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Monday March 12, 2018

CPSC & Other U.S. Briefs

Firearms: HR 5162, introduced March 5 by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), would remove the prohibition against CPSC regulation under the CPSA. It is with the Commerce Committee.

 

Consumers: CPSC targeted a different issue each day during the March 5-9 Consumer Protection Week – avoiding infant sleep clutter and back-to-sleep practices; fire issues like smoke alarms, cooking practices, and escape plans; pool protections like supervision, barriers/covers, and training; protections against tipping furniture and TVs; and learning of and responding to recalls. See more at bit.ly/2oR9IYZ.

 

Whistleblowers: CPSC recently updated its information to reflect 2017 changes to the Whistleblower Protection Act specifying that protections on medical record access now are among prohibited personnel practices covered by the law. These protections are for federal workers. Read the update at bit.ly/2oP1K2y.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Hazard

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy

Bacitracin: Maximum strength with lidocaine

3/7/18

First Aid Re­search

Lack of CR closures

500,000

None

Jan 2014-Nov 2017

$9

Refunds

Disposal Switches: Models 76703, STS-SOSN, 78251 and 74300 countertop

3/6/18

InSinkerator

Water can enter power module

1.4 million (C:28)

40 overheating with damage; no injuries

2005-

Oct 2017

$50-$90

Replacements

Insect Traps: Mosquito Magnet and Quick Clear Cartridge, numerous models

3/6/18

Woodstream

Broken pieces can be propelled

28,000

One but no injuries

Dec 2014-Dec 2016

$330-$1,000

Repairs

Jeans: Cat & Jack Star Studded

3/7/18

TopsonDowns (via Target)

Metal stars can detach

30,000

Six with five lacerations

Sep 2017-Nov 2017

$18

Refunds

Modular Blowers: MBR1200AA, MBR1600AA, MBVC1600AA and MBVC2000AA

3/5/18

Goodman Manufacturing

Incorrect electrical in­for­mation on serial plates

1,650

(C:80)

None

Apr 2017-Oct 2017

$350-$750

Replacement labels or repairs

Motorcycles: FS 450 closed-course

3/7/18

Husqvarna

Front brake master cyl­in­der piston can crack

160

(U)

Sep 2016-Dec 2017

$10,000-$10,500

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

Mar 12

9:00a

Jamie Strickland, Marcy Van Winkle

CBP, industry

Import/export trade

Tacoma, Wash.

Van Winkle,

mvanqinkle@cpsc.gov

Mar 12

All day

Doug Lee, Andrew Trotta others

UL

Batteries, wearable tech, refrigerants, more

Rockville, Md.

Trotta,

atrotta@cpsc.gov

Mar 12

2:00p

Scott Ayers

Unspecified

Flame jetting awareness

Teleconference

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Mar 13-14

All day

Scott Ayers

NFPA

Flammable and combustible liquid

Quincy, Mass.

Ayers,

sayers@cpsc.gov

Mar 13-15

All day

CPSC staff with

EC staff

Buying and sourcing professional

Product safety training

Shanghai and Guangzhou China

bit.ly/2EPTm9L

Mar 14-16

Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott

International Sleep Products Assn.

ISPA Expo

Charlotte, N.C.

Scott,

lscott@cpsc.gov

Mar 15

8:00a

John Cheung and Dario Rocha

SFO Expeditors

Outreach seminar

Brisbane, Calif.

Cheung,

jwcheung@cpsc.gov

Mar 15

10:00a

Scott Ayers

Carbon Monoxide Alliance

Carbon monoxide

Teleconference

Ayers,

saywers@cpsc.gov

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