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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Mar 27 2017
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.

Mar 27 2017

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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.


Mar 27 2017

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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.

Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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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.


Mar 27 2017

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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.


Mar 27 2017

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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.


Mar 27 2017

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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.


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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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.


Mar 27 2017

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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.

Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 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.


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 27 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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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.


Mar 20 2017

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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.


Mar 20 2017

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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.


Mar 20 2017

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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.

Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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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).

Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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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.


Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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The EC received 181 RAPEX notices in February.


Mar 20 2017

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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).

Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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


Mar 20 2017

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

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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.


Subscriber-Only Story

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


Subscriber-Only Story

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


Subscriber-Only Story

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.

Subscriber-Only Story

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


Subscriber-Only Story

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).


Subscriber-Only Story

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


Subscriber-Only Story

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


Subscriber-Only Story

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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Trump's Deregulatory Push Hits a Snag at Product Safety Commission

National Law Journal (Washington, D.C.)

In times of presidential transition, it is common across the federal bureaucracy for agency heads to resign and allow the incoming administration to appoint new leadership.

 

Trump Says Regulations Impede. Perhaps Not in the Electric Car Business

New York Times (New York, N.Y.)

President Trump is not fond of regulations. Within weeks of taking office, he and his appointees began to roll back rules that govern the financial industry, guns, the energy business and broadband internet providers.

 

 

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France Is about to Make Bicycle Helmets Compulsory for Kids

The Local France (Paris, France)

This week it will become mandatory for children in France to wear helmets while riding bicycles.