.ly/2p0Xoai.
MECAP: CPSC's latest report (bit.ly/2ovLnrC) on medical examiner and coroner alerts looks at cases involving infant swings, window frames, ladders, space heaters, buckets, ATVs, propane heaters, deep fryers, extension cords, fans, and dryer vents.
Mattresses: Comment by May 11 on CPSC submission to OMB for extension of information collection approval. See the April 11 Federal Register at bit.ly/2pxSo94.
Clothing/Textiles: Comment by May 11 on CPSC submission to OMB for extension of information collection approval. See the April 11 Federal Register at bit.ly/2obi8XU.
Generators: Presenters' materials at CPSC's public hearing last month (PSL, 3/13/17) are at bit.ly/2pdi6jR.
Fire Mapping: The U.S. Fire Administration's recent article on use of Red Cross incident data to target demographic vulnerabilities is at bit.ly/2paYrnL.
Car Seats: NHTSA April 3 gave its annual warning about heatstroke deaths in children left in vehicles. See bit.ly/2ovYZDv.
Adjustable Beds: Bases of numerous models
Side AC outlets can be wired incorrectly
Jun 2012-Jan 2017
ATVs: Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000
Electronic power steering can malfunction
15 but no injuries
Sep 2016-Mar 2017
Chests of Drawers: Compendium Collection bow front, beech wood
Aug 2015-Feb 2017
Garbage Disposals: Numerous brands/models
Anaheim and Moen
Metal part can break off during use
22 but no injuries
Dec 2015-Mar 2017
ROVs: Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900
Heat shields can fall off
13 with five fires but no injuries
Apr 2014-Mar 2017
Solar Panels: Roof-mounted c-Si M 60 NA3011
Bosch Solar Services
Oct 2011-May 2013
Toys: Various Easter egg and dinosaur water absorbing grow toys
Feb 2017-Mar 2017
Tumblers: 14 oz flip
Leak hot liquid
12 with one burn
Oct 2016-Feb 2017
UTVs: Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4
Throttle cable dust boot can loosen
Two but no injuries
Jan 2016-Mar 2017
1 Dates in parentheses are original dates for reannouncements. 2Numbers in parentheses are units in joint recalls with Health Canada (C) and/or Mexico’s Profeco (M). (U)=unspecified
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White Oak, Md.
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