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APRIL 14, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 15

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Elliot Kaye and Joe Mohorovic April 11, at the PSL deadline, awaited Senate votes on their nominations to join CPSC.


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The ASTM D20 Group D7823 on phthalates in PVC April 7 discussed potential revisions to the standard test method for measuring low levels of regulated phthalates by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.


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An ASTM task group on highchair stability April 3 discussed weights and rearwards stability testing in ASTM F404-14.


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Acting Chairman Robert Adler April 8 heard from Consumers Federation of America.


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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) April 7 said its data for 2007 to 2011 show that three of five home fire deaths (approximately 60%) occurred in homes that lacked working smoke detectors.


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An EU mark that would indicate products were third-party tested for safety “would yield little to no benefit for consumers,” according to a just-issued study by the European Parliamentary Research Services.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) April 4 made available online versions of (PDF and Word) of its supplier’s guide for baby walker safety.


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The continued growth of the EU RAPEX product safety reporting system is highlighted by the five consecutive months, through February, in which member nations submitted 200 or more notices.


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DG Sanco in February validated 254 RAPEX reactions, bringing the year-to-date total to 579, which is nearly 27% of the number of reactions in 2013: 2,147.


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Briefs on safety seats, home appliances, boys pajamas, gas fireplaces, snowboard bindings, and more.


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Briefs on building material, play equipment, declarable substances, circuit protection, electric duct heaters, fire protection service, and more.


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Briefs on reporting, traceability, product safety week, coffee machines, snowboard bindings, plush toys, and more.