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NOVEMBER 25, 2013
VOLUME 42   ISSUE 46

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Following a recent round of balloting, the ASTM bassinets and cradles task group November 19 addressed a number of negative comments received over ongoing efforts to update ASTM F2194.


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How CPSC can reduce testing burdens was the target of numerous amendments offered by commissioners at the November 20 decisional meeting on the fiscal 2014 operating plan; not all passed.


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A working group of the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) Technical Committee 181 November 14 made final revisions to a proposed set of international age determination guidelines.


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Commissioner Anne Marie Buerkle November 18 heard concerns about the chronic hazard advisory committee (CHAP) looking at phthalates.


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CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum November 20 heard praise from her fellow commissioners for her time leading the agency.


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CPSC learned of 11 deaths associated with toys in calendar 2012, according to its annual report made available November 20.


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Commissioner Marietta Robinson November 14 heard the certification and third-party testing concerns of representatives of the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA).


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CPSC November 20 said that port seizures were up involving toys. It pointed to some 9.8 million units stopped since 2008 involving some 3,000 toy products.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) seeks feedback by January 16 on proposed changes to the nation’s mandatory requirements on child restraints for use in motor vehicles.


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The Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) November 18 told Commissioners Ann Marie Buerkle, Marietta Robinson and Robert Adler of its concerns about divergent standards on heavy metals in jewelry.


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Commissioner Ann Mariel Buerkle November 18 got an update on table saw safety, including the status of SawStop technology, from the National Consumers League (NCL).


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CPSC staff members Marc Schoem, Jay Howell, Carol Cave, and Neal Cohen November 18 learned of CPSIA compliance issues from Prime Resources.


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Commissioner Marietta Robinson November 14 learned the history and current issues with flame retardant (FR) chemicals from the Green Science Policy Institute and industry representatives.


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Members of ASTM suction flow task group November 14 voiced concern that since the government shutdown, they have had difficulty soliciting expertise from CPSC and NIH.


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Briefs on recalls, toys, cosmetics, winter fires, furniture, regulations, mini bikes, outdoor fireplaces, and more.


Briefs on amusement rides, declarable substances, activity centers, soft infant carriers, air conditioners, pool heaters, polyurethane foam, and more.


Briefs on portable pools, girls’ dresses, bicycle forks, skateboards, blouses, plug adaptors, pajamas, boots, dishwashers, and more.