JULY 2, 2012VOLUME 41 ISSUE 27
PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Sens. Kay Baily Hutchinson (R-Texas) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) June 25 queried CPSC on the 6(b) ramifications of CPSC creating a Facebook page.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) June 20 made available its recommendations for improved “performance information” for nanotech safety.
Two 4-0 votes occurred quickly in CPSC’s June 27 approval of its play yard section 104 switch.
The merits of testing representative product samples versus random samples and potential effects on manufacturing industry were debated by CPSC during a June 27 commission briefing.
CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum June 26 opened the annual fireworks safety press conference on the National Mall by sharing a statistic from the study that found that 65% of all fireworks injuries occurred in the 30 days around the July 4th holiday
CPSC staff June 20 received results from Consumers Union (CU) personnel detailing the group’s recent bicycle helmet testing, as well as its request for changes to 16 CFR 1203, the safety standard for bicycle helmets.
Commissioner Anne Northup in late June wrote a strong criticism of the Democratic members of CPSC.
Commissioner Nancy Nord June 25 praised a vote that revoked outdated cap gun rules, but she stressed that the move should not be considered part of CPSC’s ongoing effort to streamline its regulations
Three product-safety legal developments occurred in late June in Australia.
Health Canada June 25 reminded companies that handheld lasers should be limited to Class3R/IIIa or less.
A coalition of makers of “loose as received” magnets sold as amusements for adults has begun the process of seeking an ASTM standard for their products.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) June 26 said it is working with Safe Kids to educate consumers about the risks neglecting to take children out of car seats in the rears of hot cars.
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) June 22 signed H 7653, the Comprehensive Children’s Jewelry Safety Act.
Briefs on play yards, phthalates, bumper pads, cap guns, adult tricycles, air movers, cordless drills, recliner chairs, recumbent bicycles, sleigh beds, toilet flushing systems, bassinets, laundering technology.
Briefs on skis, VOCs, air ducts, doors, electric vehicles, EV chargers, gas heaters, refrigerants, wall and ceiling mounts, low voltage system.s
Briefs on nanotech, toys, air guns, iPod chargers, gas heaters, shoe dryers, jackets/windbreakers/sweatshirts, water tanks, blenders, battery chargers.