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AUGUST 27, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 34

 

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Maxfield & Oberton August 14 outlined six defenses to CPSC’s administrative complaint.


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Commissioners August 23 voted 4-0 to docket a petition that asks it to replace current testing procedures for glazing materials in certain architectural products.


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Three years after implementing the Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA), CPSC reports that the number of deaths associated with fires was higher in 2009-2011 than in the three years prior (2006-2008).


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The ASTM F15.21 Subcommittee on Infant Swings has finalized proposed revisions to F2088-12, Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Swings, and will publish the standard very soon.


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The ASTM F15.21 subcommittee on hand-held infant carriers August 22 discussed the results of a survey to measure the effectiveness of two pictograms designed to remind parents and caregivers to properly buckle infants in their hand-held carriers.


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CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum August 23 received suggestions on ways to proceed related to the Chronic Hazard Advisor Pane (CHAP) working on phthalates.


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CPSC staff August 17 reported plans to approach UL to form a task group to seek new standards aimed at ignition of cooking material in pans.


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A 2-2 tie earlier in August reveals the party-line split on how CPSC should proceed on its White House prompted effort to update and streamline its rules.


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A proposal August 22 by national regulators in Australia to ban small, high powered magnets was followed a day later by immediate, interim bans by at least five Australian states.


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Health Canada August 14 announced it has begun a national marketplace assessment involving small, powerful magnets.


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Briefs on magnets, pools, ATVs, ROVs, Safety Academy, recalls, toy jewelry, carpets and rugs, coal/woodburning, nuisance alarms, termostats, e-waste, baby seats, bunk beds, ceiling fans, bracelets, scooters, crib fringes, digital cameras, heated pet mats, matches, nightlights.


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Briefs on air conditioners, audio-video, boilers, cleaning machines, dehumifiers, fuel cells, gas/oil-burners, nighlights, amusement rides, bassinets/cradles, cribs/play yards, bike helmets, building material, eye protection.


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Briefs on chemicals, artificial lights, low voltage, phthalates, at risk populations, show bags, electric blankets, iPads, high chairs, dishwashers, mops, power controllers, costumes, rugs, dishwashers.