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JANUARY 7, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 1

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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PSL has identified five issues that are likely to make either the biggest or most news in the coming year.


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CPSC should have more flexibility to make information-sharing agreements with its counterparts in other nations, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) urged December 20.


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There were an estimated 100 electrocution deaths associated with consumer products in 2009 according to a CPSC staff report made available December 21.


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Engine-driven tools (EDTs), including portable generators, continue to be the leading cause of non-fire carbon monoxide (CO) deaths, according to a CPSC report made available December 21.


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CPSC representatives met with ASTM’s booster seat task group December 19 to review incident data for possible revision of F-2640-12, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Booster Seats.


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The ASTM workgroup, including CPSC staff, for battery operated toys December 19 discussed requirements for F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, to address battery ingestions and high energy battery hazards.


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CPSC December 27 announced that for retailer – Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com, and Toys R Us/Babies R Us – are recalling Nap Nanny infant recliners.


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Members of ASTM’s inclined sleep products working group met December 19, revealing progress on developments to a proposed new standard.


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Commissioners December 17 voted 2-1 to file an administrative complaint against Star Networks seeking corrective actions for the company’s magnet products: Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes.


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Briefs on counterfeits, drywall, NEISS, amusement rides, garage doors, toys, CBs, ATVs, climbing sticks, crossbow ropes, decorative trees, egg incubators, file transmitter, jeans, ornaments, picture frames, snowmobile.


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Briefs on ice cream freezers, pole vault, bassinets and cradles, coffee brewers, fire standards, fire tests, HVAC, infant carriers, infant tubs, ovens, stacked chairs, wood products, AV equipment, burglar alarms, dishwashers, electric heating pads, and more.


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Briefs on ATVs, EU standards, REACH, EU scientific committees, product ingredients, safety closures, air hockey tables, circuit breakers, power adapters, and more.