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DECEMBER 8, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 48

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staff will look at new data on phthalates during the comment period of an upcoming rulemaking on the substances, it became clear during a December 5 commission briefing.


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A December 3 CPSC staff briefing on the fiscal 2015 operating plan gave insight into product-specific plans as well as broad agency approaches and philosophies.


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The Senate December 2 voted 53-44 to confirm Commission Robert Adler for another term running to October 2021.


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CPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic December 3 queried representatives from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) about standards, harmonization, and counterfeiting.


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A UL 1278 working group on smart-enabled portable heaters December 3 discussed the development of standard tests.


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CPSC staffers and other members of an ASTM 15.71 subgroup on packaging of liquid laundry packets December 2 addressed comments on the draft standard.


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CPSC staff and other members of the CANENA UL Technical Committee 61C on safety requirements for household refrigerators and freezers December 3 addressed comments from group members from Mexico and developed a list of topics for discussion at a forthcoming in-person meeting.


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An ASTM F15.17 task group December 4 continued its attempt to deal with a narrow product category involving car seats that convert to strollers.


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CPSC should not move forward on considering performance standards aimed at limiting passengers on ATVs, commenters told the agency.


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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) November 18 reported findings that raise questions about previous concerns with the safety of titanium dioxide nanoparticles.


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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is promoting an interagency effort, including CPSC, that will target the sale of counterfeits through the end of the year.


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Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) December 1 made nine recommendations to CPSC in its annual Trouble in Toyland report.


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Graco faces potential civil penalties of up to $35 million from a reporting-timeliness investigation launched December 1 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Briefs on ROVs, fires, air purifiers, bicycles, electrical meters, and more.


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Briefs on air conditioners, button batteries, dehumidifiers, fire alarms, fuses, and more.


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Briefs on laundry pods, candle holders, sunglasses, awnings, inflatable spas, chandeliers, ski poles, and more.