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JUNE 24, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 25

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Chairman Inez Tenenbaum June 19 discussed CPSC accomplishments, its role as a regulator and what industry can expect as her tenure ends during the National Retail Federation (NRF) General Counsel’s Forum.


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CPSC Chief of Staff Elliot Kaye June 19 discussed CPSC’s rulemaking process related to phthalates with members of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) during a meeting at CPSC headquarters.


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Members of the ASTM task group dealing with F2951-12, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Monitors, focused on products intended to be used within three feet of a crib.


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Commissioner Robert Adler, Chief of Staff Elliot Kaye and other CPSC staffers June 17 talked about progress on CPSC and California flammability standards.


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CPSC staff met June 19 with FDA, ASTM, and industry representatives, starting the process of creating a voluntary standard for adult portable bed rails.


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CPSC staff participated in a June 13 ASTM task group meeting, discussing possible revisions to the proposed voluntary standard for inclined sleepers.


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CPSC’s 2012 Annual Report, made available June 14, while giving a broad overview of the agency’s activities, also provides glimpses into two areas that it usually does not give much publicity: letters of advice and judicial actions.


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Baby Matters will conduct a six-part corrective action, under terms of its settlement with CPSC and made public by the agency June 14.


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CPSC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be best able to look into collecting more and better data on a possible link between childhood poverty and vulnerability to product safety risks and foodborne illness, concluded the Consumer Federation of America (CFA).


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The European Parliament June 11 adopted a consumer policy resolution that included increased product safety protections among other consumer issues.


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Briefs on children’s clothes, jewelry, lead, CPSC agenda and priorities, chemicals, textiles, standards, arrows, baby bath seats, girl’s sandals, laptop batteries, off-highway vehicles, and more.


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Briefs on aerial adventure courses, vacuum cleaners, athletic shoes, declarable substances, flammability tests, trampoline courts, attachment plugs and receptacles, batteries, speakers, and more.


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Briefs on traceability, magnets, EU requirements, EU science committees, perfume, toy trucks, grills, pendants, bean bag chairs, power adapters, and more.