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DECEMBER 1, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 47

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners are slated December 5 to hear a CPSC staff briefing on a draft proposed rule on phthalates that excludes expanding the prohibitions to all children’s products.

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Extension cords would get 15(j) treatment in CPSC’s list of rulemaking activities in the OMB Unified Regulatory Agenda, made available November 21.


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Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and staff November 20 discussed recall effectiveness programs with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).


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Discussion November 21 by an NFPA panel looking at upholstered furniture flammability included secondary ignition, California rules, and the smoldering propensity of barriers.


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CPSC staff and other members of ASTM 15.71 panels on laundry packets November 21 and 25 addressed warning borders, safety alert symbols, word choice, and consumer tests.


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A November 21 ASTM F15.16 teleconference, though mostly dealing with tweaking language, touched on some substantive issues.


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Members of ASTM’s 15.51 gravity flow panel on pool and spa drains November 20 addressed units of measurement, test aprons, water safety, body block, and sump compatibility.


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ECHA recently released a draft list of 134 substances to be evaluated by the under the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP).


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At the recent plenary meeting at the beginning of November 2014, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions.


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Health Canada November 24 warned against using electronic cigarettes – including recharging them – while undergoing oxygen therapy.


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The EU’s RAPEX system is on track this year to have a similar number of reports as in 2013 and 2012.


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Briefs on toys, children’s products, fire test, cooking fires, battery packs, fire alarms, utility vehicles, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rails, basketball nets, HVAC, paint analysis, archer, hook-on chairs, battery cables, electric ranges, electronics, exercise machines, LP gas, and more.


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Briefs on window coverings, toxicology, DEHP, REACH, pool floats, battery packs, toys, lawnmowers, and more.