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MAY 12, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 19

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC’s work related to all-terrain vehicles, furniture tipovers, relief of testing burdens under the CPSIA 1110 rule, and assessment of flame retardant toxicity were the topics that got attention from commissioners in a May 6 staff briefing on adding projects to the fiscal 2014 operating plan.


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Most comments on CPSC’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on easing 6(b) restrictions were from industry and expressed concerns over a reduction in protected information while the rest, from consumer organizations, generally supported the proposal.


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Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler and Commissioners Ann Marie Buerkle and Marietta Robinson May 2 discussed with ASTM representatives ways to improve the voluntary standards process as well as the relationship between the two in a series of meetings.


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CPSC May 5 attributed the 12.5 million units of violative products stopped at the ports in fiscal 2013 to its risk assessment methodology (RAM) by which it leverages Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data to target likely violative shipments.


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An ASTM pool drain task group charged with developing a better test for drain entrapment May 1 finalized a testing protocol for pig skin.


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The ASTM F15.30 bunk bed subcommittee May 1 focused on potential testing and labeling requirements for bunk beds larger than twin size and bunk bed ladder hazards.


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The volume of RAPEX reports received by DG Sanco fell by a more than a third compared to January and February.


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DG Sanco received 203 RAPEX reactions in March.


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The alleged sale of recalled Poulan Pro 6600 generators were among the charges against a New Jersey landscaper filed by the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs.


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Vermont legislators were wrangling over differences between Senate and House versions of a bill (S. 239) to regulate chemicals in consumer products.


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Commissioners voted 3-0 April 30 to defer petitions seeking mandatory standards for or ban of adult bed rails.


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Total cost of fires in 2011, adjusted for inflation, rose 34% since 1980, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


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Briefs on equestrian helmets, Company Doe, drywall, baby coveralls, boys jackets, flashlights, and more.


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Briefs on building insulation, building material, high chairs, pole vaults, refrigerators, electric cooking appliances, and more.


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Briefs on EMFs, soccer goals, folding cots, bicycles, jeans, washing machines, and more.