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OCTOBER 15, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 41

 

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Product Safety Letter will not have an October 22, 2012 edition due to its schedule of 50 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 41, No. 42, will be dated October 29, 2012.


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Commissioners October 10 voted unanimously deciding to explore nine specific potential opportunities for reducing third party testing costs.


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Commissioner Anne Northup attended her final public meeting October 10 at the conclusion of which fellow commissioners praised her for her dedication and fervor.


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The ISO TC181 Working Group 7, in October 3 and 9 teleconferences, continued its progress on development of a global age determination guideline for toys.


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Members of the ASTM D10.32 subcommittee on safety closures October 8 debated language in more than a dozen standards in anticipation of a December 7 ballot deadline.


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An ASTM workgroup for battery operated toys October 10 continued discussion on button/coin cell ingestion and hazard requirements for ASTM F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


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There were an annual average estimated 2,310 deaths, 12,550 injuries and $7.09 billion in property loss from 366,700 unintentional consumer product-related residential fires in the three years from 2008-2010, according to a CPSC report made available October 9.


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CPSC October 11 opened a two-day summit on ATV safety, seeking ideas and consensus among stakeholders.


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DG Sanco October 9 pointed to its ongoing efforts to focus on consumer behavior in developing its educational and information activities.


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Briefs on infant swings, booster seats, CPSC staff, CPSC website, high chairs, shorts, USB chargers.


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Briefs on cable assemblies, connectors, control systems, luminaires, microwaves, personal flotation devices, refrigerators, smoke alarms, steel conduits, steel tubing, EV charging systems, fuel accessories, fuel guages.


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Briefs on pools, chemicals, bikes, chairs, spills, rugs, high chairs, dehumidifiers, boas, washing machines, water bottles.