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SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 36

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC staff September 22 briefed the commission on a draft FY2017 operating plan based on the requested $130.5 million budget.


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CPSC's FY2015 Annual Report, made available September 15, gives an overview of its actions during the year that began in October 2014.


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Redundancy is the primary reason behind a disapproval vote by ANSI on a potential project to create a standard at ISO on wheeled child conveyances.


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An ASTM F15.18 task group on low standing bassinets September 20 worked on the details of a possible test as an alternate to side-height requirements.


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An ASTM F15.71 panel on laundry packet poisoning data sought to address when related work might be done as well as to understand related timing issues.


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Booster seat use for child passengers ages 4-7 decreased slightly in 2015 over previous figures.

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Though most of a September 22 ASTM F15.70 task group teleconference on adult bed rails dealt with mundane details of language, concern about labeling conspicuity led to a discussion of the merits of voluntary standards versus mandatory rules.


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Members of an ANSI task group September 22 looked at details of Z21.1 and Z21.20 standards as they apply to electronic controls on gas ranges.


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Consumer products were 30.6% of 173 recalls handled by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in the second quarter of calendar 2016.


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A three-part compliance requirement is part of an Industry Code for Consumer Goods that Contain Button Batteries made available September 19 by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) September 21 said it is planning a "major national inspection program" for cribs.


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Briefs on safety seats, battery packs, infant carriers, and more.

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Briefs on ice makers, refrigerators, door/gate openers, waste disposer, more.

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Briefs on defective products, bean bag covers, infant clothing, lawnmower, sweatshirts, more.