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DECEMBER 21, 2015
VOLUME 44   ISSUE 48

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Product Safety Letter will not have a December 28, 2015, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 45, No. 1, will be dated January 4, 2016. The staff of Product Safety Letter wishes you joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous 2016.


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CPSC staffers are preparing a letter to send to certain ASTM subcommittees that the agency plans to use the ANSI Z535 series on safety information for consistency.


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CPSC commissioner Joseph Mohorovic December 14 said he wants a retrospective review provision in the phthalates rule currently being developed by CPSC staff.


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An ASTM F15.21 panel on infant bouncers December 16, for various reasons, did not decide to ballot changes to the F2167 to account for CPSC's Section 104 rulemaking.


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CSA December 15 hosted a teleconference on forming a panel to address concerns with gas range control panels.


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CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye December 16 outlined the steps the agency is taking to address the fire concerns surrounding the products known as hoverboards.


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CPSC recently made available its final FY2014 report on voluntary standards activity.


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An ASTM F15.18 panel on infant inclined sleep products December 14 reviewed input from CPSC on the F3118 standard.


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In November, the European Commission published three amendments to Appendix C of the Toy Safety Directive.


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The EU's November RAPEX report showed 223 notices, the first time in 2015 that the system topped 200.


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The EU got 186 RAPEX reactions in November. They put the year-to-date total at 2,524, which is 204 fewer than the year-end tally in 2014.


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CPSC's fall 2015 regulatory agenda shows 32 items in the pre-rule, proposed rule, or final rule stages.


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The Washington State Department of Ecology December 10 reported that its recent sampling effort found chemical content violations in numerous pieces of clothing, footwear, or accessories.


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Vermont's Department of Health December 10 said that it will be unable to accept online chemical reporting at the beginning of the year.


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The California Bureau of Electronic & Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings & Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI) December 10 launched a website to give information about SB 1019 testing.


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Briefs on toys, pools, sports injuries, Maine, bean bag chairs, bicycles, ceiling fans, crib mobiles, light fixtures.


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Briefs on activity centers, candle accessories, children's chairs, crib mattresses, fire risk, heat release, ignition sources, infant carriers, and more.


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Briefs on toys, ceiling lights, cooking appliances, desk novelties, hoverboards, luminaires, pools and more.