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JULY 30, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 31

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Burlington Coat Factory will pay $1.5 million to settle CPSC Section 15 reporting allegations, the agency announced July 26.


The three counts in CPSC’s July 25 administrative complaint against Maxfield & Oberton over its Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnetic desk toys involve whether the warnings are defective, whether the products are defective, and whether they are substantial product hazards.


In the second quarter of fiscal 2012 (January 1 to April 30), CPSC investigators screened more than 3,700 products at United States ports, stopping entry of 319 (361,183 units).


At a July 25 meeting of the ASTM F15.18 play yard subcommittee, CPSC staff presented and won approval to ballot a number of proposed revisions to F406, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards.


A July 26 ASTM task group meeting on infant rockers July 26 revealed progress on a new standard.


CPSC staff and members of the ASTM F15.17 stroller subcommittee July 23 reviewed and debated 26 comments from the June 9 ballot on carriages and strollers.


CPSC staff and the ASTM F15.21 subcommittee July 19 and 20 discussed the future of flammability standards for infant sling carriers.


The EU is back on record pace for RAPEX reports for 2012, with the 188 notices in June putting the year-to-date total at 1,141 at the halfway point.


In 2011, 28.6% of the 115 million articles detained by EU Customs under suspicion of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) were daily use products with health and safety concerns.

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CPSC could not comment to PSL questions about whether it has been negotiating with Chick-fil-A and whether the firm had made a Section 15 report related to pulling toys from its outlets, citing safety concerns.


Briefs on phthalates, beach chairs, golf carts, power strips, strollers, TV mounts, .


Briefs on ski jumps, walkway surfaces, decks, electric fans, electric signs, fire alarms, fire hydrants, LED equipments, polymeric material, dehumidifiers, water coolers, electric tools, vending machines.


Briefs on REACH, barium, winter, t-shirs, heaters, power leads, children's clothing, food mixers, woks, twinkle lights, lanters, rattles.