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MAY 14, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 20

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Marietta Robinson May 10 at her confirmation hearing told the Senate Commerce Committee that her priories if she joins CPSC will be completing Section 104 switches, strengthening the agency’s import surveillance work, and expanding its education efforts.


Recent unanimous CPSC votes drew praise from Senators at the May 10 nomination hearing for Marietta Robinson.


Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) May 10 urged a meeting among his staff, that of Sen. Kay Baily Hutchinson (R-Texas), and CPSCers familiar with the CPSIA database.


While cooking was the top cause of residential building fires in 2008 to 2010 that resulted in injuries, playing with heat source ranked highest for injuries per event.


CPSC will raise concerns about proposed changes to ASTM F1497-11, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playgrounds, to exempt non-traditional units not specified in the section from certain requirements.


The Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and nine fire-related associations and groups May 9 discussed engaging in a multi-pronged approach to target under-odorization and odorant fade in liquefied petroleum (LP) gas tanks.


An ASTM F15.17 task group May 7 discussed a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) recommendation that CPSC extend from six- to 24-months an effective period in an upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) for strollers.


DG-Sanco May 8 attributed the 2011 decline in RAPEX reports to numerous causes.


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) seeks comments by July 31 on its review of scientific evidence of risks posed by the phthalates DINP and DIDP.


Briefs on privacy act, recalls, meetings.


Briefs on car seats. tanning devices.


Briefs on ASTM standards, UL standards.


Briefs on cosmetics, EU policy, X-ray scanners, mandatory reporting, recalls, RAPEX.