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NOVEMBER 4, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 43

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners emphasized the need to act on CPSC’s project to look at ways to reduce testing burdens even as they heard October 30 that staff deems safety-targeted projects more deserving of the agency’s limited resources.


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CPSC’s unfunded or suspended projects, import surveillance, the CHAP, and specific product hazards were among the targets of commissioners’ questions and comments during an October 30 staff briefing on the agency’s draft 2014 operating plan.


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ANSI October 28 announced the launch of a website providing free, read-only access to voluntary consensus standards incorporated by reference (IBR) into federal laws and regulations.


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The UL 1026 task group October 30 discussed potential ways to mediate slow cooker and rice cooker cord-pull incidents.


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The ASTM D10.32 flow control device task group October 28 discussed the ongoing development of a standard practice for addressing non-metered flow control devices for liquid consumer products.


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Members of the ASTM F15.70, Adult Safety Products, Adult Bedrails working group October 30 reviewed terminology related to three aspects of standard development – scope, testing requirements and labeling/marking/packaging/instructional literature.


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A coalition of consumer groups October 22 urged two changes to saferproducts.gov, the incident-claim database mandated by the CPSIA.


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On 17 October, the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection voted to endorse the European Commission's proposals to replace the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) with a new General Product Safety Regulation and a Market Surveillance Regulation.


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On 10 October, on behalf of the European Union, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Poto?nik, signed the Minamata Convention, a global legally binding instrument designed to reverse the increasing trend of mercury contamination in the environment and in the food chain.


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Briefs on handheld carriers, cap guns, ATVs, ceiling fans, lamps, and more.


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Briefs on third-party testing, sling carriers, generators, air conditioners, fire extinguishers, and more.


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Briefs on product ingredients, injury data, cosmetics, electric blankets, lights, power adaptors, and more.