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OCTOBER 1, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 39

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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A coalition of 40 industry associations, headed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), September 27 expressed concern about recently-revealed, upcoming changes to CPSC information disclosure rules.


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CPSC’s harmonization efforts on window covering standards, and perhaps extending to all products, could be complicated by international differences in openness polices for meetings.


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CPSC staff September 24 clear that heavy metals testing requirements continue to apply to fabrics under the ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


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During a sometimes contentious conference call, members of the ASTM workgroup on battery operated toys debated labeling requirements to inform consumers of the dangers of ingesting batteries.


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Residential fires associated with heating were second only to cooking-related blazes in 2008 to 2010, according to data made available September 27 from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


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Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors placed in gas furnaces showed good durability in a CPSC study made available September 26.


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There were 434 non-pool/spa drowning fatalities among children under age 5 from 2006 to 2010, according to data made available September 27 by CPSC.


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CPSC Commissioner Anne Northup September 19 weighed in on the ongoing debate among commissioners about the agency’s regulatory reform plan.


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An out-of-business manufacturer means that Health Canada September 24 issued a warning, in lieu of a recall, on gas fireplaces with glass fronts that can explode


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The European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG) met recently in Brussels, discussing a broad number of issues related to consumer product safety and regulation.


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In an effort to keep unsafe products off the shelves of “$2” shops, discount and variety stores and out of weekend market stalls, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has created a product safety guide.


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The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) September 24 reactivated its S707 window covering products technical committee.


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CSPC history, CPSC ALJ, magents, detergent packs, children's products, bicycles, elevaators, hammocks, swings, juvenile products, bassinets, ATVs.


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Briefs on treestands, fire tests, ovens, cabinets, cables, capacitors, chimneys, LEDs, sprinklers, ranges, boilers, electronics, and more.


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Briefs on chemical ingredients, injury data, personal flotation devices, vanity sets, lamps, and more.