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APRIL 13, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 14

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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The precision of questions posed April 9 to CPSC and CBP representatives show both the interest and concern among industry about the upcoming certificate e-filing pilot.


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CSPC staff in late March wrote that a contractor report on the concentration of heavy elements in mostly-natural materials will inform recommendations on making determinations to ease testing burdens.


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A coalition March 31 petitioned CPSC to set bans in four categories of products containing flame retardants.


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CPSC seeks comments by June 8 on a petition to amend clothing flammability rules at 16 CFR 1610 related to preparing test samples.


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CPSC seeks comments by June 2 on a review of the open flame mattress flammability rules at 16 CFR 1633 under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.


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CSPC staff in early April called on industry groups to reopen voluntary standards on recreational off-highway vehicles and the commission again extended the comment period on a related proposed rule for mandatory standards.


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There were some points of substantive discussion during an April 9 working group call on suggested updates to ISO 8124 toy safety guidelines on age determination.


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Indication of plans by CSA to finalize elements of its 22.2 electrical codes has members of the appliance industry worried about the possibility of operating under differing U.S. and Canadian standards for numerous years.


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The ASTM 15.51 pool/spa drain gravity flow task group April 2 explored changes to the test apparatus, reviewed test subject positioning, and discussed higher capacity load cells.


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Health Canada plans to spend about C$33.65 million on product safety efforts in the year that began April 1, according to its March 31 report.


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Product safety compliance is among the March 27 guidances provided by the U.K.’s Trading Standards Institute (TSI). The series is aimed at helping companies understand responsibilities under the Consumer Rights Act that became law at the end of March.


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A website, Online Dealz, is the target of crib and stroller enforcement action announced March 31 by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) March 25 told consumers to beware of “lunchbox” portable butane cookers


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The U.K. Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) March 25 said it would not proceed with proposed changes related to upholstered furniture flammability.


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U.S. import authorities seized some $1.2 billion (MSRP) in counterfeit products in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30). The value was down from $1.7 billion in 2013.


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The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) in January approved its opinion on chromium VI in toys.


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CPSC’s deadline to respond to a temporary stay of its magnets rule is April 14.


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Briefs on BPA, asbestos, CPSC comment periods, gasoline cans, electric ranges, CPSC records, car seats, sprinklers, fire safety, children’s pajamas, hockey goalie masks, strollers, water heaters, window coverings, and more.


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Briefs on fire tests, play equipment, thermal properties, toys, appliances, building joints, electric fans, fire extinguishers, fire protection, gas valves, lighting protection, power drives, raceway/fittings, smoke alarms, switches, underwater lights, waste disposers, wires/cables, and more.


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Briefs on risk assessment, CoRAP, biocides, resource directories, bunk beds, butane cookers, hammocks, swing sets, toy projectiles, baby bottles, cleaners, hand trucks, mineral samples, children’s jewelry, eyewear, and more.