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FEBRUARY 11, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 6

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screened 5,752 consumer products in the third quarter of 2012, stopping 420 products and seizing more than 2.8 million units, according to the recently released CPSC Import Stoppage Report,


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CPSC staff February 6 had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the updated “Certification 2.0” program during a presentation by Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA) members at the agency’s Bethesda, Md. headquarters.


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Members of ASTM’s F2907, Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers task force February 7 debated the real-world interpretations of a pictogram under consideration and related wording.


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Students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) February 7 presented CPSC staff with a number of proposed firepot and gel fuel designs as part of a student project intended to help make firepots more marketable and safe.


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There is negligible risk from children being exposed to nickel in toys, according to an opinion made available February 5 from the EU Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER).


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The EU February 5 said that changes to the “main terms” of the REACH regulations are unlikely in the foreseeable future although there might be tweaks in certain areas.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) January 31 launched the C&L Inventory. It includes a user form that allows those subject to the EU’s classification and labeling (C&L) and REACH rules to “come together and agree on the classification and labeling of their substances.”


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Giving CPSC the resources to fully implement the CPSIA were among the goals outlined in a consumer agenda sent to Congress and the White House by seven consumer groups February 1.


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Briefs on phthalates, recall cards, Whalen Furniture, chemicals, furniture, CPSIA database, bunk beds, cough syrups, golf carts, jar lifters, magnets, play yard sheets, vitamins, and more.


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Briefs on vacuum cleaners, adventure courses, counterfeits, headforms, polymers, burglar alarms, burner controls, handheld tools, heaters, toys, and more.


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Briefs on laundry pods, furniture, chemicals, ladders, bowling machines, bicycles, kitchen utensils, and more.