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JANUARY 19, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 3

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC’s Compliance Office January 9 likely took a step towards a Section 15(j) rule for extension cords with an open letter informing manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers that it expects them to follow six safety requirements.

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A UL 2201 portable generator subgroup January 8 discussed manufacturer-submitted comments to draft test procedures.


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CPSC’s analysis of non-fire carbon-monoxide (CO) incidents, made available January 8, echoed previous years with a plurality of incidents linked to engine-driven tools, mostly generators.


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ASTM’s F15 ad hoc wording task group January 8 continued discussion of CPSC staff comments on recommended wording for sections of standards that are common to multiple standards.


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An ASTM F.15 task group January 13 explored stability testing methods for infant floor seats during a meeting at CPSC’s lab in Rockville, Md.


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CPSC staff January 14 discussed potential Japanese gas industry deregulation and general safety issues with representatives of the Japan Gas Association (JGA).

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Residential fires account for respective annual averages of 82% and 78% of U.S. fire-related deaths and injuries, according to two reports made public January 6 by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


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The House January 13 voted 250-175 to pass H.R. 185, which would require regulatory agencies, including CPSC, to increase analysis of pending rules and guidances for economic effects.


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DG-Santé’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently endorsed the definition of endocrine disruptor used by the World Health Organization’s International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).


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DG Enterprise and Industry is seeking stakeholders to aid it in three projects related to product safety.


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Earlier in January, Health Canada posted a guidance aimed at helping stakeholders understand various definitions related to products like cribs, cradles, and bassinets.


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An ASTM 15.51 task force on swimming pool vent pipes January 8 reviewed updated schematics for test apparatus and developed supplies list.


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CPSC would treat a recent ASTM standard on drywall emission as a consumer product safety rule rather than beginning its own rulemaking.


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Briefs on online sales, window cords, residential elevators, liquid nicotine, firearms, TDI, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, building materials, dishwashers, batteries, tables, and more.


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Briefs on magnets, inflatable spas, crib mattresses, plush toys,power cords, and more.