SEPTEMBER 15, 2014VOLUME 43 ISSUE 36
PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Subscriber-Only StoryFour commissioners September 10 queried CPSC staff on the pending rule to effectively ban sets of small, strong magnets used for adult amusement.
Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle did not participate in the September 10 briefing on CPSC’s potential regulation on small, strong magnets.
Subscriber-Only StoryCPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye September 9 questioned representatives of the Express Association of America (EAA) about ways to improve risk-based targeting and the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) system.
Subscriber-Only StoryIn a reversal of the normal focus on imports from China, Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic September 9 learned about the product safety challenges Western companies can face when trying to tap into the quickly expanding Chinese consumer market.
Subscriber-Only StoryCPSC engineering sciences staff September 8 queried representatives from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) about remotely controlled portable heaters and learned of latest AHAM voluntary standards developments.
Representatives from Sunbeam Products September 8 updated CPSC engineering sciences staff on connected heaters technology and discussed proprietary design concepts.
The Z21/CSA delayed ignition task force September 9 worked to address a series of 22 delayed ignition incidents in which gas fuel buildup within fireplaces led to explosions that caused glass fronts to blow out.
The UL 1026 task group on rice cookers and slow cookers has finalized proposed warning labels and is prepared to submit proposed revisions in order to address incidents in which children have pulled on cords, causing the appliances to fall on them.
CPSC found two common scenarios in the 502 fatal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) incidents from 2005 to 2007 involving more than single riders.
Briefs on CPSC awards, refrigerants, safe design, generators, jackets, kiteboard controls, river tubes, shoes, and more.
Briefs on synthetic turf, exterior walls, vacuum cleaners, buoyant cushions, generators, hedge trimmers, baseboard heating, circuit breakers, and more.
Subscriber-Only StoryEU standards, bicycles, hair stylers, crib mattresses, sleepwear, baby monitors, dehumidifiers, and more.