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OCTOBER 20, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 41

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Making no recommendations, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) October 14 identified four ideas that are circulating as options to improve CPSC’s response to new and emerging hazards.


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Chairman Elliot Kaye and CPSC staffers October 15 staff heard concerns from Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) about supplemental mattresses and offered advice on educational and political outreach.


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CPSC received 188 comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on sling carriers.


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The CANENA UL Technical Committee 61C on requirements for household refrigerators and freezers October 10 continued efforts to harmonize UL 60335, Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances.


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CPSC’s Perry Sharpless October 9 shared concerns that the ASTM F15.51 gravity task force was straying from their main objective as well as related CPSC staff comments on the equipment and test program during a conference call.


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A UL 1026 task group on rice and slow cookers October 15 made a few final tweak to a warning label aimed at protecting against cord pull incidents.

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The European Commission through the end of January will be accepting comments on a consultation aimed at the interaction between patents and standards.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) October 13 said it created online tools for companies needing to register low volume substances.

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Briefs on folding tables, ROVs, toy toasters, TV wall mounts, and more.


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Briefs on vacuum cleaners, smoke release, chemical emissions, fuses, LP gas, plastic parts, building material, generators, and more.


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Briefs on RAPEX, car seats, cribs, light fittings, novelty toys, cooker hoods, toy phones, and more.