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APRIL 27, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 16

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Much of CPSC’s April 21 Section 15 suit against Michaels Stores hinges on whether the retail chain was an importer and thus bore higher reporting duties than as a distributor or retailer.


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CPSC received just three comments to its proposed 15(j) rule for extension cords.

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CPSC and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) the week of April 20 reported on different elements of residential fire losses for 2010-2012.


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Making changes to batteries was the primary topic discussed April 21 by the Button Battery Task Force.


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An ASTM F15.59 panel looking at the stability of children’s chairs seemed accepting of doing sideways tipping tests via a cylinder method rather than with shot bags.


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The ASTM 15.51 pool/spa gravity flow task group April 16 reviewed a test protocol document, discussed additional safety measures, and examined the differences between a body blocking element (BBE) and human experimenters.


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CPSC staffers April 17 discussed international pool safety codes and got a demonstration on new gate closure hardware.


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The F15.21 infant bouncer seats task group April 21 agreed to ballot revisions suggested by the subcommittee.


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A finger probe used in European standards sparked some interest at an April 23 CANENA technical committee 61C session on harmonizing North American standards involving ice makers.


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Briefs on ROVs, CPSC records, recalls, fuel containers, recalls, flame retardants, battery packs, bicycles, hair dryers, children’s pajamas, ski boots, and more.


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Briefs on air conditioners, battery adaptors, cooking appliances, egress markings, fire alarms, flammable liquids, LP gas, oil burners, outlet boxes, power taps, switches, and more.


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Briefs on bunk beds, sourcing, battery packs, gas cookers, bicycles, charcoal, vacuum cleaners, and more.