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APRIL 28, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 17

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Data used in furniture ignition work would undergo analysis by an outside expert in a plan explained by the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) during separate meetings with CPSC commissioners April 22.


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Representatives from ExxonMobil April 22 told CPSC members that it believes a California panel improperly relied primarily on rodent studies when it decided late last year to list Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a “known carcinogen.”


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Ed Krenik of Bracewell & Giuliani’s Policy Resolution Group April 23 offered an update on draft voluntary standard changes during an introductory meeting between Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and representatives of the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA), the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), and the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC).


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CPSC knows of 353 deaths in 2012 associated with all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) according to its report made available April 21.


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Commissioners are slated April 30 to hear a briefing by CPSC staffers on their recommendations to make changes related to restraint systems in their proposal for a CPSIA Section 104 switch for ASTM F2549-14, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Frame Child Carriers. Their proposed alterations involve making certain pass/fail criteria explicit.


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Prompted by a question from a member of CPSC’s Hazard Identification and Reduction office, Jerry Davis, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University, April 22 shared the risk analysis process he uses.


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The ANSI-ASC A14 committee April 23 discussed stepstools, labeling, and side rails.


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ASTM’s D.10.32 task group April 23 discussed the first draft of a proposed standard practice for evaluating non-metered restricted delivery systems for liquid products.


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A new Canadian rule –effective in October – to regulate the use of the flame retardant tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in polyurethane foam (PUF) in children’s products is unlikely to have noticeable effect on companies.


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The addition of four CPSC voluntary standards projects in the latter half of fiscal 2013 brought the number of such efforts to 75.


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Passage last month in the Vermont Senate of a bill (S. 239) to regulate chemicals in consumer products brings it close to joining California, Maine and Washington State with broad regulations


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The Texas Consumer Association April 17 urged federal regulatory agencies to ensure that chemical policies are based on good science and product testing.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) April 21 said he has contacted CPSC to seek the recall of Clingy Darts by Greenbriar International.


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Briefs on counterfeits, safety seats, CPSC staff, lead dust mitigation, ladders, and more.


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Briefs on basketball, baseball, food machines, sports equipment, generators, smoke alarms, and more.


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Briefs on electric blankets, REACH information, REACH-IT, jeans, batteries, generators, and more.