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MAY 20, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 20

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Matt Howsare, CPSC chief of staff and chief counsel to Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, will leave CPSC May 29.


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CPSC staff will urge that definitions for playground equipment be based on likely use rather than on design, according to draft letter to various ASTM F15 subcommittees.


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ASTM’s working group on heavy metals in toys May 15 discussed edits to standard language, the potential use of high definition XRF, and chemical legislation.


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ASTM’s suction limited gravity flow task group May 10 looked at test methods and devices in 15.51, Standard for Suction Prevention Vent Pipes in Swimming Pools Task Group.


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The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) has completed a series of fire tests involving lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries, reaching a number of conclusions on fire hazards associated with these products.


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Careless actions, smoking and electrical malfunctions were the leading causes of civilian death in building fires with known causes between 2009 and 2011, according to an April U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report.


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The EU RAPEX system in 2012 edged into a record year, beating the previous record set in 2010 by just 1.5%.


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Briefs on certificates, infant recliners, carriages and strollers, Williams-Sonoma, convection heaters, riding mowers, space heaters, and more.


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Briefs on fire tests, alarms, aquarium equipment, component connectors, current interrupters, electric cables, microwaves, solar panels, and more.


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Briefs on REACH, wheat bags, EU committees, bikes, jackets, bunk beds, flatware, gates, mowers, kayaks, and more.