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DECEMBER 15, 2014
VOLUME 43   ISSUE 49

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC would get the full $123 million it sought for fiscal 2015 under a budget package passed December 11 in the House and pending Senate review as PSL went to press.


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Commissioners December 12 voted 5-0 to approve CPSC’s fiscal 2015 operating plan with four changes from the draft plan.


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ASTM’s F15 ad hoc wording task group December 9 received an explanation of comments submitted by CPSC on infant suffocation.


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The ASTM 15.71 Liquid Laundry Packets task group December 5 addressed comments received on the draft standard and discussed next steps for forming focus groups to assist with developing the warning language.


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Members of the ASTM 15.51 gravity task force December 4 reviewed and discussed the force transducer, dry force transducer assembly, and grate support portions of their proposed test apparatus.


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Among much wordsmithing at a December 11 ASTM F15.18 task group session on changing tables was discussion about the differences between commercial and domestic units.


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Commissioners Ann Marie Buerkle and Robert Adler December 10 heard on-going concerns over CPSC’s phthalates activity.


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A UL 2201 task group December 9 heard a broad explanation and began initial review of a proposal aimed at oxygen sensors on portable generators.


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The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) December 9 discussed testing burden reduction and trade/importing issues with Commissioners Joseph Mohorovic, Marietta Robinson, and Ann Marie Buerkle.


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There was little of substance discussed at a December 11 ASTM E05.15 Furnishings and Contents subcommittee meeting though there was concern about the effects of a plan to dissolve the panel and move its standards and work items to other subcommittees.

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) December 5 noted that there have been 15 “quad bike” (ATV) deaths in that nation so far in 2014.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) December 11, with the Royal Life Saving Society, offered safety education materials for portable pools.


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Briefs on equestrian helmets, toy guns, clothing, house fires, bicycle helmets, floor lamps, play yards, power cords, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, hook-on chairs, candles, electric fans, LED equipment, attic lifts, outlet boxes, waste disposers, and more.


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Briefs on biocides, battery packs, portable spas, power cords, sweatshirts, boots, irons, and more.