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JUNE 11, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 24

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Commissioners are slated to vote by the end of June on a CPSIA Section 104 switch for play yards with one area of modification.


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Those wishing to speak at an upcoming CPSC hearing on its fiscal 2014 agenda and priorities need to get their written submissions to CPSC by June 13.


CPSC staff at a May 6 meeting on standards and tools used to assess the burn potential hazard from contact with glass fireplaces listened to concerns about seven specific issues in the draft testing procedures for a standard to mandate barriers substantially more protective than those in current standards.


The EU May 31 unveiled a plan for addressing the issue of toxic chemical mixtures, creating an ad hoc, cross-agency working group to promote the integrated identification and assessment of priority mixtures.


Testing lab accreditation and CPSIA database security are among the CPSC activities with ongoing audits by the agency’s Inspector General (OIG), according to that office’s report for the first half of fiscal 2012.


The European Child Safety Alliance is set to unveil its 2012 Child Safety Report Cards on June 12.


A June 4 initial screening by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to identify which substances identified as CMRs (carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic) have been registered under REACH shows that only 60% of the substances included in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation have either been registered or notified to the C&L inventory.


The Safe States Alliance in May made six recommendations to improve poisoning surveillance.


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Product safety stakeholders deemed third-party testing labs to have adequate capacity, sufficient expertise, and good work quality, according to an online survey conducted by PSL.


Briefs on crib bumpers, coffeemakers, folding deck chairs, highchairs, horse bridle bits, electrical safety, play yards, GCCs, phthalates.

Briefs on bats, cribs, dishwashers, infant walkers, air ducts, automatic electric controllers, fire warning systems, hand-held tools, luminaires.


Briefs on lighters, ladders, REACH, lights, log splitters, strollers, coffeemakers, cribs/play yards.