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OCTOBER 29, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 42

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Publication of a court decision affirming a company’s request to keep its name out of the CPSIA database related to a particular report will not change CPSC’s mandate for to the system, the agency asserted October 24.


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In the continuing review of F2388, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use, an ASTM task group invited Sam Shamie, co-president of Delta Children’s Products to share his concerns regarding stationary crib top changers.


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Commissioners are slated to hear a staff briefing October 31 on proposed safety standards for bedside sleepers and are scheduled to vote on November 7.


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Chairman Inez Tenenbaum October 16 focused on international cooperation in her remarks at the Brussels meeting of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).


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Commissioner Nancy Nord October 24 painted an unimpressive picture of CPSC adherence to President Barack Obama’s 2011 orders for government-wide reviews of regulations.


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Outgoing Commissioner Anne Northup October 11 urged the commission to follow through on exploring proposals to reduce third party testing costs.


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Aqua Leisure has reached a settlement with CPSC, agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $650,000 over allegations of failing to report defects involving its inflatable baby boats, the agency said October 17.


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The EC has set a November 30 deadline for comments on its recent discussion paper addressing new challenges for risk assessment.


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The European Commission’s committee on the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) met September 24 in Brussels, discussing the following issues.


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Briefs on bassinets, incidents, CPSC staff, CPSC data, product ingredients, lead, eye hazards, manufactured housing, air rifles, bifold doors, booster seats, clothing, eliptical cycles, high chairs, infant swings, tap handles, tree stands.


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Briefs on amusement rides, bumper boats, exercise boats, fire models, hockey masks, smoke tests, fire standards, kitchen vests, playground equipment, pole vault, trash receptacles, and more.


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Briefs on recalls, regulatory relief, chemicals, injury data, hair straighteners, magnets, portable pools, novelty lighters, string lights, bicycles, bunk beds, felt pens, and more.