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APRIL 29, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 17

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staffers, in a CPSIA Section 104 switch, are asking commissioners to seek a rule for strollers and carriages that would make an addition related to 2D units in ASTM’s standard.


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CPSC and its stakeholders April 25 tackled one of the agency’s longest-standing challenges: upholstered furniture flammability.


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Scores of organizations, spearheaded by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) April 25 petitioned CPSC to ban or regulate adult, portable bedrails.


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Members of the ASTM bassinet stability task group April 18 debated comments submitted to ASTM related to bassinet stability testing in an effort to make the standard and CPSC’s desires compatible.


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Hope Nesteruk, Tim Smith and other CPSC staff April 24 discussed labeling concerns, user instructions and test methods with an ASTM sling carrier task group.


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CPSC’s chemical program area team leader Treye Thomas and other agency staff April 24 received a presentation from the Wood Preservative Science Council (WPSC) on the reduction of hazards to consumers exposed to wood preservatives.


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More than 40% of home structure fires from 2007-2011 were caused by cooking equipment according to an April report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


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The total cost of fires increased 38% from 1980 to 2010 to $328 billion, according to April 18 data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


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DG Sanco in March processed 13 RAPEX notices, according to data made available April 24.


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The 173 RAPEX reactions validated by DG Sanco in March brings the first-quarter 2013 total to 419, a nearly 21% drop from the 528 reactions in same period in 2012.


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Toys and garments were among products targeted in an April 19 DG Enterprise warning on counterfeits.


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Briefs on TSCA reform, baby walkers, third-party tests, pools, CPSC agenda, laundry pods, gas fireplace gas, pens, CPSC budget, imports, baby forks/spoons, children’s dungarees, floor lamps, girl’s clothing, infant socks, lasagna pans, and more.


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Briefs on declarable substances, fire tests, ovens, fire risk assessment, vegetable peeling machines, walkways, AV carts, cables, clothes dryers, electrical controls, energy management, LP-gas hoses, outlet boxes, portable luminaires, switches, and more.


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Briefs on toys, baby bean bags, laundry pods, strollers, mosquito nets, coffee makers, heated jackets, fan heaters, ladders, hot water bottles, and more.