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AUGUST 14, 2017
VOLUME 46   ISSUE 30

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC August 10 explained that fidget spinners are children's products only if intended for children 12 or younger, saying "most…are general use products."


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Two New York companies are enjoined from importing and selling toys and other children's products, the Justice Department said August 4.


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The eight comments on CPSC's Section 104 rulemaking on chair booster seats broke down evenly between being supportive and voicing concerns about two issues.


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Three commissioners August 9 expressed trepidation about the effects of patent issues on CPSC's table saw rulemaking.


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CPSC members were slated to vote by ballot as PSL went to press on adopting changes to federal human subject protections.


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Four House Democrats August 7 requested information demonstrating that "regulatory reform task forces," set up to review agencies' regulations, are complying with transparency and accountability requirements.


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Civilian death rates from residential fires fall from 7.5 per 1,000 event to 1.4 if operational sprinklers or other "automatic extinguishment systems" (AES) are involved, but just 8% of homes have them, according to data made available in late July from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


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On 19 July, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (“BEIS”) Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety released a report on product safety and the recall system in the UK.


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On 28 July, the European Commission released a Commission Notice on the market surveillance of products sold online (2017/C250/01).

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RAPEX notices continued to outpace recent years through July, potentially reversing the trend of the past two years.


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European nations' reactions to others' RAPEX reports in 2017 are running near, although slightly behind, 2016.


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The Washington State Department of Ecology is reminding companies of its August 31 chemicals reporting deadline.


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CPSC recently announced three training opportunities in China.


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Briefs on flame retardants, FoIA, ATVs, building sets, charcoal grills, furniture, iPhone cases, and more.


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Briefs on activity centers, amusement rides, building material, heat release, membrane switches, upholstered furniture, playground surfacing, and more.


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Briefs in REACH, composite wood, circular economy, ATVs, bicycles, fan heaters, toys, gas ranges, shoes, car seats, iPhone cases, and more.