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MARCH 20, 2017
VOLUME 46   ISSUE 12

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC's likely FY2018 funding level is unclear as the White House budget request sent to Congress March 16 does not mention the agency.


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CPSC staff March 15 expressed interest in finding the best way to ensure that third-party labs have consistent understanding of testing issues.


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Commissioners are slated to vote by March 21 on a CPSC staff recommendation to deny a 2014 petition on residential elevators.


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Commissioners are slated to vote by March 21 on a draft final rule to adopt ASTM's infant bathtub standard into a Section 104 action.

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An ASTM F15.20 panel March 14 put final touches on updates regarding accessories in infant bathtubs.


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Smoking materials accounted for 27% of the ignition sources in upholstered furniture fires in 2010-2014, according to a report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Commissioners March 14 heard from the survivors of two children who died in window cord incidents.


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A recent briefing package on a firewalled lab application gives insight into the process.


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CPSC March 16 issued a statement from Acting-Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle that describes its attention to the recent child's death linked to a hoverboard as a "priority investigation.


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California Regulators March 10 explained its timeline and projects on synthetic turf over the next two years.


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Insight into EC activity on chemical restrictions for clothing and textiles comes from just available meeting minutes.


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The EC received 181 RAPEX notices in February.


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The EC handled 209 RAPEX reactions in February. Although that number is the lowest monthly result since the latter part of 2015, the 2017 annual tally (522) nonetheless is 4% higher than last year's at this point (500).

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Briefs on federal restructuring, toys, furniture, restaurant fires, battery chargers, bicycles, fuel valves, sleepwear, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, body armor, vacuum cleaners, electric vehicles, electronic cigarettes, EM filters, and more.


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Briefs on safe poverty, chemicals, battery chargers, pacifiers, rock candles, and more.