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JUNE 18, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 20120618

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum June 13 expressed frustration with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) over play yards.


The June 8 meeting of the ASTM F15.21 soft infant and toddler carrier task group June 8 revealed progress in its effort to ballot new language regarding an adjustable leg opening fastener test, including a CPSC desire for a requirement that toddler carrier leg fasteners be able to support 45 pounds of uniaxial tensile force.

CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler June 14 expressed openness to considering removal of requirements on providing and maintaining General Conformity Certificates (GCCs) for certain products exempt from clothing flammability testing.


Many of the findings in a review of the security of the CPSIA database are outdated or have been addressed, CPSC IT staff wrote in late May.


The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) noted a “striking difference” in the prevalence of cooking as a cause of fires in homes when comparing single- and double-family dwellings to multifamily and other units.


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CPSC’s fast-track recall program has slowed noticeably, charge numerous people familiar with the process.


The EU received 152 RAPEX reports in May, only two less than it received in April.


The European Commission processed 200 RAPEX reactions in May, nearly double the number in the same month last year.


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EuroSafe and the European Child Safety Alliance June 12 released their 2012 child safety report cards, revealing inconsistencies in policy adoption across Europe.


Briefs on fire pots, magnets, carpets/rugs, dumbbell weights, freezer gel packs, handheld carriers, upholstered furniture, bik helmets, bassinets, ATVs.


Briefs on crib bumpers, personal electronics, air quality, RIP cigarettes, thermometers, bike helmets.


Briefs on emergency lighting, luminaires, optical isolators, solar trackers, power drive systems.


Briefs on nanomaterials, EU consumer policy, reusable bags, online sales, appliances, cookers, hot water bottles, handlebars, dollies, light fixtures, heaters, horse bits, air rifles, grills...and more