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AUGUST 11, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 31

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC is purchasing a new search tool and targeting other fixes to its website.


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The July 28 Senate confirmations and July 31 swearing in of new CPSC members Elliot Kaye (also the new chairman) and Joseph Mohorovic mean that the commission is likely to have its full set of five commissioners until October 2015.


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Numerous actions in the fights over CPSC’s activity on small, powerful magnets still are occurring despite the best-known player having settled with the agency in the spring.


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Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Janet Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) August 1 wrote CPSC and FDA, asking for fast action on phthalates and criticizing parts of the recent report from CPSC’s Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel.


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The ASTM F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety battery-operated toys working group July 30 discussed the single fault test requirement.


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Members of CPSC communications, engineering, and legal staffs July 29 heard a presentation on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety from a former researcher for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


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ASTM’s F15.18 task group on inclined sleep products July 31 considered five items related to WK45274, new Specification for Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products.


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Members of ASTM’s toddler bed task group August 5 clarified the definition of guardrail as it relates to the products covered by ASTM F1821, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toddler Beds.


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The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) upholstered furniture task group August 5 identified priorities moving forward with a new proposed open flame fire test method for such products.

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DG Sanco, until September 28, will accept comments on a preliminary opinion to lower chromium VI limits for toys.


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DG Sanco set a November 30 deadline for comments on a July 29 paper about the safety of tourism accommodation services.


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Numerous developments at the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in early August show the agency’s attention to children’s and juvenile products.


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The deaths of 19 U.S. children, as of July 31, led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reissue safety advice for avoiding the problem.


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Pan-bottom temperature limiting systems are effective in mitigating gas cooktop fires, according to a report made available by CPSC August 1.


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ASTM’s subcommittee F15.45 task group for candle fire safety July 30 discussed incident reports and possible recoding of incidents via teleconference.


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CPSC and Best Buy in late July warned that at least 10 previously recalled products continued to be sold by the retailer or associated liquidators.


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The California Air Resources Boards (CARB) in July fined Envion $120,000 over allegations of selling indoor air cleaners that violate certification and labeling requirements.


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There were some 4,000 fires annually in non-adult school buildings from 2009 to 2011, according to a recently released report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) July 22 gave a warning about air conditioning (AC) refrigerants with 22a or R-22a designations being sold for recharge purposes.


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Briefs on athlete, bikes, CPSC info collection, angle grinders, aquarium heaters, baby monitors, bar stools, dive computers, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, fire tests, sleeping bags, dishwashing machines, paint, wiring, XRF, and more.


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Briefs on exposure scenarios, wheat packs, strobe lights, bath mats, powerboards, ovens, beds, push mowers, charging kits, heaters, and more.