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JUNE 9, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 23

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler June 4 clarified what he sees is a frequent confusion about what the agency does.


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A letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee from former CPSC Chairman Ann Brown, who served from 1994 to 2001, criticizes elements of the agency’s in-the-works voluntary recalls interpretive rule as potentially “unintentionally undermin[ing]” the fast track recalls program.


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Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and her staff June 2 discussed existing and potential applications of National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data with Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Nationwide Children’s Center for Injury Research and Policy.


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ASTM’s F15.24 review committee June 2 added exemptions for certain grades of stainless/surgical steel and discussed alloys related to nickel testing.


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ASTM’s infant inclined sleep product task group June 3 addressed final changes to warning statements related to soft bedding, tipovers, and entrapment issues in F2194.


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Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) representative June 2 discussed supplemental carbon monoxide (CO) detection product with CPSC staff in a meeting at CPSC’s lab in Rockville, Md.


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A technical advisory group with Z21/CSA on unvented gas-fired warm air heaters May 29 reviewed proposed changes to voluntary standards concerning burn hazard coverage as well as high altitude issues.


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The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s (FPRF) Cooking Fire Mitigation Panel June 2 examined a new model to predict cooking fire scenarios.


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Most REACH registrants fulfil the obligations related to data sharing and minimization of animal testing, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) reported June 2.


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The European consumer organization ANEC June 2 criticized the EU regulation of chemicals in consumer products as insufficient, categorizing the problems into two kinds.


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CPSC Commissioners Marietta Robinson and Ann Marie Buerkle June 4 told attendees at a Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) workshop in Bethesda, Md. about their first years in office.


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Issues discussed in CPSC’s May report to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) activity from March 2013 to March 2014 include how it used its power for discretionary disclosure as well as challenges it faces in making information accessible to the public.


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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will target $1 million over five years at developing advanced materials for sports safety gear.


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Briefs on magnets, CPSC awards, bikes, tanning beds, bunk beds, crossbows, infant car seats, pool sanitation, and more.


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Briefs on air guns, alarm services, appliance wiring, baseboard heaters, coffee makers, exercise machines, aquariums, fire extinguishers, and more.

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Briefs on button batteries, helmets, tablet computers, bedrails, bookcases, carbon monoxide alarms, jeans, and more.