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MAY 8, 2017
VOLUME 46   ISSUE 18

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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Expect a CPSC recall-effectiveness workshop in the coming months, perhaps by mid-summer.

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CPSC May 1 targeted LayZ Board hoverboards for a rare non-recall warning on a specific product.


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Seesaw problems associated with a swing set recalled in 2012 meant that homes were the location of 66% play equipment incidents reported directly to CPSC staff in in 2009-2014.

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An ASTM F15.16 group April 28 began work towards changing fall risk warnings in the F404 highchair standard to the "shall address" format of the ad hoc language.


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An ASTM F15.18 working group on changing surfaces May 3 began looking at restructuring how text discussing test methods is arranged.


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Discussion May 4 by an ASTM 15.72 task group on portable fireplaces included approaching a foreseeable misuse problem from two directions.


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CPSC's small business ombudsman office will be holding two educational events in the next few weeks.


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Three CPSC members offered comments on their votes on a table saws NPR.


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Better gathering of alerts, sharing of enforcement plans, and dealing with e-commerce challenges are the targets of an EC call for proposals for joint actions.


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Product safety is an element of an EC working document on efforts towards sustainable value chains for garments.


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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is warning of a June 1 compliance deadline for the labeling of chemical products.


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Companies have to January 2020 for a transition phase in for mandatory Australian requirements for children's nightwear.

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Mobile phones and similar devices put on the market before June will not be banned, according to an EU FAQ document on updates to the Radio Equipment Directive.


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There should be a different approach to skin-contact consideration for clothing versus certain other textiles, the EC heard last month.


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Improvements in risk scores for hazards like eco-toxicity are linked to REACH, according to an EU 10-year baseline report made available in late April.

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The Washington State Department of Ecology May 2 urged attention to several deadlines related to its Children's Safe Products law.


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The Vermont Department of Health April 28 said it had posted new data sets related to its children's products chemical disclosure requirements.


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Briefs on elevators, focus groups, violative products, multipurpose lighters, CPSC quality, and more.

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Briefs on broilers, fryers, leather, ovens, steam cookers, air soft, kitchen ventilators, and more.

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Briefs on market surveillance, RAPEX contact, cribs, heaters, baby carriers, ceiling fans, thermostats, and more.