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MARCH 9, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 10

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Ice and snow storms were behind the postponements of two hearings on CPSC’s fiscal 2016 budget request, congressional staff told PSL.

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Industry representatives March 3 sought advice on pictograms, warning language, and their placement for coin cell batteries.


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A task group for UL 2201, Portable Engine-Generator Assemblies, March 4 reviewed a submission on a CPSC draft test to determine CO emissions rates.


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An ASTM F15.17 task group March 4 sought to clarify testing language related to positional grab bars on strollers.


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There was a “statistically significant decreasing linear trend” in the estimated numbers of injuries linked to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from 2007 to 2013, according to CPSC’s most recent report on data through 2013.


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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) March 4 asked CPSC, CDC and FTC to look into allegations about laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators.


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Smoke alarm activists March 3 urged CPSC action against ionization detectors.


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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has concerns that major retailers are not managing product safety as well as they could.


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Health Canada March 5 promoted its overview of what it considers and does as part of its risk assessment activity for consumer products and cosmetics.


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California regulators likely have the enforcement discretion needed to avoid being heavy handed with the state’s new flame retardant reporting law, upholstered furniture manufacturers and other stakeholders heard March 3.


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Concern over lead, arsenic, cadmium, and selenium in glass has led to a suit from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).


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Briefs on recall effectiveness, frame carriers, 15(b), school supplies, laser displays, whistleblowers, electronics, bassinets, motion lamps, pajamas, snowboard bindings, vacuum tools, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, candles, headgear, helmets, weight benches, A/V equipment, ranges, air fresheners, EV service plugs, gaskets/seals, ice/ice cream makers, lightning protection, motors, outlets, solar power.


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Briefs on butane cookers, expanding balls, baby walkers, blenders, electrical products, headbands, plush bears, ice augers, vacuum tools, and more.