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NOVEMBER 24, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 46

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC is slated to hold a decisional meeting December 12 on its draft FY2015 operating plan, made available November 20.


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CPSC, Health Canada and Profeco November 20 in Ottawa held a joint press event to voice commitment to continued bilateral and trilateral surveillance cooperation with toy imports.


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CPSC staffers and others on ASTM F15.71 task groups November 13 and 18 continued work on the scope and packaging requirements language for liquid laundry packets in two conference calls.


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An audible effects test used by CPSC as a first step in gauging fireworks’ explosive power is inconsistent and unreliable, so it should be discontinued, commissioners heard November 19 and 21.


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Representatives of the Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) November 19 asked Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic about the possibility of CPSC writing a succinct letter in support of ASTM’s children’s jewelry standard.


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CPSC staff and others in a task group for UL 2201, Portable Engine Generator Assemblies, November 13 and 19 discussed streamlined performance and testing requirements and reviewed alternate testing.


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CPSC staff and others on the CANENA UL technical committee 61C on safety requirements for household refrigerators and freezers November 14 completed their initial review of the requirements in an effort to harmonize UL 60335.


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Administrative Judge Dean Metry will not dismiss CPSC’s suit against Zen Magnets seeking to force a recall of its magnetic amusement products.


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CPSC was among the eight product safety agencies identified November 19 in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on ways to strengthen interagency coordination, especially with overlapping jurisdiction.


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Representatives of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) November 18 said they are watching CPSC’s in-the-works phthalates rulemaking for potential precedents.


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Easing testing burdens associated with phthalates would benefit the jewelry industry, representatives of the Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) November 19 told Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic.


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CPSC November 14 reported that its costs increased by $8.4 million from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014.


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CPSC electrical engineer Arthur Lee November 18 wrote UL to express concern with delays in dealing with changes to household materials and the effects on smoke alarm performance.


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Briefs on imidazolines, ROVs, loom bands, audio recorders, candles, gun bore cleaner, multi-tools, riding mowers, strollers and more.


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Briefs on play surfaces, synthetic turf, building materials, fire standards, heating elements, sprinklers, and more.


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Briefs on drowning, bath appliques, portable pools, disposable lighters, rugs, strollers, diaper covers, and more.