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SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 34

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC estimated that for the three years between 2009 and 2011, an average of 362,000 residential structure fires related to consumer products have occurred each year, causing an estimated annual average of 2,260 deaths, 12,820 injuries, and $6.68 billion in property loss.


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CPSC staff August 21 shared concerns and made recommendations regarding occupant retention, dynamic and component-level fastener tests with ASTM’s F2907 task group on sling carriers.


CPSC staff August 27 discussed a potential voluntary standard for torch fuels and lamp oil with ASTM and industry representatives.


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The ASTM candle fire safety task group met August 28, discussing potential future actions to consider concerning both 1) candle warmers and 2) sky lanterns.


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Data privacy could prove to be a difficult aspect of the ongoing EU product safety and market surveillance reforms.


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France’s Agency for the Safety of Medicinal and Health Products (ANSM) July 9 decided to withdraw all whitening products from the market labelled as medical devices on the grounds that they fall within the category of cosmetics.


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A new bill “aimed at regulating the use of pesticide products to avoid a risk to public health” was presented to the French Senate July 15.


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Briefs on lighters, ATVs, antimicrobial products, childcare safety, counterfeits, blenders, car seats, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, bouncer seats, child carriers, archery, deep fat fryers, pole vault boxes, room fires, ski binding devices, walkways, wrestling mats, appliance wiring, cord sets, fire alarms, and more.


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Briefs on BPA, dishwashers, diving hoses, car seats, camping tents, blenders, digital cameras, and more.