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APRIL 22, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 16

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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A report released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that low carbon monoxide (CO) emission portable generators can be effective in reducing emissions by over 90%


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ASTM’s Sling Carrier Task Group debated definitions, testing procedures and product labeling language in F2907, Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers during an April 17 conference call.


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National Fireworks Association (NFA) members John Werner, Nancy Blogin and Robert Keller April 11 traveled to CPSC headquarters to introduce themselves to Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Commissioner Robert Adler and to investigate ways the two organizations can work together to promote firework safety.


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Members of the ASTM’s stationary add-on changing table task group met with its larger subcommittee April 11 to discuss updates and changes to F2388, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use.


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CPSC members are slated to vote by ballot by April 23 on whether to publish a notice of a petition from BIC seeking a functional purpose exemption from CPSIA section 101 lead limits.


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Health Canada will act against small, powerful magnets and propose new safety standards for playpens as a part of a five-initiative announcement.


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DG Sanco the week of April 8 published its February RAPEX notification report in advance of the January report, which came out a few days later, revealing a wrinkle in the RAPEX monthly reporting process.


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The European Commission processed 114 RAPEX reactions in February, bringing the current year-to-date total to 246.


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Editorial – This week I turn the banner of the paper edition of Product Safety Letter to blue and yellow, the colors of the Boston Marathon.


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Briefs on CPSC budget, testing, gas fireplace glass, Buckyballs, infant pajamas, jacket liners, magnet sets, tricycles, wooden puzzles, and more.


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Briefs on shake machines, bunk beds, carriages and strollers, building materials, chimneys, fans, fire hydrants, furniture, gardening appliances, lawn mowers, and more.


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Briefs on pajamas, light bulbs, lighters, dishwashers, glass jars, rattles, mobile phones, pendants, ice skates, gloves, ladders, and more.