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MARCH 27, 2017
VOLUME 46   ISSUE 13

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Product Safety Letter will not have an April 3, 2017, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 46, No. 14, will be dated April 10, 2016.

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A commission vote is due March 28 on issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking on a Section 104 action for inclined sleep products.


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CPSC members' questioning during a March 23 briefing on table saws mostly centered on exploring confidence in the data agency staff used in their proposed rule.

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Some 80 childcare experts joined an ASTM F15.18 teleconference on baby boxes.


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An ASTM F15.59 panel March 21 addressed difficulties some labs have experienced when testing soft-seated, folding children's chairs.


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An ASTM F15.21 panel March 21 moved forward with work on a test to address a strangulation concern involving the straps of baby swings.


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Members of an ASTM F15.42 working group March 21 debated data that might point to the appropriate cutoff age behind provisions to address tipping clothing storage units.


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Representatives of the American Pyrotechnics Safety and Education Foundation March 20 visited CPSC members to promote a fireworks safety educational curriculum.


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Representatives of ExxonMobil March 21 met with CPSC members and staff to update them on four developments related to phthalates.


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A just-available CPSC letter from February shows CPSC sought three changes to the UL standard on portable generator emission rates.


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CPSC received two comments on its January proposal to update its Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) rules to comply with a 2016 law.

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CPSC staff March 17 reported they are "on track" to meet requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA).


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There were an estimated 86,400 child poisoning injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2015.


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The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) March 21 said two of its committees have agreed to restrictions involving four phthalates.


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Health Canada earlier in March made available enforcement reports on textile floor coverings and on seasonal lights.


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Australia March 16 announced a national interim ban on decorative alcohol burners.


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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has signaled it intends to move beyond "traditional areas of consumer guarantees" during 2017.


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Four product classes each were subjects of more than 100 EU RAPEX notices in 2016, according to data issued March 17 by DG Justice and Consumers.


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Briefs on poison, ATVs, bibs, ladders, and more.


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Briefs on amusement rides, playground surfaces, skating helmets, sling carriers, water slides, and more.


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Briefs on EU law, wood products, chemicals, counterfeits, baby swings, meter boxes, power boards, rattles, ROVs, and more.