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JANUARY 14, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 2

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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President Barack Obama must reissue the nomination of Marietta Robinson under Senate Rule XXXI or choose another person to fill the commissioner slot for which he selected her.


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The ASTM bassinet stability task group January 3 discussed locks and visual indicators related to the safety of bassinets in revisions to ASTM F2194, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles.


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CPSC staff met January 7 with the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), revealing progress on the development of a standard for cooking fire mitigation technologies.


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An ASTM working group January 10 discussed seven issues related to ASTM F2951-12, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Monitors.


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The ASTM working group on voluntary requirements for bedside sleepers January 4 discussed the direction of ASTM F2388-106, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use.


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A flame retardant, a fragrance ingredient, two paint strippers, and a degreaser are the first five chemicals to get draft risk assessments under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chemicals management plan.


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The 186 RAPEX notices validated by DG Sanco in November puts the 2012 tally at 2,134, just 110 below the record, 2,244, set in 2010.


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The 125 RAPEX reactions that DG Sanco validated in November puts the year-to-date total at 1,542, which is 352 behind the number for the same period in 2011.


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Portable pools in Australia will require warning on both products and packaging starting in March 2014 under a just-approved standard.


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CPSC’s regulatory plan made available in late December gives a sense of when it aims to act on 22 efforts that will or might lead to regulations.


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Briefs on counterfeits, building products, heating/cooling units, infant sleepers, jacket batteries, neon sign transformers, off-highway vehicles, table saws, sling carriers, certificates of compliance, unvented alcohol appliances, cigarette ignition risk.


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Briefs on athletic shoes, bassinets, cradles, helmets, reins, vegetable peelers, cables, electric ranges gas burners, grease ducts, marine cables, meter sockets, power cables, power cords, wired cabinets, closure systems, electric fences.


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Briefs on strollers, nightgowns, lights, dishwashers, flotation sets, dog harnesses.