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MAY 21, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 21

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Commissioners are slated to vote by May 22 on a staff recommendation that they defer for an extra six months a petition on bunk beds.


CPSC and the EU Enterprise and Industry Directorate General (DG-Enterprise) May 10 signed a “recognition of mutual interest” letter.


The Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA) May 9 petitioned CPSC to adopt a new rule defining and distinguishing traditional crib bumpers from hazardous soft pillow-like crib bumpers.


Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is seeking action by CPSC and others on chemicals safety. He also is calling for passage of S. 847, which would update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


Commissioner Anne Northup May 11 called the third-party testing system that CPSC is setting up under the CPSIA a “growing bureaucratic morass.”


CPSC May 16 said five retailers are cooperating related to the 2010 recall by a now out-of-business company.


CPSC plans to sponsor a contest to create applications and other web tools that would raise awareness of its reports and recalls.


CPSC May 15 announced to a youth football safety and helmet replacement partnership.


The EU’s Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) determined that short peak inhalation exposure to airborne mercury from accidental breakage of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) is unlikely to pose a health risk to children.


DG Sanco May 15 said that following comments, an on-going project to review recent scientific literature on the safety of electromagnetic fields is unchanged.


CPSC staffers May 7 told standards makers that based on their data review, they deemed the risk of severe burn injury to consumers making contact with unvented glass-fronted fireplaces sufficient to request additional protections.


ASTM May 16 promoted that a task group of its F24.60 subcommittee on special rides and attractions recently completed a draft new standard for trampoline parks.


Briefs on recalls, meetings.


Briefs on window coverings, ASTM standards, UL standards.


Briefs on solar panels, RAPEX, recalls.