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Monday January 08, 2018

CPSC & Other U.S. Briefs

Pools: CPSC January 2 promoted that it has $1.1 million available for Pool Safely programs. Applications for the two-year grants are due April 2 and will be awarded in June. Targets are general safety and drain entrapments. See bit.ly/2Ar3tOs.

 

Christmas Trees: The U.S. Fire Administration is urging consumers to discard trees, especially if allowed to become dry. It is pointing to information (bit.ly/2lX1QTZ) that one out of four tree fires are linked to electricity and that tree fires spread very rapidly, especially if they involve dry ones. NFPA recently reported (PSL, 11/27/17) there are some 200 tree fires per year.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Hazard

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy

Batteries: Lithium ion for various notebook and mobile workstations

1/4/18

HP

Overheating

50,000

(C:2,600)

Eight, three with prop­er­ty damage, one injury

Dec 2015-Dec 2017

$50-$90 (in de­vices:$300-$4K)

Replacements

Bean Bag Chair Covers: DIY, RN48711, id COLORS

1/2/18

Comfort Research

Zippers can be openedbychildren

1,200

None

Apr 2017-Aug 2017

$30-$40

Refunds

Mower Spindle Shafts: 504-00341 and 504-00346

1/4/18

SureFit

Shafts can break

900

(C: 75)

On without injury

Jan 2017-Sep 2017

$20

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

Jan 8-13

All day

Doug Lee

National Electrical Code

2020 revision cycle

Hilton Head, SC

Lee,

dlee@cpsc.gov

Jan 8

1:00p

Hope Nesteruk

ASTM F15.21 sling carrier task group

Warnings

Teleconference

Nesteruk,

hnesteruk@cpsc.gov

Jan 9

10:00a

Mary Toro and others

Canyon Bicycles

CPSC regulations (open); proprietary info (closed)

Bethesda, Md.

Toro,

mtoro@cpsc.gov

Jan 9

11:00a

Celestine Kish and others

ASTM F15.20

Soap solution reference figures

Teleconference

Kish,

ckish@cpsc.gov

Jan 9

3:00p

Tim Smith and others

ASTM F15.19

Infant bedding firmness

Teleconference

Smith,

tsmith@cpsc.gov

Jan 10

10:00p

Yeon Seok Kim

UL 2157

High-speed spin cycles

Teleconference

Kim

ykim@cpsc.gov

Jan 10

1:00p

Ian Hall and others

Hovding

Helmet standards

Rockville, Md.

Hall,

ihall@cpsc.gov

Jan 10

3:00p

Kristen Talcott and others

ASTM F15.17

Wheel detachments on jogger strollers

Teleconference

Talcott,

ktalcott@cpsc.gov

Jan 11

10:00a

Scott Ayers

ASTM F15.10

Flame mitigation de­vices on gasoline containers

Teleconference

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Jan 11

11:00a

Kristen Talcott

ASTM F15.17

Stroller armbar covers

Teleconference

Talcott,

ktalcott@cpsc.gov

Jan 11

2:00p

Celestine Kish and others

ASTM F15.18

Inclined sleep products electrical requirements

Teleconference

Kish,

ckish@cpsc.gov

Jan 12

9:00a

Scott Ayers

ASTM F15.45

Candle incident data

Teleconference

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Jan 16

2:00p

Hope Nesteruk and Celestine Kish

ASTM F15.18

Play yard mattress breathability tests

Teleconference

Nesteruk,

hnesteruk@cpsc.gov

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