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NOVEMBER 2, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 41

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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The 11 comments to CPSC's proposed Section 104 switch for infant tubs were generally supportive although the chairman of the ASTM panel involved voiced concern that CPSC would be mandating changes under review by the standards group so should wait.


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CPSC staff October 15 wrote that the agency cannot support some changes to a pool/spa drain standard under review by an Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) technical committee.


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An ASTM F15.71 working group October 26 closed in on roughly 2013 for the year for baseline data in a project to assess the effectiveness of a new laundry packet standard.


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Members of the ASTM 15.51 pool/spa drain task group October 29 reviewed their test apparatus parts list, debated power sources and wiring, discussed video observation possibilities and planned the timing of initial testing.


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Phase 3 of an upholstered furniture barrier study was among topics slated for a California advisory council meeting October 29.


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Rockland County, N.Y. October 22 agreed to stay a law that sets fines for trace amounts of certain substance in toys.


Members of ASTM's F15.70 adult bed rails subcommittee October 29 discussed fabric requirements related to testing, labeling language and placement.


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The panel for UL 588, Standard for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products, October 29 discussed a proposal to allow 25 AWG wire in such products.


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CPSC October 28 wrote the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) to complain that it "has yet to see any visible progress" that the group is reopening its standard on corded window coverings.


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There are indicative and pragmatic criteria that can help decide if an item is a toy, the EU Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs wrote October 15.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will not restrict cadmium in artists' paint under an opinion made available October 28.


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The portion of detained counterfeits deemed potential safety and health risks by European customs regulators in 2014 rose to 28.6% of all detained fakes by units.


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Respond by January 22 on an EU questionnaire on restricting carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), 1A and 1B substances in consumer textiles and clothing.


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Briefs on CPSC rules, flame retardants, walkers/jumpers, child passengers, bicycle trailers, bicycles, fire alarms, hoodies, knives, mugs, and more.


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Briefs on paintball, terrain parks, highchairs, burglar alarms, EM filters, fire pumps, gas valves, and more.


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Briefs on EU authorities, ladders, , donated products, rattles, stuffed toys, yo-yo bottles, bath toys, bed rails, bicycles, water bottles, and more