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APRIL 23, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 17

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

CPSC April 13 offered a rare public view into its non-recall compliance actions in its annual report to the President and Congress for fiscal 2011.


CPSC is accepting nominations until May 31 for the 2012 Chairman’s Commendation Circle Awards.


Sending texts or emails is the primary culprit in cell-phone-attributed crashes among younger adults while talking is for their older counterparts.


A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Massachusetts April 17 said they have found cupric oxide nanoparticles can damage the DNA of radishes and two types of ryegrass.


While the overall unintentional injury rate decreased by 29% from 2000 to 2009, newborns and infants under age 1 saw a 16% increase based primarily on a 54% rise in reported deaths by suffocation, according to an April 16 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


March saw a decrease in the number of EU RAPEX reports, ending a steady increase in notices that had characterized 2012 thus far.


The European Commission validated 178 RAPEX reactions in March, according to a DG-Sanco report released April 12.


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) April 12 highlighted the relationship between franchisee and franchisor in product safety incident reporting in that nation.


ASTM has launched a Suppliers Declaration of Conformity program, the standards group announced April 17.


Briefs on cribs, infant swings, Inez Tenenbaum, recalls, meetings.


Briefs on ASTM standards, UL standards.


Briefs on CCPSA penalties, DMF, telecom, electromagnetic, hair dyes, cosmetics, recalls, RAPEX