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AUGUST 3, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 29

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Representatives from the Power Tool Institute (PTI) July 23 shared concerns on incident data interpretation and provided updates on the state of injury mitigation systems in standards with Chairman Elliot Kaye’s staff and Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic.


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CPSC July 29 made available an updated petition from Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) to ban supplemental mattresses for play yards with non-rigid sides.


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CPSC staff is recommending four areas of change in a Section 104 switch of ASTM’s F2670-13, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Tubs.


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High variability in test results for pressure gates sold as safe for use at the tops of stairs prompted discussion July 29 by an ASTM F15.16 panel on whether tests are sufficient and reflective of real-world use.


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A task group looking at UL 2201, Portable Engine Generator Assemblies, July 29 heard about the way deadly CO concentrations from gasoline engines can accumulate in less than one minute.


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Members of the CANENA technical committee July 30 addressed 18 comments on 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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Comment by 60 days after an upcoming Federal Register publication on a petition for CPSC to determine that a technology qualifies as an anti-entrapment system under the Virginia Graeme Baker pool law.


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An ASTM F15.28 pool/spa gravity flow task group July 23 discussed and refined testing apparatus during a teleconference.


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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) July 29 offered seven best practices for federal agencies doing strategic reviews of their activities.

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The European Commission July 22 published a report, Public Consultation on Defining Criteria for Identifying Endocrine Disruptors.


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Health Canada July 25 spelled out a dozen specifications that cribs, cradles, and bassinets must meet under updated regulations.


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Environment Canada July 25 notified manufacturers to report on potential toxicity of three substance classes.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) July 22 made available two updates to its Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessments.


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House members July 28 voted 166-243 to reject an amendment to exempt products intended for children under age 2 from H.R. 427.


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Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle was the negative vote in the 4-1 decision to accept a reporting settlement from LG.


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All nine commenters on a CPSC notice of proposed rulemaking for architectural glazing urged the commission to account for updates to the referenced voluntary standard.


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Briefs on imitation firearms, regulations, extension cords, seniors, garage doors, carpets and rugs, coal/wood appliances, baseball masks, dry-erase boards, and more


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Briefs on cigarette ignition, gates/enclosures, playground equipment, smoke toxicity, toys, fire tests, and more.


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Briefs on cosmetic lenses, biocides, machinery & TTIP, electric blankets, strollers, wall ovens, bicycle forks, fire blankets, and more.