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AUGUST 8, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 30

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Product Safety Letter will not have an August 15, 2016, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 45, No. 31, will be dated August 22, 2016.

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Commissioners were set to vote by August 9 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on a phthalates determination.


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CPSC staff had to back out of an August 3 ANSI/CSA working group session because of an anti-transparency decision affecting U.S. standards.

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CPSC is seeking better understanding, via use of an eye-tracking device, into consumers' visual perception when interacting with products.


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An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products will be in effect one year after its publication.


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A UL task group on range stability August 3 moved toward a warning label to recommend for load-release systems on the doors of ranges.


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A UL task group August 2 settled around bread covered in various ignitable edibles for the next phase of its search for a food load to test smart-enabled toaster ovens.

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Members of an ASTM F15.16 working group on highchair warnings August 1 gave tepid response to an idea floated by CPSC staffers to allow duplicate labels on products.

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Washington State's Department of Ecology noted the upcoming August 31 reporting deadline for companies with gross sales more than $100,000.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission August 2 said there were 670 recalls in the 2015-2016 financial year, which ended June 30.


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Comment by September 30 on a European Commission preliminary opinion on the risks from UVC lamps.


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Briefs on value of safety, nanoparticles, elevators, fire alarm pulls, hammocks, ice axes, oven mitts, power generators.


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Briefs on amusement rides, building materials, fire risk, floor covering, mold growth, play surfaces, surface burning.


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Briefs on ACCC websites, compliance checklists, kettles, rechargeable batteries, straws, clothing, oven mitts.