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Monday April 24, 2017

CPSC & Other U.S. Briefs

Elevators: Commissioners are set to vote by April 25 on a draft letter (bit.ly/2plADOf) to inform petitioners of the decision (PSL, 4/10/17) to deny the request that CPSC address child entrapment risks in residential units. Agency staff said changes to voluntary standards now address the petitioners' concerns (PSL, 3/20/17).

 

Viking Range: Comment by May 1 on the company's settlement with CPSC (PSL, 4/17/17) of reporting allegations. More is in the April 14 Federal Register (bit.ly/2oputb5).

 

Toys: A recording of CPSC's April 13 webinar on its updated rule to reflect 2016 changes to ASTM F963 is at bit.ly/2oV5tue.

 

Flame Retardants: Read an article from USFA about concerns related to use in firefighter clothing at bit.ly/2orcJwC.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Hazard

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy

Caster Boards: RipStik electric motorized

4/2017

Razor

Rear wheels can lock during use

158,000

700 with four injuries

Feb 2016-Apr 2017

$180

Repairs

Chairs: Stafford Windsor-style

4/18/17

Cost Plus

Legs can break

4,700

Four breaks, one bowed leg, no injuries

Jun 2016-Dec 2016

$100

Replacements

Food Dehydrators:EZDRY, six-tray EPD60W

4/20/17

Greenfield World Trade

Overheating

14,000

13 with 6 fires and 1 property damage; no injuries

Jun 2016-Feb 2017

$40-$50

Refunds or replacements

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 24

All day

Scott Ayers

UL 484

Flammable charges in room air conditioners

Washington, D.C.

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Apr 24

10:00a

2:00p

3:00p

4:30p

Separate meetings:

AM Buerkle & M Robinson

Elliot Kaye

Robert Adler

Joseph Mohorovic

Deloitte

Risk sensing analytics

Bethesda, Md.

Respectively:

dyahr@cpsc.gov

jfswamidoss@cpsc.gov

mkentoff@cpsc.gov

rradford@cpsc.gov

Apr 25

11:00a

1:00p

2:30p

3:30p

Separate meetings:

Marietta Robinson

Robert Adler

Elliot Kaye

Ann Marie Buerkle

PPAI

Cooperation with CPSC

Bethesda, Md.

Respectively:

dyahr@cpsc.gov

mkentoff@cpsc.gov jfswamidoss@cpsc.gov

kcostello@cpsc.gov

Apr 25

4:00p

Doug Lee

Button Battery Task Force

Ingestion

Teleconference

Lee

dlee@cpsc.gov

Apr 26

10:00a

Scott Ayers

10:00a

ASTM F15.45

Candle fire safety

Teleconference

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Apr 26

2:00p

Andrew Stadnik, Rodney Valliere and others

AFSL

XRF analysis

Rockville, Md.

Valliere

rvalliere@cpsc.gov

Apr 27

9:30a (w)

Commissioners

Decisional meeting

Table saws

Bethesda, Md.

www.cpsc.gov/live

Apr 27

1:30p

Yaniri De Leon

Intl. Assn of Bedding & Furniture Law Officials

Import regulations

Newport, R.I.

De Leon

ydeleon@cpsc.gov

Apr 27

2:00p

Ronald Joran

ANSI/CSA cross-func­tional working group

CO detectors in gas appliances

Teleconference

Shannon Corcoran (CSA)

216-524-4990

Apr 27

2:00p

Robert Adler

AAFA

Cooperation with CPSC

Bethesda, Md.

Maureen Kenoff

mkentoff@cpsc.gov

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