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MAY 19, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 20

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Describing the settlement of CPSC’s administrative lawsuit on the recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes as “unacceptable” and “bad precedent,” Acting Chairman Robert Adler dissented in the 2-1 commission vote that approved the deal.


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President Barack Obama’s May 15 nomination of Robert Adler for another term as commissioner to 2021 strengthens the likelihood of a full commission and Democratic majority through at least 2017.


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CSPC in late April sent ExxonMobil a letter reaffirming its previous denials for a meeting with CPSC staff to discuss phthalates.


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Members of the ASTM task group dealing with F2951-12, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Monitors, May 9 addressed comments received from CPSC staff and attempted to clarify cord cover requirements.


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ASTM’s F15.60 portable pools task group May 13 addressed ten outstanding negatives and nine editorial comments on proposed revisions to the F2666 standard on residential units.


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The Button Battery Task Force May 13 reviewed most recent incident data trends, discussed international user habits, and looked at increasing outreach efforts.


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A task group with UL 2201, Portable Engine-Generator Assemblies, May 13 outlined the group’s goals for moving forward on a standard aimed at reducing injuries and deaths associated with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.


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A UL 1026 Task Group on rice cookers and slow cookers May 13 received input from CPSC staff concerning proposed cord tag warning labels. The proposed cord tags are part of a broader effort to prevent incidents in which children have pulled on cords, causing slow cookers and rice cookers to fall on them.


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The European Commission May 12 announced its intention to streamline the EU rules government consumer gas appliances


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Briefs on hazard disclosure, Vermont, ATVs, testing, frame carriers, regulatory analysis, CPSC contests, and more.


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Briefs on fire tests, fasteners, amusement rides, gas burners, cord sets, power taps, environmental claims.


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Briefs on REACH/CLP, pressure equipment, jeans, face paint, LED lights, laptops, and more.