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MARCH 16, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 11

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staffers are targeting the April release of a Federal Register notice to give details on a planned pilot program on electronic filing of certificates.


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Amazon March 10 explained to CPSC staff the unique challenges of platform providers in reporting product safety concerns, including via the retailer reporting program (RRP).


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CPSC in fiscal 2014 met or exceeded targets for 30 of 38 (78.9%) of performance goals and missed them in eight (21.1%).


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Steps needed to create a new standard took up much of the March 11 discussion by an NFPA panel charged with developing an open flame test for upholstered furniture.


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CPSC should seek as much as it can to consider all people affected by flame retardant (FR) chemicals along the lifecycle of upholstered furniture, commissioners’ offices heard March 9 from visitors concerned about health and environmental effects.


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The ASTM F15.66 subcommittee on crib mattresses March 10 discussed issues related to the labeling of replacement mattresses for non-full-sized cribs.


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Representatives from Polaris Industries March 10 presented CPSC with a potential plan for dynamic stability and handling testing as well as metrics for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).


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The ASTM F15.59 subcommittee for children’s folding chairs March 11 reviewed incident data and debated the need to create a sideways stability test for ASTM F2613.

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The ASTM 15.51 gravity flow task group for pool and spa drains March 5 discussed the importance of the flexibility of the false floor in testing apparatus and other aspects involved in constructing such rigs.


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NEISS estimates show about 80,000 unintentional poisoning incidents involving children under 5 years and treated in emergency rooms in 2013, according to CPSC data made available March 10.


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There was a statistically significant rise in estimated incidents involving inflatable amusements from 2003 to 2013, according to CPSC data made public March 9.


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CPSC processed 1,249 FoIA requests in fiscal 2014, fully granting 753, according to its report made available March 9.


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CPSC staff March 6 wrote the Portable Generator Manufacturers Association (PGMA) to disagree with proposed changes to BSR/PGMA G300-201x.


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The EU’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) gave research recommendations on eight areas involving electromagnetic fields (EMFs).


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Health Canada is sampling toys and children’s products with polyurethane foam to assess compliance with a ban of (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) flame retardants.


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The U.K. Trading Standards Institute (TSI) March 6 said its imports data for April-December 2014 show DIY products and cosmetics to have triggered the most concerns.


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There are about 239,100 fires annually in U.S. one- and two-family residential buildings, according to data available March 6 from the U.S. Fire Administration,


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CPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic March 10 wrote the chair of the Illinois House committee in charge of HB 3761 to support the proposed ban on padded crib bumpers.


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The Washington State Department of Ecology March 10 made available the most recent reports submitted under its Children’s Safe Product Act


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The new round of perennial efforts to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) began the week of March 9 with the introduction of two Senate measures.


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) March 4 announced the revision of its Design for the Environment label to its Safer Choice label for cleaning products.

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Briefs on phthalates deadline extension, window coverings, fuel cans, gas trimmers, ice augers, light shade holders, loungewear, pajamas, rockers, ski boots, sweatshirts, tea cups, and more.


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Briefs on exercise bikes, floor covering, infant bath tubs, surface flammability, appliance wiring, clothes washers, gas valves, generators, lithium batteries, signaling equipment, boilers, CCTV, gas/oil buring equipment, hand torches, power drive systems.


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Briefs on nanosilver, chemicals, endocrine disrupters, activity centers, light sticks, toy guns, bath toys, bicycle wheel hubs, gas trimers, reclining furniture switches, ski boots, tea cups, ladders, and more.