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AUGUST 6, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 32

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's commerce, manufacturing and trade subcommittee called CPSC members to testify August 2 at a hearing titled Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.


The number of CO deaths in 2011 associated with power-outage generators use could be the second highest since 1999, according to a July 26 report by CPSC.


A July 30 study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that public education, rather than warning systems technology, is the more effective solution to prevent children from being left behind in motor vehicles.


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Three states have taken steps towards strengthening their regulations on the safety and environmental effects of product ingredients.


Commissioner Robert Adler July 30 closed a meeting with the maker of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) screening device by saying that he would discuss the unit’s potential with CPSC scientists.


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Three companies the week of July 30 publicly criticized the recall demands of CPSC and Health Canada.


Commissioner Anne Northup July 23 gave her views on a disagreement among commissioners involving recordkeeping and a proposed rule on representative samples.


Canada July 28 said it will be looking at about 2,700 chemicals in its ongoing, phase-2 update to the Domestic Substances List (DSL) under the nation’s Chemical’s Management Plan.


A proliferation of voluntary labeling schemes could “create confusion, rather than facilitate purchasing,” according to a July 19 European Commission report on Knowledge-Enhancing Aspects of Consumer Empowerment.


Commissioner Nancy Nord in late July dedicated three entries on her blog to her concerns about the burdens of the testing rules mandated by the CPSIA.


Briefs on Anne Northup, interagency cooperation, phthalates, Section 15, toy jewelry, table saws, imports, Buckyballs, animal tests, juvenile products, child carriers, foldable stage riser caddies, motion sensing lights, toy vehicles.


Briefs on XRF, stacked chairs, insulating tape, electrical equipment, receptacle closures.


Briefs on REACH, toys, juvenile products, cosmetics, airport scanners, strollers, drawing boards, toys, bath sets.