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DECEMBER 24, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 50

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

LIBRARY NOTE: Product Safety Letter will not have a December 31, 2012 edition due to its schedule of 50 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 42, No. 1, will be dated January 7, 2013. The staff of Product Safety Letter wishes you joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous 2013.


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Bon-Ton’s reporting settlement with CPSC involves three recalls that included the retailer in early 2010.


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Location specifications in smoke alarms codes could help alleviate nuisance alarms due to cooking, but there may be room for work in creating units that are more resistant to such problems, according to a CPSC report made available in December.


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In an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of voluntary standards for some durable infant and toddler products, CPSC staff reviewed product-related incident data from 2011 and the three-year period between 2007 and 2009.


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CPSC December 11 said the number of consumer deaths and injuries due to the tipping-over of televisions, furniture or appliances show a 32% three-year increasing trend in deaths.


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The UL table saw safety task group December 13 received updates on approach velocity tests and human hand surrogate research from UL staff.


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The ASTM working group on voluntary requirements for bedside sleepers December 12 debated the merits of referencing standards versus copy and pasting language into ASTM F2906-12, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bedside Sleepers.


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Briefs on infant carriers, bedside sleepers, animal tests, safety closure, bicycles, diners, mattresses, outdoor fireplaces, snowmobiles, washing machines, water toys.


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Briefs on bike frames, play equipment, skating helmets, smoke tests.


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Briefs on nightwear, toys, traceability, DVD players, washing macines, chairs, dehumidifiers, and more.