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FEBRUARY 3, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 5

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) January 23 discussed recall notices, field actions, disposal of violative products and the Retailer Reporting Program in numerous meetings with CPSC staff and commissioners.


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CPSC staff January 24 briefed commissioners on their proposed changes to the agency’s 6(b) information disclosure rules.


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The ASTM F15.24 children’s jewelry subcommittee January 29 discussed possible changes to voluntary standard language regarding references, heavy metals and skin contact as well as two issues related to adult jewelry.


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An ASTM panel January 29 continued work aimed reducing risks posed by cords included with products designed to be within three feet of a crib or 20-inches below the mattress.


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The ASTM F406 task group January 28 discussed play yard mattress thickness.


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The ASTM Candle Fire Safety Task Group January 29 discussed incidents and recalls that occurred over the past couple months involving candles.


The ASTM D10.32 task group January 28 began drafting testing parameters for a new standard on flow control devices.


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The ASTM Stroller Task Group January 29 discussed how the stroller and carriage standard should handle dual use strollers and car seats.


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The UL 1026 task group on slow cookers and rice cookers January 29 decided to move forward with previously proposed revisions addressing cord pull incidents.


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The European Parliament, on 14 January, adopted the Consumer Program 2014-2020, which is designed to promote better information for consumers in the EU, as well as to ensure that consumers will have improved rights, safer products, and better possibilities in disputes.


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The European Commission has urged Cyprus and Estonia to send details about how EU legislation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) is being enacted in their domestic laws.


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The European Commission, on 22 January 2014, issued a communication on “A vision for the internal market for industrial products,” with the aim of improving the legislative framework of the EU regarding industrial products, i.e. non-food manufactured products.


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Briefs on consumer opinions, chandeliers, children’s beds, coffee preses, hockey pads, smoke detectors, and more.


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Briefs on candles, field hockey, roller hockey, circuit cables, surge protectors, fire curtains and more.


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Briefs on ECHA policy, chemicals, BPA, ladders, electric blowers, car chargers, and more.