SEPTEMBER 5, 2016VOLUME 45 ISSUE 33
PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
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Subscriber-Only StoryCommissioner Robert Adler indicated August 31 that he is prepared to offer a compromise on the long-backburnered proposed interpretive rules on 6(b) and voluntary recalls.
An ASTM F15.18 task group August 26 looked at the potential safety risks associated with the emergence of baby boxes in the U.S.
An ASTM F15.45 panel August 26 worked on cleaning up the rationale language for F2417 candle fire safety requirements.
Sudden stops and maximum speeds were among issues addressed September 1 by an ASTM F15.58 panel on hoverboards.
Representatives of companies affected by the federal inquiry into crumb rubber infill August 31 asked CPSC members if the commission might point to a new ASTM standard regarding such materials.
Subscriber-Only StoryThe 818 traffic deaths in 2015 involving "pedalcyclists" were the highest number since 1995, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported August 29.
Until 15 September the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) is holding a public consultation on the safety of apps and other non-embedded software not covered by sector-specific legislation.
Subscriber-Only StoryThe Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) (RED) came into effect on 13 June 2016.
Ozsale will pay AU$500,000 under an Australian court order involving children's nightwear.
The EC's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) will sponsor two inquiries into the safety of nano version of colloidal silver as well as styrene/acrylates copolymer and sodium styrene/acrylates copolymer.
The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) and ASTM October 13 jointly will sponsor a workshop on information and education campaigns.
Consumer Federation of America (CFA) said that as of mid-August, its 2016 tally of deaths involving off-highway vehicles (OHVs) increased over the same period in 2015.
Briefs on OHVs, furniture, trampolines, bike helmets, cable, climbing harnesses, light fixtures, and more.
Briefs on amusement rides, helmets, trampolines, vacuum cleaners, body armor, candles, refrigerated table, and more.
Subscriber-Only StoryBriefs on power adapters, baby carriers, bike helmets, LED lamps, light fixtures, toys, and more.