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DECEMBER 10, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 48

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC should deem a product to have no adverse effect on public health if it is likely to increase a child’s blood lead level less than 0.8 ?g/dL, according to an agency staff report made available December 3.


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CPSC in November responded to dozens of follow-up questions from members of the House subcommittee with oversight over the agency.


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CPSC December 5 launched its third administrative complaint this year against a consumer product company.


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CPSC’s new general counsel will be Stephanie Tsacoumis, who comes from Georgetown University, where she served as vice president, general counsel and adjunct professor of law.


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Companies need to pay attention to test methods associated with CPSC rules, urged former General Counsel Cheryl Falvey.


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Alongside industry experts from the FDA, Toy Industry Association, Cargill, ANSI and Center for Science in the Public Interest, Richard O’Brien, director of CPSC’s Office of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs, November 29 spoke on current events related to toy and food safety during a panel of the FTC’s “Enforceable Codes of Conduct Forum.”


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CPSC staff and other members of a UL working group managing updates to UL 987, Standard for Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools, December 3 discussed comments on their most recent proposal.


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Bonnie Rose, President of the Standards Division, Canadian Standards Association Group (CSA) December 5 met separately with CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Commissioner Robert Adler to discuss possible areas of collaboration between the two safety organizations.


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The 187 RAPEX reports received by DG Sanco in October took the year-to-date total to 1,948, within striking distance of the 2010 record and very near the second highest year.


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The 152 RAPEX reactions validated by DG Sanco in October put the year-to-date total at 1,417.


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More than half (52%) of inspected companies submitted noncompliant safety data sheets (SDS), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said December 4.


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The estimated number of injuries associated with holiday decorations rose about 1,000 per year from 2009 to 2011, CPSC reported December 5.


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Commissioner Nancy Nord December 4 characterized the recently passed representative sample rule as having an unclear scope, being unnecessarily burdensome and creating compliance uncertainty.


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Briefs on drawstrings, fireplace inserts, mugs, house fires, certificates of compliance, bedside sleepers.


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Briefs on fire tests, cable tests, dishwashers, electric fences, electric fittings, electric tools, generators, plugs, solar panels, lamps, refrigerators, and more.


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Briefs on REACH, Canadian standards, utility vehicles, hammocks, helmets, fireplace inserts, dryers, children's clothes, and more.