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SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 38

 

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Commissioners September 19 questioned agency staff about potential opportunities to reduce third party testing costs consistent with assuring the compliance of children’s products.


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CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum opened a September 19 staff briefing by describing bassinets as a “most important tool for parents” and remarking, “We want parents and caregivers to know that bassinets seen in stores are among the safest in world.”


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At the inaugural CPSC Safety Academy September 20, commissioners promoted an agenda aimed at guiding the agency’s energies in the months and years ahead.


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CPSC General Counsel Cheryl Falvey will leave CPSC for Crowell & Moring.


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Haier America Trading will pay $850,000 to settle CPSC allegations of not fulfilling its Section 15 reporting obligations.


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Commissioner Nancy Nord September 19 responded to recent written remarks by Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Commissioner Robert Adler on CPSC’s stalled regulatory review plan.


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CPSC September 14 said its recent study reveals that readily available technology can reduce carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 90% or more on certain portable generators.


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CPSC staff September 12 recommended that the commission deny a petition that sought to require torch fuel and lamp oil to be packaged in opaque containers.


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CPSC staff September 19 urged the commission to re-defer a petition that seeks a rulemaking that would target glass fronts of vented gas fireplaces.


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Modified warning label language targeting slump-over incidents would be the only change in a proposed CPSC Section 104 switch for infant swing standards.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) September 17 said a new compliance check process will increase the likelihood of problematic REACH dossiers being scrutinized.


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An ASTM F1148 task group September 14 held an initial meeting to discuss on-product warning requirements for home playgrounds.


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CPSC staff September 14 expressed concern that standards for furnaces and boilers do not adequately protect against carbon monoxide (CO).


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Numerous product safety issues make up one part of a three-part plan by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to address the U.S. fire burden.


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Briefs on drywall, magnets, voluntary standards, upholstered furniture, recalls, golf carts watter bottles, window coverings, glazing material, battery operated toys, ATVS


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Briefs on bedside sleepers, deep fat fryers, floor surfaces, food service equipment, go karts, toys, decks, ice macines, iced tea dispensers, infant swings, commercial cooking equipment, insect control equipment, power units, motor-operated appliences, rotating electrical machines


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Briefs on Canada, show bags, bunk beds, back pack vacuum cleaners,coffee mugs, speaker systems, tree stands, bicycles, children's clothing, fan heaters, tattoo ink, ladders, oven cleaner