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SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 35

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Magnets sold at per-piece prices would be covered under revisions urged by CPSC staff for the proposed rule for small, strong magnets.


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A CPSC staff member August 29 expressed concerns about height measurements for toddler bed corner post extensions to other members of an ASTM task group for F1821, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toddler Beds.


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The CANENA UL 61C technical committee on safety requirements for household refrigerators and freezers August 29 reviewed numerous aspects of UL 60335, Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances


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The ASTM pool drain task group developing new tests for pool drain entrapment September 3 reviewed instrumentation for proposed tests involving live human wetsuit testing.


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Generators accounted for 657 carbon monoxide (CO) deaths in 489 incidents (of 808 deaths and 629 incidents) associated with engine driven tools from 2004 to 2013.


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Two people pled guilty in a case involving allegations of importing toys deemed to be counterfeit or to violate CPSC safety requirements, the Justice Department announced.


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Consumers Union (CU) called for changes to impact and stability assessments for CPSC requirements for testing bicycle helmets.


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The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) in late August wrote CPSC that it is opening the ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 window covering standard for revisions and that the consideration would include three areas of CPSC concern.


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The Power Tool Institute (PTI) in late August protested an “opaque process” and “unfounded conclusions” in a CPSC reevaluation of a 2011 data report on power saws.


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The 207 RAPEX reports processed by DG Sanco in July keep the system near a record pace, but that outcome is not certain.

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The 169 RAPEX reactions received by DG Sanco in July takes the year-to-date total to 1,526.


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New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Fair Trading in late August began a retailer toy safety effort.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) August 29 released a guidance aimed at ensuring public pool water is safe.


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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) August 28 risk assessment for dichloromethane (DCM) found concerns about health hazards.


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The California legislature September enrolled SB 1019, a right-to-know bill aimed at fire-retardant (FR) chemicals in upholstered furniture.


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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) September 2 offered tools for completing the 2013 Consumer and Commercial Products Survey.

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Briefs on fire escape plans, activity trays, bicycles, bunk beds, cooking temperature probes, humidifiers, and more.


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Briefs on child carriers, electrical components, floor covering, food-waste pulplers, and more


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Briefs on toys, authorization list, digital monitors, hot packs, kettles, power cords, water heaters, and more.