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FEBRUARY 17, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 7

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners February 12 voted 2-1 on party lines to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on Section 6(b) that mostly is identical to the proposal staff presented three weeks earlier.


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Concerns over the perceived impact of proposed changes to voluntary recalls and 6(b), the importance of data in rulemaking, and educational campaigns were the topics of a February 6 discussion between Commissioner Marietta Robinson and members of the Juvenile Product Manufacturer Association (JPMA).


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CPSC staff February 11 offered comments on proposed changes to clothes dryer and dishwasher standards to representatives of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).


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ASTM’s F15.24 children’s jewelry subcommittee February 12 looked at definitions, references, and tests in proposed changes to the children’s jewelry standard.


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CPSC staff February 12 shared research results with other members of the ASTM highchairs working group and discussed tightening the scope of the protrusions section of a draft proposal.


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The ASTM Suction Flow Task Group February 6 discussed revising its strategy to develop standardized tests for pool drain entrapment.


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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is accepting comments until May 12 on a proposal to update its directive on federal agencies’ voluntary standards activity.


Briefs on safety seats, upholstered furniture, nanotechnology, portable generators, consumer focus groups, table saws, strong sensitizers, magnets, air compressors, baby walkers, Christmas lights, and more.


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Briefs on aerosol extinguishers, arc-fault protection, electric ranges, power taps, aquarium equipment, air conditioners, and more.


Briefs on ATVs, cigarette lighters, EU activity, silica, EMF, toys, children’s clothing.