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JULY 28, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 30

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Product Safety Letter will not have an August 4, 2014, edition due to its schedule of 50 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 43, No. 31, will be dated August 11, 2014.


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CPSC’s July 24 hearing on its potential fiscal 2015-2016 priorities covered many perennial issues familiar to CPSC watchers.


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CPSC July 18 made available the long-awaited phthalates report by the chronic hazard advisory panel (CHAP).


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CPSC July 18 made available a contractor report that illustrated the challenges and possible limitations inherent to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.


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CPSC staff July 22 shared their perspective on the direction of upholstered furniture flammability testing research and received a presentation on public health concerns from the National Resources Defense Council.


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A UL panel July 18 addressed comments on six items in UL 60335-2-24, Standard for Safety for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances.


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The ASTM working group on batteries in F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, July 22 continued to address negatives related to ballot requirements.


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An ASTM F15.17 working group July 24 sought ways to harmonize warning language for strollers with F404-14, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs.


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The ASTM task group developing new standard tests for pool drains July 24 presented a draft test program for live human wetsuit testing.


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The past twelve months – July 2013 to June 2014 – were the busiest such period for the EU’s RAPEX system.


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The lead that the tally of 2014 RAPEX reactions has over its 2013 counterpart continued to grow in June with DG Sanco’s receipt of 218 reports.


Briefs on sling carriers, bar stools, cribs, high chairs, mountain bikes, USB chargers.

Briefs on infant rockers, playground surfacing.


Briefs on toys, ethanol fireplaces, bicycles, bunk beds, thermostats, and more.