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FEBRUARY 15, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 7

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners' control over CPSC's Operating Plan was among concerns raised at the February 10 briefing on the draft FY2016 document.


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CPSC would get $130.5 million under President Barack Obama's February 9 request for fiscal 2017, including $4 million to FY2018 for nanotechnology.


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CPSC missed three of 38 achievement goals in fiscal 2015, according to its February 9 Annual Performance Report.

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Four stakeholders February 10 testified on CPSC's effects on industry before the House Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade.


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The ASTM ad hoc working group on warnings and instructions February 9 discussed a possibility of provisions to allow short labels to direct consumers to longer warnings.


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CPSC staffers are targeting late February for a webinar on in-the-works revisions to the software platform it will be using on the e-filing pilot.


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CSPC staff February 3 presented a draft Federal Register notice for a request for information (RFI) on crib bumpers. It would be open for 60 days.

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CPSC staff February 3 reported to the commission that they are satisfied with progress of ASTM F15 work on a standard for adult portable bed rails.


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The EU's risk assessment methodology for product safety involves eight steps, according to a February 4 DG Growth memo.

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DG Growth urged attention to four areas in a February 3 memo on 2010-2013 member state surveillance activities.


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Health Canada and Environment Canada in early February sought participation in two areas of the nation's Chemicals Management Plan.

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) February 5 announced it won AU$3.057 million from Woolworths in federal court there.


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CPSC's Small Business Ombudsman Neal Cohen will leave the agency February 19 to start a law practice.


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CDC and ATSDR February 10 said their review of laminate flooring found that exposure to emitted formaldehyde might cause irritation and breathing problems.


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The ASTM F08.52 subcommittee on helmets and headgear recently made public a letter to CPSC asking for an update of mandatory requirements at 16 CFR 1203.


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Briefs on sports equipment, batteries, voluntary standards, CPSC goals, hoverboards, bed sharing, traffic incidents, VOCs, refrigerants, window coverings, and more.

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Briefs on bouncers, building material, caulks/sealants, eye protection, inclined sleepers, paint, fire tests, plugs/receptacles, polymeric materials, and more.


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Briefs on electric cables, endocrine disrupters, precautionary principle, battery packs, bungee cords, ceiling lamps, hoverboards, night lights, dining chairs, and more.