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AUGUST 31, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 32

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners are slated to vote by September 1 on a Federal Register notice to withdraw the direct final rule (DFR) on wood testing.


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CPSC should forgo its “unreasonably high” “zero-risk” standard when seeking to reduce the burdens of phthalate and heavy-metal testing, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) said.


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There is a 94% probability that passengers will be wearing seatbelts when drivers of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) do so, according to a contractor study CPSC made available earlier in August.


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Smoke detector nuisance alarms could be “greatly reduced” via an advanced chemical detection technical method, according to an August 26 report.


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There were an estimated 372,900 residential building fires annually from 2011 to 2013, and the same years saw about 241,700 one/two-family dwelling fires and 106,000 multifamily building fires.


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Whether children’s chairs have arm supports or create containment similar to armed chairs now is the focus of an ASTM F15.59 panel looking at sideways stability.


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Differences among portable generators and resulting issues continue to cause much discussion among members of a UL task panel tasked with looking at emission test methods.


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An ASTM F15 task group looking at infant floor seats August 27 continued its work on updating the draft standard, discussing side height requirements and warning statements.

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The EU is looking at how its REACH system affects small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with results slated for release in September.


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Funding for a pilot project on the safety of products purchased online is slated to be among the topics at a September 3 session of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).


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CPSC and Europe’s Directorate General Enterprise and Industry are conducting free training sessions in China in the first half of September.


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Briefs on indoor air, bicycles, crampons, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, lighting, paintball markers, rotary tools, and more.


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Briefs on chairs, climbing nets, fire tests, mattresses, upholstered furniture, and more.


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Briefs on cribs, electrical products, bicycles, chargers, flashlights, scales, women’s tops, crampons, nightlights, and more.