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SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 35

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staff told commissioners that the best course on upholstered furniture flammability is to come up with a new proposal.


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CPSC members voted 3-2 September 15 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for a Section 104 switch for baby changing products.


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Targeting window coverings that can meet revised standards now – versus waiting until all can do so – is a sound approach, CPSC staff told the window covering industry.


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Banning crib bumpers would have little benefit, CPSC staffers wrote to commissioners September 9.


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ASTM October 5 will hold an online organizational meeting to look at possibly creating a technical committee on standards for the recycled vulcanized rubber industry.


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Lead limits for toys would change under a proposed EC directive published September 9.


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The differences between musical instruments and musical toys are the subject of an updated EC guidance.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) took legal action against an e-cigarette company over alleged false claims about toxicity.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) addressed its authority to compel release of information in enforcing the laws it oversees.


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The 159 RAPEX reports processed by the EC in August put the system roughly even with last year at the same point.


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Reactions involving motor vehicles represent a huge majority of the growing part of the RAPEX system.


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Samsung's September 15 recall of about 1 million Galaxy Note7 smart phones came about a week after CPSC took the rare step of telling consumers to stop using a product prior to an official corrective action.


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The Washington State Department of Ecology October 25 will hold a workshop on the reporting requirements of its Children's Safe Products Act.

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) September 14 identified four types of substances it said get into household dust due to their use in products.

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Briefs on 3PT, ATVs/ROVs, nanotech, smoke alarms, education, buoyancy control devices, chairs, clothes washers, and more.


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Briefs on artificial turf, smoke release, baby tubs, applianes, cooking appliances, current taps, and more.


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Briefs on ladders, strollers, bike helmets, hoverboards, leaf blowers, and more.