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FEBRUARY 22, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 8

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC February 18 issued an open letter to industry saying it will take regulatory action against hoverboards that do not meet recently-developed UL requirements.


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Briefing packages and certain draft documents are among items that CPSC regularly releases that might be considered discretionary disclosures.


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The three agencies to be involved in researching concerns about risks from crumb rubber are targeting the end of 2016 for draft status reports on preliminary findings.


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An ASTM F15.16 booster seat panel February 16 determined it still has work to do on two issues: intended chair size and movement when attached.

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Members of the ANSI/NEMA C18 panel on batteries February 18 said they will seek additional answers from a contractor that did comprehension tests on warning icons for coin cell batteries.


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An ASTM F15.18 panel on changing tables February 17 discussed what to do about incidents involving misuse for sleeping.

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Vermont's Department of Health is seeking feedback by March 15 on a draft manufacturer guidance on the state's chemical disclosure program.

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) February 11 explained that it is providing data to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).


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Responses in an assessment of the U.K. recalls system ranged from it being "broken" to "needs improvement," but all respondents urged fixes.


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The EU received 234 RAPEX reports in December and 138 in January, putting last year's tally preliminary at 2,073.

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The EU processed 234 RAPEX reactions in December, putting the preliminary year-end tally at 2,758.

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Briefs on safety seats, batteries, crib bumpers, ACE, hoverboards, off-highway vehicles, CPSC goals, standards education, third-party labs, cribs, garage door openers, and more.

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Briefs on amusement rides, floor covering, mattresses, play equipment, upholstered furniture, artificial turf, baseball fields, elliptical trainers, fire tests, and more.


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Briefs on EU regulations, online disputes, small business, bassinets, clothing, cribs, hoverboards, portable jumpstart, sunhats, swim armbands.