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Monday April 17, 2017

CPSC & Other U.S. Briefs

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.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Hazard

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy

Adjustable Beds: Bases of numerous models

4/12/17

Customatic Beds

Side AC outlets can be wired incorrectly

50,000

None

Jun 2012-Jan 2017

$1,500

Repairs

ATVs: Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000

4/13/17

Polaris

Electronic power steer­ing can malfunction

3,800

15 but no injuries

Sep 2016-Mar 2017

$6,900-$13,300

Repairs

Chests of Drawers: Compendium Collection bow front, beech wood

4/10/17

Vanguard Furniture

Instability

170

None

Aug 2015-Feb 2017

$4,200-$4,400

Repairs

Garbage Disposals: Numerous brands/models

4/11/17

Anaheim and Moen

Metal part can break off during use

146,000

(C: 2,700)

22 but no injuries

Dec 2015-Mar 2017

$80-$450

Replacements

ROVs: Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900

4/17/17

Polaris

Heat shields can fall off

51,000

13 with five fires but no injuries

Apr 2014-Mar 2017

$13,400-$21,300

Repairs

Solar Panels: Roof-mounted c-Si M 60 NA3011

4/13/17

Bosch Solar Services

Overheating

28,000

None

Oct 2011-May 2013

$300

Replacements

Toys: Various Easter egg and dinosaur water absorbing grow toys

4/13/17

Target

Ingestion

560,000

None

Feb 2017-Mar 2017

$1

Refunds

Tumblers: 14 oz flip

4/11/17

Teavana

Leak hot liquid

23,600

(C: 1,600)

12 with one burn

Oct 2016-Feb 2017

$40

Refunds

UTVs: Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4

4/11/17

John Deer

Throttle cable dust boot can loosen

8,500

Two but no injuries

Jan 2016-Mar 2017

$10,000-$12,900

Repairs

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


 

CPSC Calendar *

When

CPSCers

With

Topic

Where

To Learn More

Apr 19

All day

Scott Ayers

NFPA 45

Laboratory fire safety

Arlington, Va.

Laura Moreno (NFPA)

617-770-3000

Apr 19

10:00a

Joe Mohorovic and staff

JPMA

Working with CPSC

Bethesda, Md.

Ryan Radford

rradford@cpsc.gov

Apr 20

2:00a

Scott Ayers

Z21/CSA

Outdoor cooking and illu­minating gas appliances

Rockville, Md.

Ayers

sayers@cpsc.gov

Apr 19-20

All day

Doug Lee

FDA

Batteries in e-cigarettes

White Oak, Md.

Lee,

dlee@cpsc.gov

Apr 21

10:00a

Scott Ayers

ASTM F15.45

Candles

Teleconference

Ayers

sayers@cpsc.gov

* (w) = webcast will be available on CPSC website; underscored names are commissioners; times are local; teleconferences are EST/EDT.