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OCTOBER 7, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 39

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Imminent threats to safety will drive CPSC’s work during the October 1 shutdown that reduced its staffing to 22 out of 540 people. That is under 5%.


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In continuing discussions on changes to ASTM F963,Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, regarding button batteries, representatives from Energizer, Rayovac, Panasonic and Duracell September 30 offered updates on their efforts to reduce ingestion incidents.


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CPSC members September 27 approved 4-1 a CPSIA Section 104 switch for bassinets and cradles. Commissioner Nancy Nord parted with the panel to vote to approve the rule, but with changes.


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There was an increase in infants sharing beds with adults or other family members from 6.5% in 1993 to 13.5% in 2010, according to data made available September 30 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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The ASTM Suction Flow Limited Task Group met September 26, continuing ongoing work concerning the development of tests for pool drain entrapment.


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The European Commission 25 September issued a report regarding possible new labelling for textile and leather products as well as allergenic substances in textile products.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 25 September published the results of six studies it had commissioned in 2011 to estimate the costs of substituting a range of substances of concern.


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The EU’s RAPEX system in 2013 is on course to hit the third highest tally on record, likely to get between 2,100 and 2,200 reports).


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Briefs on carpets, fire sprinklers, circular saws, surge protectors, travel trunks, CPSC meetings


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Briefs on dishwashers, floor covering, food waste disposals, food waste pulpers, kitchen ventilation, parasails, playground equipment, and more.


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Briefs on bikes, saws, blenders, strollers, pillows, office chairs and more.