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OCTOBER 12, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 38

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Two California companies that import toys have agreed to create compliance programs to settle allegations of violating CPSC requirements, the Justice Department said October 6.


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CPSC staff's October 7 draft Section 104 switch for highchairs would add requirements for rearward stability and for warnings to F404-15.

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There was one comment – supportive – to a petition that sought a CPSC determination that a technology qualifies as an anti-entrapment system under the Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) pool law.

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The ANSI C18 battery committee October 7 discussed warning language, definitions, straw polls, and hearing instruments.


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CPSC October 7 made available an overview and schematic of a dilution chamber that a staffer built for work related to portable generators.


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Discussion October 8 before the Senate Commerce Committee's product safety subcommittee centered on CPSC matters that have been the subject of controversy in recent years, including the voluntary recalls rule and the retailer reporting program.


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Polaris October 5 presented new test methodology to assess recreational off-road vehicle tip hazard potential during a Recreational Off-Road Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) meeting.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) September 30 said it plans a two-stage update to its Guidance on Requirements for Substance in Articles.


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The European parliament October 6 adopted a non-binding resolution encouraging better name protections of products linked to regional craftsmanship.


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The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in September adopted an opinion in support of proposals to restrict perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as pentadecafluorooctanoic acid.

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) October 7 made available data on its recent review of aromatic amines in textiles.


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There was a statistically significant increase in drivers observed texting or otherwise manipulating handheld electronic devices from 2013 to 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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The FBI will work with third-party marketplace websites to address sales of counterfeit products on their platforms, the Justice Department said October 2.


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Briefs on window cords, traffic deaths, pediatric beds, infant swings, lead, ATVs, hunting blinds, bed handles, highchairs, and more.


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Briefs on building material, fire tests, pavement, synthetic turf, cables, dishwashers, battery charges, and more.


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Briefs on endocrine disruptors, REACH, ladders, bicycles, cleaners, bike helmets, roasting pans, and more.