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JUNE 23, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 25

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC stakeholders should have the opportunity July 24 to give oral presentations to the commission on its agenda and priorities for fiscal 2015, which begins October 1, as well as for fiscal 2016.


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CPSC Executive Director Elliot Kaye served as the leader of CPSC’s contingent to the International Product Safety Week in Belgium.


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Highlights of the International Product Safety Week (June 16-20) in Brussels included a renewal of a trilateral product safety agreement among the EU, U.S. and China as well as the launching of an international effort involving 12 jurisdictions aimed at educating consumers on the hazards to children who ingest small button or coin cell batteries.


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CPSC would not seek changes to ASTM F2907-14a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers, when incorporating the voluntary standard into its mandatory requirements under a CPSIA Section 104 switch.


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CPSC testing activity led to injunctions in central California U.S. district court against four companies and six people.


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Representatives from ExxonMobil June 16 offered Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and staff peer-reviewed data from studies since the last public meeting in February 2012 by the chronic hazards advisory panel (CHAP) looking at phthalates.


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CPSC staff June 11 discussed infrared spectroscopy as an approach to phthalates screening with representatives from Agilent Technologies during a web teleconference.


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A UL/CANENA task group on household refrigerators and freezers June 18 revised a proposed seventh edition of IEC 60335-2-24.


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The ASTM F15.51 gravity flow task force June 12 decided to abandon pig skin testing for the moment and pursue live human body testing with wetsuits.


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CPSC’s spring regulatory agenda gives an overview of 19 potential rulemakings.


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Consumer products treated with silver nanoparticles are not causing observable problems in humans according to a June 13 opinion from DG Sanco.

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Health Canada June 19 said preliminary data in nationwide assessments of pregnant women show lower than average urine concentrations of bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates.


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CPSC Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle June 17 noted the need for regulators to hold themselves accountable.


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Commissioner Marietta Robinson last month urged both consumers and manufacturers to make more use of the Saferproducts.gov database.


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The fate of a New York State bill aimed at chemicals in children’s products remained unclear as of the PSL deadline.


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Briefs on CPSC vice-chair, CPSC website, flame retardants, lamps, nail guns, ottomans, rocking chairs, and more.


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Briefs on dishwashers, food pulpers, aerial adventure courses, baseballs/softballs, hook-on chairs, reference materials, capacitors, and more.


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Briefs on market surveillance, kick scooters, REACH authorization, ladders, toys, power nailers, bath robes, and more.