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SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 37

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) VP Randy Hertzler September 17 in Bethesda shared his organization’s top priorities – equivalency tests, determinations, manufactured wood and phthalates – with Commissioner Robert Adler.


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Commissioner Anne Marie Buerkle September 16 in Bethesda learned of three appliance safety proposals and fielded a request for increased participation in a flammable refrigerant task force from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).


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The ASTM 15.51 suction flow limited task group September 12 looked at specific testing protocols to determine the effects of pool drain suction on the human body.


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Two methods of testing bassinet mattress flatness would be equally good in catching noncompliant segmented mattresses for bassinets and cradles, according to a September report from CPSC staff.


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Proximity sensors can successfully shut down portable radiant heaters, CPSC staff concluded in a September 11 proof of concept report.


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CPSC staff last month urged the addition of provisions to the standard for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) to address stability, consumer information, handling, seatbelt reminders, and occupant retention.


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CPSC is slated October 22 to hear public presentations on the risks of children ingesting high-powered magnets.


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Bunnings Group entered into a court-enforceable undertaking related to its selling window blinds that allegedly failed to comply with mandatory Australian standards.


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) until October 21 is accepting comments on its review of mandatory standards for bean bags.


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More than a third of the children younger than age 13 who died in 2011 passenger vehicle crashes were not in car seats or wearing seatbelts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Briefs on safe sleep, voluntary standards, CPSC budget, generators, drowning, peer review, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, candle containers, HVAC ducts, walkways, food preparation machines, exercise machines, power taps, and more.


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Briefs on North America, jewelry, penalties, REACH, costumes, and more.