MARCH 23, 2015VOLUME 44 ISSUE 12
PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Testing burden reduction received little attention at a March 18 House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on CPSC’s budget.
Subscriber-Only StoryCPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic March 17 and 18 wrote House members about a staff report that gives an overview of work aimed at reducing the costs of third-party tests.
Representatives from ExxonMobil and BASF March 16 argued to CPSC that recent data on phthalates show a downward trend in DEHP exposure.
CPSC had received 62 comments on its phthalates NPR prior to a unanimous, last-minute decision by commissioners to give a 30-day extension.
CPSC members March 16 voted 5-0 to grant a request from the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) for a 75-day extension – to June 1 – for comments on the ANPR to address incidents with window covering cords.
Subscriber-Only StoryAn ASTM F15.17 panel on strollers March 12 clarified tray/grab bar testing position language and reviewed editorial changes.
CPSC staff and consumer advocates were clearly frustrated March 17 with ASTM work aimed at alternate testing protocol for child-resistant packaging for laundry packets.
CPSC staffers March 17 gave an overview of proposed changes to provisions for warning labels on children’s folding chairs.
A 20-mph limit linked to non-use of ROV seatbelts was best accepted by test subjects, according to a contractor report CPSC made available March 13.
Commissioners voted 5-0 March 18 to incorporate into its rules changes to ASTM’s standard for child-resistant fuel cans.
Subscriber-Only StoryPeople 85 years old and over had the greatest per capita risk of dying in residential fires in 2011, according to data available March 13 from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
Limits on radiofrequency (RF) exposure in Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 are slightly more restrictive in certain ranges, the agency announced March 13.
Subscriber-Only StoryThe United Kingdom will review its consumer product recall system, that nation’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills announced March 13.
Subscriber-Only StoryThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) March 16, during Poison Prevention Week, spearheaded an international awareness campaign on the risks associated with laundry packets.
Subscriber-Only StoryDG Santé received 174 RAPEX reports in February. That is the same number as in January (PSL, 2/23/15), putting the year-to-date tally at 348.
Subscriber-Only StoryThe 249 RAPEX reactions by European nations in February take the two-month 2015 tally to 459.
Subscriber-Only StoryCPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic March 12 and 17 wrote letters against bills in New Mexico and Utah to allow on-road use of off-road vehicles.
Subscriber-Only StoryBriefs on liquid nicotine, regulating regulations, portable bedrails, mattresses, creamer dispensers, residential elevators, yarn, and more.
Subscriber-Only StoryBriefs on electric vehicles, heated bedding, heating appliances, massagers, motors, panelboards, photovoltaics, power drive systems, sprinklers, A/V equipment, power cords.
Subscriber-Only StoryBriefs on surveillance, Low Voltage Directive, chemicals, baby clothes, portable heaters, punching bags, vacuum cleaners, snowboard bindings, space heaters, sweaters/ponchos, toy xylophones, yarn, flashlights, and more.