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OCTOBER 8, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 40

 

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CPSC staff briefed commissioners on the proposed final rule on infant swings October 3.


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CPSC has taken seven corrective actions on test lab accreditation, bringing it into compliance with federal and agency regulations, according to a September 24 report from its Office of Inspector General (OIG).


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Representatives from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) October 1 updated Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Commissioner Robert Adler on the group’s “Certification 2.0” program.


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CPSC should have published a Federal Register notice announcing that it was terminating a petition aimed at cadmium in children’s and toy jewelry, Commissioner Nancy Nord wrote October 3.


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Reformatting all attachments in the SaferProducts database to pdf format effectively forces CSPC reviewers to follow proper procedures on scrubbing personally identifiable information (PII), according to a September 21report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).


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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) September 27 wrote CPSC to direct attention to a study of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) by the Australian government.


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The 187 reports received by the EU’s RAPEX system in August puts the year-to-date tally at 1,551 – just about the same level as at the same point in the record-setting year, 2010.


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The European Commission October 3 asserted that nanomaterials should be regulated in a similar manner as chemical substances in its Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials.


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The 117 RAPEX reactions processed by DG Sanco in August puts the year-to-date tally at 1,148, which is about 8.5% ahead of the system at the same point in 2011.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) granted new registration numbers for 4,632 unique substances under the REACH regulation between July 2008 and August 2012, according to data it made available October 3.


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The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) October 19 in Brussels will launch an online recalls tool call Global/Recalls.


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The number of CPSC’s voluntary standards projects remained the same – at 60 – but its October 1 semiannual report reflects increased work.


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Briefs on bassinets/cradles, torch fuel, polyurethane foam, athletic equipment, dive computers, swings, toys, TVs, utility vehicles, washing machines, wood cleaners.


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Briefs on airguns, paintball, bassinets/cradles, building material, cables, circuit breakers, electric furniture, generators, heaters, inverters, lamp ballasts, power cables, valve readers.


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Briefs on CLP, C&L, nanomaterials, playsuits, plug adaptors, balls, puzzles, charms, dive computers, washers, bangle sets, car seats, home theaters.