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JULY 23, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 30

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

CPSC Staff July 13 recommended that the agency adopt a guidance on phthalates in inaccessible components in toys and childcare items that is based on its earlier, similar guidance for lead in such parts.


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U.S. movement away from flame retardant (FR) chemicals in upholstered furniture and other products continued at a July 17 hearing of the Senate Appropriations financial services and general government subcommittee.


The ASTM F15.21 subcommittee on hand-held infant carriers July 17 discussed results of a recent industry survey on the effectiveness of three pictograms intended to remind parents and caregivers to buckle infants in the carriers.


CPSC staff’s July 19 teleconference with the ASTM F15.21 soft infant carrier subcommittee revealed progress on development of an updated standard for sling carrier instructions and warning labels.


Written comments from three commissioners give more insight into the 2-2, party-line split that has stalled changes to CPSC testing sample rules.


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A July 17 final rule by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants a request from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to “no longer provide for the use of polycarbonate (PC) resins” in baby bottles and sippy cups.


As part of an ongoing anti-counterfeiting operation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced July 12 that it had seized 70 websites that were found to be illegally selling counterfeit merchandise.


The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) July 17 reminded sellers that they are obliged to report incidents that do not involve products they sold.


Prosafe concluded the safety of lighters is “significantly better” in its July 10 Joint Follow-up Market Surveillance Action on Child-Resistant Lighters and Novelty Lighters.


California July 17 filed a complaint in Los Angeles superior court against 16 companies over allegations of supplying jewelry that violates the state’s toxic content laws.


Briefs on Battat, pools, aqua socks, decorative lights, high chairs, sleigh beds, step stools, trampolines, upholstered furniture, strollers, play yards, infant rockers, apparel, toys.


Briefs on bath rethermalizers, mechanical protection tubing, refrigerators, seperable connectors, motors.


Briefs on biocides, detergent packs, toxilogical summaries, laser pointers, gel packs, teeth whiteners, light badges, tricycles, lanterns, deep fryers.