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MARCH 21, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 12

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Three groups commented on CPSC's draft Strategic Plan for 2016-2020.


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CPSC found that an average of about 13% of consumers had submitted recall registration cards for a sampling of durable infant and toddler products.


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Repeating the same steps over and over will not make recalls more effective, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye told consumer group representatives March 11.


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CPSC staff March 9 gave updates on 82 voluntary standards areas where its staff worked during fiscal 2015.


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Commissioners gave 5-0 ballot support for two unrelated final rules: on hook-on chairs and architectural glazing.


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An ASTM F15.19 work group is targeting the fall to ballot some revisions to the F1917 standard on infant bedding.


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Most discussion during a March 14 session by an ASTM F15.18 task group dealt with exemptions related to entrapment testing and folding steps.


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An ASTM F15.71 group March 14 discussed having two events during 2016 to promote packaging and poison prevention issues.


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Members of an ANSI/CSA panel looking at spontaneous or unintended operation of cooktop controls March 16 formed a subgroup to address potential standards provisions.


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A March 11 draft DG Growth memo signals an upcoming request for CEN and CENELEC to work on toy safety harmonization issues that fall under their purview.


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Ensuring safety is among the considerations in pilot projects on emerging materials or products targeted by the European Commission.


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Health Canada said it assessed C$75,000 against Orange TKO Industries for alleged serious violations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

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The Western Australia Department of Commerce March 11 said its EnergySafety office issued fines involving hoverboards.


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DG Justice processed 164 RAPEX reports in February.

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European nations sent 287 RAPEX reactions in February.

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Many regulatory recommendations made over the past 13 years have gone unimplemented, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said March 15.


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The Washington State Department of Ecology March 15 said it deemed five pieces of children's jewelry to have high levels of lead or cadmium.


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Briefs on pool drains, engine-driven tools, fire education, indoor air, bicycles, hoverboards, and more.


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Briefs on 3D-printing, toys, A/V equipment, CO alarms, coffee makers, cooking appliances, electrical insulation, electrical protectors, and more.


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Briefs on wood, chairs, kayaks, toys, cookware, car seats, and more.