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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Apr 24 2017

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CPSC's 14-year project on table saw blade contact injuries is set to hit a milestone at an April 27 decisional meeting.


Apr 24 2017

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CPSC staff April 19 suggested to JPMA that potential collaboration could extend beyond traditional nursery products. This could include areas like tipping furniture.


Apr 24 2017

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An ASTM F15.22 working group's April 20 session on toy projectiles became a review of various non-substantive editorial matters as the major target of discussion was withdrawn before the call.


Apr 24 2017

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Cooking equipment was the top product class linked to fires in buildings under construction in 2010-2014 while heating equipment was the main one during renovations.


Apr 24 2017

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Battery safety is the topic of an all-day training session by CPSC staff scheduled to occur May 16 in Shenzhen, China.


Apr 24 2017

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The 10 comments CPSC has received so far on its fireworks NPR were generally supportive of the agency's direction although there were some concerns and suggestions.


Apr 24 2017

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CPSC would operate in very limited fashion in the event of a government shutdown later this month.


Apr 24 2017

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Briefs on elevators, Viking Range, toys, flame retardants, caster boards, chairs, food dehydrators, and more.


Apr 24 2017

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Briefs on bath heaters, flammable liquids, floor treatment, fuses, lights, and more.


Apr 24 2017

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Briefs on online shopping, furniture, luggage straps, child mortality, batteries, and more.


Apr 17 2017

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Viking Range's $4.65 million settlement of CPSC reporting allegations is near the average for fiscal 2017.


Apr 17 2017

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Further control of product safety at the national level in Australia is among the recommendations made available April 12 by that nation's Productivity Commission.


Apr 17 2017

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CPSC members voted 4-1 to approve a 90-day extension for comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on fireworks.


Apr 17 2017

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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle voiced concern about Kids in Danger including dressers in its recent report on children's product recalls.


Apr 17 2017

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Tiny homes can run afoul of building codes, according the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Apr 17 2017

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The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recently offered a report parsing fires by occupancy.

Apr 17 2017

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RAPEX reporting was up about 18% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to last year.

Apr 17 2017

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The 950 RAPEX reactions handled by the EU in the first quarter of 2017 represent the system's fastest start.


Apr 17 2017

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Briefs on federal staffing, MECAP, mattresses, clothing/textiles, generators, fire mapping, car seats, and more.


Apr 17 2017

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Briefs on clothing storage, inflatable play devices, mouth guards, windows, appliance wiring, CO alarms, and more.


Apr 17 2017

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Briefs on EU science committees, counterfeits, candle holders, tablet batteries, garbage disposals, tumblers, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC's 14-year project on table saw blade contact injuries is set to hit a milestone at an April 27 decisional meeting.


Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC staff April 19 suggested to JPMA that potential collaboration could extend beyond traditional nursery products.


Subscriber-Only Story

Cooking equipment was the top product class linked to fires in buildings under construction in 2010-2014 while heating equipment was the main one during renovations.


Subscriber-Only Story

Battery safety is the topic of an all-day training session by CPSC staff scheduled to occur May 16 in Shenzhen, China.


Subscriber-Only Story

An ASTM F15.22 working group's April 20 session on toy projectiles became a review of various non-substantive editorial matters as the major target of discussion was withdrawn before the call.


Subscriber-Only Story

The 10 comments CPSC has received so far on its fireworks NPR were generally supportive of the agency's direction although there were some concerns and suggestions.


Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC would operate in very limited fashion in the event of a government shutdown later this month.


Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on elevators, Viking Range, toys, flame retardants, caster boards, chairs, food dehydrators, and more.


Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on bath heaters, flammable liquids, floor treatment, fuses, lights, and more.


Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on online shopping, furniture, luggage straps, child mortality, batteries, and more.


FREE DAILY NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST

 

Government Has a Duty — Protect the Citizen

Daily Commercial (Leesburg, Fla.)

Businesses strive to protect the consumer citizen — just as long as it does not negatively affect business’s bottom line.

 

 

HOME APPLIANCES

 

Samsung Promised $899; after 5 Months, Where Is It?

Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, N.J.)

Tinton Falls residents Jerry and Diane Kehn figure they did what they were supposed to do after Samsung recalled their washing machine last November.

 

 

LEAD

 

This Lawsuit to Force Lead Paint Makers to Clean up California Homes Has Been in Court for 17 Years

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, Calif.)

No one is willing to swear that the lawsuit by 10 California cities and counties against three lead paint manufacturers is the longest-running litigation in the state courts.

 

Hundreds More Lead Hotpsots Are Identified as Trump Prepares to Gut Programs

Reuters (New York, N.Y.)

Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.

 

 

PLAY EQUIPMENT

 

Is Your Playground Safe? Look for These Things before You Play

American-Statesman (Austin, Texas)

This week is National Playground Safety week.