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MAY 26, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 21

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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The report of the chronic hazards advisory panel (CHAP) looking at phthalates and related issues is going through technical edits aimed at issues like consistent style across numerous authors of various parts.


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CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler May 19 announced CPSC’s five-pronged senior safety initiative aimed at reacting to the data showing that people age 65 and older appear disproportionately in consumer product death statistics.


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The complexities of upholstered furniture flammability and CPSC’s limitations were at the center of a May 19 discussion of such matters between Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Nancy Buermeyer of the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF).


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Electrolux will pay $750,000 and create a compliance program to settle Section 15 allegations involving the company’s 2008 recall of Kenmore wall ovens.


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ASTM’s F15.18 infant inclined sleep products task group May 20 deliberated five negatives and tightened up the draft Specification for Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products.


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An ASTM task group on pool drain systems May 15 reviewed the results of a series of preliminary entrapment tests using various materials, including pig skin.


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The ASTM high chair fasteners task group May 15 reviewed proposed changes to F404, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs.


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A task group with ASTM D10.32 is near completion of a draft standard practice to assess the efficacy of non-metered restricted delivery systems for liquid products.


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Health Canada seeks comments by July 15 on its plan to make exposure limits to radiofrequency (RF) “among the most conservative science-based…in the world” but limited to tissue heating or nerve stimulation from acute exposures.


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Lack of environmental, health and safety standards was one of five problems identified in a May 20 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on nanomanufacturing.


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CPSC knows of 33 pool/spa/whirlpool drain entrapments from 2009 to 2013, according to agency data made available May 21.


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There was an annual estimated average of 4,900 pool- or spa-related submersion injuries from 2011 to 2013, according to CPSC data made available May 21.


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A CPSC report made available May 19 covered the agency’s special study of ATV incidents in 2010, extrapolated to be about 101,000.


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CPSC concern about how long people should avoid buildings following installation of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is the basis for a project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on emissions.


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Briefs on testing, pools, drowning, pool chemicals, pool water, bed handles, bicycle forks, children’s clothing, and more.


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Briefs on frame child carriers, hook-on chairs, upholstered furniture, bicycles, building material, floor covering, folding tables, glazing, ranges, smoke release, and more.


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Briefs on button batteries, motorbikes, mattresses, infant sleepers, fish bowls, jeans, and more.