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FEBRUARY 16, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 7

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners had few questions and remarks at a February 11 staff briefing on a Section 104 switch on frame child carriers.


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The ASTM F15.71 liquid laundry packets task group February 6 and 11 discussed the results from preliminary and initial rounds of focus group testing on package warning statement language.


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A final science committee opinion urging a lower chromium VI limit for toys is among three February offerings out of Europe on toy safety.


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Phthalates/lead or counterfeiting were behind February announcements of seizures by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) involving toys, knives and NFL gear.


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Deaths involving on-road use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) rose slightly from 2012 to 2013, according to data analysis released February 6 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


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Kids in Danger (KID) February 9 linked legislation and standards to a decreasing trend in incidents, injuries, deaths and recalls related to children’s products.


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DG Growth (formerly DG Enterprise) February 6 said that a program aimed at reducing animal tests will continue through 2020.


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DG Justice February 5 said it will seek standards on the safety of lasers used in consumer products.

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Canada February 6 announced that 248 substances previously reviewed under its Chemicals Management Program will not need further assessments for now.

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) February 10 lauded the REACH authorization process as successful.


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Briefs on agency phone calls, regulatory procedures, youth sports, hunting gear, CPSC hearings, recalls, wood heaters, furniture flammability, motorcycle helmets, battery packs, bicycle wheel hubs, children’s bicycles, CO/smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, off-road motorcycles, more.


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Briefs on furniture flammability, amusement rides, cribs/play yards, vacuum cleaners, HVAC, vaults, appliance wiring, appliances, building material, coffee makers, conduit, dimming controls, fire places, fuses, LED, lithium batteries, more.


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Briefs on endocrine disruptors, biocides, surveillance, children’s clothes, magnetic desk toys, toothbrushes, children’s bicycles, fire extinguishers, yo-yo balls, more.