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NOVEMBER 3, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 43

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC members October 29 voted 3-2 along party lines to proceed with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) targeting recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).


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Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic October 27 said there are precedents of CPSC staff making last-minute evaluations of additional information prior to commission decisions.

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CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye October 27 expressed interest in being kept informed of a rollout of an updated chemicals management program overseen in the U.S. by the American Chemistry Council (ACC).


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CPSC the week of October 27 announced two settlements with companies over allegations they failed to report incidents involving their products in time.

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CPSC October 27 announced the four winners of a challenge to create apps aimed at helping consumers track recalls or product incident information.


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CPSC staff and other members of the ASTM subcommittee F15.71 on liquid laundry packets October 27 assessed incident data and continued technical discussions on packaging and labeling requirements during an all-day meeting at CPSC’s headquarters.


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Commissioners Joseph Mohorovic and Robert Adler October 29 learned about safety of artificial turf from industry representatives.


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Cosmetic products are regulated in the EU through the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009.


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Directive No 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys (TSD) laid down new limit values for certain chemical substances in toys – heavy metals amongst others – which Germany considers to be less strict than their current national counterparts.


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An ASTM F15.21 task group looking at infant bouncer seat warnings October 28 addressed a few negatives in their work and crafted a proposal that likely is ready for balloting.


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An ASTM F15.18 task group October 23 clarified word choices and addressed proposed changes and comments in F2388, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use.


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Members of an ASTM F15.17 task group October 23 investigated differences between stroller, car seat and infant carrier products and their associated standards, seeking to move away from product exemptions and adding additional requirements to the existing stroller standard.


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Members of the ASTM F15.51 gravity task force October 23 discussed a new test apparatus configuration and associated testing materials.

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Briefs on chemical assessments, car seats, Halloween, bicycles, flashlights, spa drains, and more.


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Briefs on candles, fire tests, field turf, conduit, LP gas, plugs, and more.

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Briefs on cribs, cosmetics, biocides, CoRAP, bicycles, desk lamps, folding tables, socks, and more.