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JULY 13, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 27

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Product Safety Letter will not have a July 20, 2015 edition as part of its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 44, No. 28, will be dated July 27, 2015.


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Health Canada July 8 released the long-awaited update to its 2011 mandatory reporting guidance.


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CPSC staff July 7 gave recommendations on numerous updates to a standard for multipurpose off-highway utility vehicles.


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An AHAM clothes dryer standards task group July 7 developed initial parameters for lint cake creation, edited a lint questionnaire, and discussed the status of current proposals.


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The CANENA 61C technical committee July 9 reviewed fifteen comments regarding UL 60335-2-24, Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream makers and Ice-Makers.


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The ASTM F15.51 pool/spa gravity flow task group July 9 reviewed improved loading mechanisms, body-blocking elements (BBEs), and skin mold diagrams.


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On 15 June the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that two new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) have been added to the candidate list under the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) July 6 explained the self-assessment method it will use at the end of this fiscal year, which began July 1.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reporting that its recent market survey of clothing and textiles found that more than 97% complied with the limits for aromatic amines.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) July 8 said its review of mandatory requirements for hot water bottles found no need to change them.


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The 161 RAPEX reports received by the EU in June put the year-to-date tally at 967 and the second quarter tally at 461


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The European Commission processed 271 reactions in June, bringing the year-to-date tally to 1,528.


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Allegations from Environmental Working Group (EWG) July 8 prompted Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to call on CPSC to look into asbestos in children’s products.


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Briefs on CPSC in China, biomonitoring, nanotech, ATVs, avalanche air bags, gas fireplaces, slingshots, sparklers, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, equestrian helmets, paintball, colored pencils, room heaters, and more.


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Briefs on market surveillance, nanoform silica, product characteristics, beanbag chairs, dirt bikes, floodlights, mugs, kettles, scooters, and more.