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JANUARY 5, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 1

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

In 2015, Product Safety Letter will change to 48-issues-per-year from 50-per-year. Read more inside.


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Children under age 5 experienced an estimated 74,900 ER-treated injuries associated with nursery products in 2013, according to CPSC data made available December 29.


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An independent auditor contracted by CPSC wrote that the agency needs to more fully implement its policies and procedures for ensuring performance measures are accurate and reliable, according to a memo made available December 24.


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Fiskars Brands division Gerber Legendary Blades will pay a $2.6 million civil penalty and create a compliance program to settle CPSC allegations it failed to make timely reports of incidents linked to its Gerber Gator Combo Axes


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CPSC December 16 wrote the Power Tool Institute (PTI) that agency staff has decided to decline a request to withdraw a reevaluation of a 2011 data report on power saws.


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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) December 19 offered advice to both manufacturers and consumers on ensuring the safety of toys and amusements that incorporate lasers.


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Consumer Federation of America (CFA) December 22 said it knew of at least 508 fatalities in 2014 involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) December 17 announced that six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been added to the candidate list under the REACH regulation.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a proposal to define “prolonged contact with the skin” in relation to the restriction of nickel (Ni) in articles.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) December 23 said it is seeking a compulsory recall of Wooden Baby Sleigh Cot Beds supplied by Frank Masons.


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The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) December 19 reported that it found a flame retardant based on a nanomaterial outperformed a chemical alternative.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) December 20 signed legislation (S.7027-C/A.9299-D) to require liquid nicotine be sold in child-resistant containers.


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Briefs on phthalates, CPSC plans, decorative lighting, Christmas trees, bicycles, water bottles, incident data, lead paint, bean bag chairs, coffee makers, hoodies, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, bike helmets, racket sports, airsoft sports, bouncer seats, air fresheners, dehumidifiers, chain saws, circuit breakers, and more.


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RAPEX, chemicals, incident data, bicycles, candles, pacifiers, car seats, coffee makers, infrared heaters, stadium seats, and more.