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MARCH 6, 2017
VOLUME 46   ISSUE 10

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Commissioners voted 5-0 to remove the magnets rule from the Code of Federal Regulations, but they also voted 3-2 on party lines to draft another notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR).


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An ASTM D01.42 panel February 28 decided to move forward with crafting warning labels for paint strippers to address risks from methylene chloride.


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Representatives of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) the week of February 27 told CPSC members about its efforts to confront problems with counterfeit water filters for refrigerators.


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An NFPA task group February 28 began the process of reviewing a draft method on open flame testing of upholstered furniture.


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An ASTM F15.20 task group on bath seats February 27 decided against pursuing two issues: the test figure size and the soap solution.


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An ASTM F15.45 panel updating the F2601 candle accessories standard February 27 gave attention to products under the scope.


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CPSC needs to watch for two types of emerging technology, according to the staff report on such products.


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Commissioners voted 2-3 on party lines to reject two requests to extend time for input on the portable generators NPR.


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An ASTM F15.42 panel March 2 began the process of dealing with negative comments on warnings to address tipping dressers and similar clothing-storage products.

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Discussion March 2 by an ANSI/CSA panel looking at carbon monoxide (CO) sensors for gas appliances included getting input from Japan and Europe, dealing with CPSC IDIs, and considering cost benefit analysis.

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A new executive order and movement on three bills were the recent developments in the deregulatory push by Republicans at the federal level.


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CSPC is highlighting that five states account for 25% of deaths on ATVs and that the top 12 account for almost half.


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The European Parliament February 16 took a step to introduce new regulation of robots in Europe.

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The European Council February 20 approved a general approach to a regulation on the cooperation between national EU authorities who are responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws.


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An EC report on emerging technologies identifies two approaches for dealing with and anticipating risks while ensuring "favourable conditions for innovation."


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Recycled rubber infill in artificial turf poses "very low" concern, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said February 28.


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Product safety will "always" be a priority, according to the 2017 Compliance and Enforcement Policy report by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added numerous consultations to its ongoing reviews of product safety requirements.


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Briefs on CPSC direction, crumb rubber, toxins, air handlers, blowers, glass knobs, jackets, and more.


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Briefs on crib mattresses, fire labs, lacrosse headgear, bean bag chairs, roof covering, soccer goals, synthetic turf, and, more.

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Briefs on REACH, bicycle shock absorbers, chainsaws, door chimes, jacks, ranges, swing sets, toys, and more.