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FEBRUARY 6, 2017
VOLUME 46   ISSUE 20170206

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC is invoking its independent agency status to reject the January 30 executive order dubbed "One-in-Two-out."

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Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle in late January reiterating her concerns with the recent vote to pass a Section 104 rule on infant slings.

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CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye January 27 voiced "confusion" about "counterproductive rigidity" related to recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

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CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye January 27 applauded recent movement of proposed updates to the agency's fireworks rules.


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Discussion February 2 by an ASTM F15.42 working group on alternate tests for clothing storage units delved into the broader philosophy of standards development.

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Retailer, test lab, and consumer participation are among the needs for ASTM taking over ongoing standards development work on portable fireplaces.

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Members of the ASTM F1503 subcommittee January 31 heard about work on updating the F446 standard on bath grab bars.

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A January EC guidance document identifies four principles for good market surveillance practices.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) handled 58 recalls according to the ACCCount report for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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With the launch of a second public consultation asking for input on liability for products and services arising from the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous systems, the European Commission has signalled the importance of grappling with the regulation of connected devices.


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Briefs on toys, fireworks, table saws, magnets, generators, mattresses, and more.

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Briefs on gasoline containers, kitchen ventilation, security X-rays, wall covering, amusement rides, fitness equipment, and more.


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Briefs on chemicals, scientific committees, beach chairs, clothing, bar chairs, bathrobes, pacifiers, and more.