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JULY 16, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 29

 

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A June 11 announcement by CPSC, the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA), and others should not be viewed as a model for future corrective actions.


A 2-2, party-line vote means that amendments to CPSIA testing regulations related to representative samples lack a majority vote and are not finalized.


Concern about changing laundering equipment versus CPISA testing needs was the subject of a July 10 discussion between CPSC and industry.


Commissioner Nancy Nord July 11 voiced apprehension about the process of the recent section 104 switch for play yards.


CPSC Small Business Ombudsman Neal Cohen July 12 told the International Housewares Association (IHA) how the 2011 CPSIA amendments could affect their industry.


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) until September 3 will seek comments related to a recent opinion by its risk assessment committee (RAC) that a proposed phthalates ban is not justified.


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a new practical guide for downstream users of chemical substances.


Up to 45% of tanning beds do not comply with labeling requirements regarding the risk of UV radiation according to the findings of an investigation carried out in 2010 and 2011 by market surveillance authorities from twelve European countries.


A July 6 final rule from the National Parks Service (NPS) encourages bike helmet mandates on federal lands within the 13 states that lack laws requiring use by youth under age 18.


Structural components or finishes was the top product category first ignited in residential fires associated with smoking material, primarily cigarettes, according to data made available July 9 by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Briefs on Section 15, cribs, carbonation systems, miter saws, rechargeable battery packs, soy candles, swing sets, hand held carriers, ROVs, trampolines, sling carriers, strollers, play yards.


Briefs on architectrual glass, building material, dough dividers, food cutters, food processors, mixing machines, sports fields, toddler beds, trampolines, bassinet and cradles.


Briefs on balloons, cosmetics, winter, CCPSA, safe sleep, REACH-IT, deep fryers, dishwasher, water bottles, slipper socks, heaters, highback chairs, nightshirts, plug adapters.