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OCTOBER 10, 2016
VOLUME 45   ISSUE 38

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) October 5 challenged CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye on the possibility that the commission soon might revive the voluntary recalls and 6(b) rulemakings.

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CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye October 10 warned of the potential of a mandatory rule in FY2017 to address furniture tipovers unless industry addresses problems staffers see with the ASTM voluntary standard.


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A November 2 decisional meeting is slated for CPSC members to consider a draft notice of proposed rulemaking to address carbon monoxide incidents from portable generators.


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Best Buy has agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle allegations that it sold and distributed 16 recalled products between 2010 and 2015, CPSC announced October 3.


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Ongoing work at ASTM on a standard to address adult portable bedrails means a parallel but deferred project at CPSC could wait until after the end of fiscal 2017.


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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently updated four of its periodic reports that look at various aspects of fires in the U.S.


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How to handle issues involving electricity was the most substantive portion of an October 6 ASTM task group session involving electronic components on self-balancing scooters.


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Members of an ANSI Z21 panel looking at gas range controls October 6 reviewed the wording of a provision to protect against on-off control failures.


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Stories in the popular press about alleged fires with Samsung smart phone batteries that had been provided as part of the firm's recent recall prompted CPSC October 5 to issue this statement from Chairman Elliot Kaye.


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Health Canada said it will be asking for input on amending the accessible lead requirements for children's products that can be mouthed.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants feedback to late October or mid-November on product safety requirements in eight areas.


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Companies from outside New Zealand, especially those that sell via the internet, need to do a better job of ensuring product safety compliance, according to a recent report from that nation's Commerce Commission.


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Briefs on equestrian helmets, renovations, counterfeits, priority products, Washington State, bed canopies, craft paints, hammocks, hand trucks, and more.


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Briefs on baby carriers, building material, clothes dryers, emergency lighting, exercise machines, furnaces, and more.


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Briefs on REACH, candles, cribs, ranges, vegetable cutters clothes washers, and more.