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SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 36

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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A 3-2 party-line vote earlier this month by CPSC members to approve the fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda involved Republican commissioners’ displeasure with the standing of controversial rulemakings on 6(b) information disclosure and voluntary recalls.

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CPSC members voted 4-1 to publish the agency’s notice on the update of the federal "Common Rule" on human subject protections.


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A September 16 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed four issues it said agencies should consider with regulatory fees.

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements for significant regulatory guidances do not factor into most federal agencies’ guidance documents, according to Government Accountability Office (GAO) report made available September 23.


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Testing done for CPSC found that insulating certain areas of clothes dryers reduced surface and air temperatures without significantly effecting power consumption.


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A CPSC report made available September 24 urged consideration of clarifications and changes related to fuel leaks in a voluntary standard on outdoor gasoline powered equipment.


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An ASTM F15.71 panel September 21 began looking at how to monitor the recently-approved laundry packets standard.


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An ASTM F15.20 task group on infant bather accessories September 21 organized itself into three teams to address issues that arose in incident data.


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An ASTM F15.18 task group on inclined sleep products September 22 discussed comments from CPSC on the title, definitions and warning label formatting in F3118-15,Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products.


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An ASTM’s F15.18 panel on changing tables September 18 discussed CPSC suggestions on product stability testing in F2388-15,Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use.


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The portion of EU consumers who were confident in product safety remained steady last year at more than two in three, according to data available September 21.


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ASTM F15.59 panels on children’s chairs September 21 and 22 looked at labeling and stability related to F2613-14,Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children’s Chairs and Stools.


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CPSC’s Marc Schoem October 2 will leave the agency to become executive director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPSHO).


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Briefs on drywall, CO, college fires, pools/spas, battery packs, bed handles, bicycles, hammock stands, and more.


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Briefs on play equipment, declarable substances, EDXRF, surface flammability, circuit breakers, smoke alarms, and more.


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Briefs on RAPEX, consumer rights, bicycles, electric cable, earplugs, nightwear, and more.