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OCTOBER 14, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 40

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Concern about the flow of imports into the United States and CPSC’s international activity were among the product safety effects of the federal government closures that still were in place as PSL went to press.


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Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Commerce Manufacturing and Trade subcommittee October 1 asked CPSC to explain why it has not implemented ideas for cost savings in third party tests.


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The ASTM Suction Flow Task Group October 9 discussed preliminary results for its ongoing development of tests for pool drain entrapment.


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The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) October 8 noted a 30-year-low in smoking material fire deaths, citing fire-safe cigarettes as the “only factor” since 2003 that has contributed to the decline.


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The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) website remained mostly static during the government shutdown but displayed cooking fire safety tips in anticipation of Fire Safety Week (October 6-12), which occurred during the closure.


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A progression of events in France regarding diesel and asphalt exposure both illustrate the how risks for companies can develop in the product safety arena.


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Briefs on magnets, recalls, CPSC meetings


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Briefs on baby carriers, fire tests, floor covering, attachment plugs, personal flotation devices, standby batteries, and more.


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Briefs on national differences, Australia, carbon monoxide, trampolines, scooters, magnet sets, and more.