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AUGUST 5, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 31

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Costs and other burdens, confidential business information, and duplicative or unneeded elements were among common concerns in the 52 comments CPSC received on its certificates of compliance proposal.


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A working group of the International Standards Organization (ISO) task group 181, met July 25, discussing comments received on a proposed draft set of international age-grading guidelines.


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CPSC stopped more than 900,000 violative units in the 4th quarter of fiscal 2012.


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Less than 0.1% of fires in residential buildings involved multiple fatalities but made up 30% of fatalities according to a July 2013 U.S Fire Administration (USFA) report.


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The ASTM F15.70 Adult Bed Rails working group discussed the genesis of and debated the scope and direction of a draft “strawman” standard during a July 31 conference call.


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The ASTM Suction Limited Flow Task Group met July 25, continuing development of standard tests for pool drains.


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CPSC July 29 reported that it has received 61 consumer reports related to wireless mobile devices on the CPSIA database (saferproducts.gov) since the site launched in March 2011.


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The EU Toy Safety Directive (Directive No 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys) provides, in addition to general safety requirements, specific regulations on limiting hazardous substances in toys.


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As part of a two-stage risk assessment of the exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched in July 2013 a public consultation on the assessment of consumer exposure to the chemical.


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CPSC, Health Canada and Mexico’s Profeco September 9 to 11 in Ottawa, Canada, will hold the second North American Consumer Product Safety Summit.


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Led by California, attorneys general in nine states protested the U.S. Senate measure, S.1009, aimed at reforming the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Briefs on trampolines, CPSC surveys, car seats, chairs, children’s outdoor furniture, exercise machines, gas fireplaces, and more.


Briefs on nanotech, electrical incidents, fire tests, flammability grease ducts, upholstered furniture, baseball/softball bats, fire dampers, food service equipment, toddler beds, and more.


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Briefs on instructions changing tables, inline skates, tents, hair dryers, and more.