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MAY 4, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 17

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Black & Decker will pay $1.575 million and create an internal compliance program to settle CPSC allegations it failed to report lawnmower incidents in time.


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Zen Magnets did not satisfy the four factors expected by 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Paul Kelly and Harris Hartz related to a stay of CPSC’s magnets regulation.


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While CPSC’s 2008 report and press release on lead exposure from synthetic turf do not reflect Chairman Elliot Kaye’s position or thinking on the question, reports suggesting this means the agency is reversing or backtracking on the matter are inaccurate.


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CPSC staff April 22 recommended that the commission vote to continue to defer a petition seeking a ban or standard on adult portable bed rails.


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The commission should approve a 15(j) rule on decorative and seasonal lights with three minor clarifications in response to comments, CPSC staff recommended April 22.


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The European Parliament Information Office April 21 hosted a consultation on the draft EU product safety legislation at Europe House in London.

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ASTM’s D20 task group on phthalates April 27 got updates on six areas of work aimed at testing and safety.


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The ASTM F15.45 candle subcommittee likely will be looking at ignitable material attached to the exteriors of filled candles.


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A pending patent held by Henkel was the primary focus April 30 of an ASTM F15.71 task group working on laundry packet standards.


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An ASTM F15.71 work group on laundry packet labeling May 1 reviewed numerous issues.


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It was inappropriate for two advocacy groups to base their claims about toy content safety on only XRF results, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) said April 27.


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Comment by May 30 on a draft tracking and traceability proposal from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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The ANSI Z535.4 signs and labels committee April 23 reviewed comments on warning label layout and language.

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The ASTM F15.22 work group on battery operated toys April 27 discussed comments on draft changes to F963.


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American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) representatives April 27 sought update on CPSC work on formaldehyde emissions of finished wood products during an in person meeting at CPSC’s Rockville, Md. lab.


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CPSC staff and representatives of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) April 29 reviewed two furniture tipover mitigation designs and planned a symposium.


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California’s Safer Consumer Products program is likely to add up to three new product/chemical groupings this year. That is according to the Priority Product Work Plan for 2015-2017.

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Briefs on youth sports, baby clothes, imports, MECAP, battery jumpers, kaleidoscope toys, and more.


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Briefs on floor covering, airsoft guns, helmets, shopping carts, smoke generation, burglar alarms, chimneys, flammable liquids, ranges, toys, and more.


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Briefs on online shopping, lead paint, bicycles, children’s clothes, cribs, battery packs, ladder clamps, and more.