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NOVEMBER 23, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 44

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staff November 18 told the eight companies participating in its e-filing pilot what to expect in the buildup to the July 2016 go-live target.


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Regulators from CPSC, Health Canada and PROFECO November 17-19 in Mexico City outlined four areas of cooperation to target for their next session in 2018.


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CPSC achieved 34 of 38 performance goals in fiscal 2015 (ended September 30), according to its annual financial report made available November 13.


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A petition asking CPSC to ban certain flame retardants in four classes of product is narrower than the concerns expressed by industry, commissioners heard November 16.


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Home Depot and CPSC November 18 announced that from 2012 to 2015, the company sold 28 products after they were recalled.


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CPSC staff November 16 got an update from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) about work on coin cell warnings.


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An ASTM D20.70 task group November 16 discussed suitable sample size for testing plastics, especially PVC, for phthalates.


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Discussion November 17 by an ASTM F15.15 panel included specifying an adult chair for testing booster seats to the F2640 standard.


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An ASTM F15.18 group looking at changes to the F2194 bassinet standard November 17 seemed unlikely to specifying side heights for bassinets designed to sit on floor different from units on stands.


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A very large majority of fatal college housing fires – 94% – occur in off-campus accommodations, according to data made available November 16 by the U.S. Fire Administration.

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Seniors (age 65 or older) were involved in an estimated 12,540 fatal product safety incident in 2009 to 2011, according to data made available by CPSC November 17.


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The EU's RAPEX system is poised to finish the year with fewer than 2,000 reports.


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RAPEX reactions are at 2,338 through October, which is 390 fewer than the total for all of 2014.


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The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) November 16 called for input on its plans to study synthetic turf.


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World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) November 18 said increased online holiday shopping requires extra attention to the practice.


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Briefs on football, criminal offences, textiles, garage doors, third-party testing, bicycles, fish bowls, pencil sharpeners, and more.


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Briefs on eye protection, football helmets, amusement rides, fire barriers, floor covering, circuit breakers, luminaires, and more.

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Briefs on holiday lights, REACH, camping heaters, cooktops, novelty cigarettes, jackets, tractors, car seats, and more.