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May 29 2017

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The White House's May 23 FY2018 budget request for CPSC seeks $123 million for direct obligations.


May 29 2017

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CPSC staff gave commissioners three recommendations for a second-round pilot of an e-filing system for handling import certificates, according to a report dated May 26.


May 29 2017

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Commissioners are slated to vote by May 31 on a CPSC staff recommendation to deny a petition to additive organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) in four product categories.


May 29 2017

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There were an estimated 5,900 pool/spa-related injuries annually in 2014, to 2016, according to a CPSC report made available May 23.


May 29 2017

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The Senate Commerce product safety subcommittee May 24 looked at the effectiveness of the Virginia Graeme Baker pool/spa law, enacted 10 years ago.


May 29 2017

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Health Canada handled 582 product safety reports in the final quarter of 2016, according to data it made available May 24.


May 29 2017

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) May 19 urged consumer action on numerous recalls of Tolix replica bistro chairs and stools.


May 29 2017

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Those interested in getting on the distribution list for emailed updates from Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle should use the agency's online contact form.


May 29 2017

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The Washington State Department of Ecology said it is targeting June/July to review response to proposed updates to its chemicals reporting rule.


May 29 2017

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Briefs on booster seats, magnets, pools, table saws, healthy homes, furniture, lights, office chairs, ranges, and more.


May 29 2017

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Briefs on caulks, playground equipment, antitheft alarms, appliances, LL gas, spas, lamps, motors, and more.


May 29 2017

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Briefs on radio equipment, nanotech, ECHA, drowning, chemical tests, OECD, cribs, pumps, office chairs, and more.

May 22 2017

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CPSC knew of 114 incidents in 2010-2016 involving flammable liquid in portable fireplaces and firepots, according to data made available May 17.


May 22 2017

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There were 503 NEISS incidents in 2010-2015 linked to tents, according to CPSC data made available May 17.


May 22 2017

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Commissioners May 15 heard a request to wait for ongoing ASTM ballots to move forward with a Section 104 action on changing tables.


May 22 2017

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Six scenarios should be considered when addressing the safety of crib bumpers according to a paper made available May 17 by CPSC Commissioner Elliot Kaye.


May 22 2017

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Commissioner Robert Adler May 15 gave his opinions on numerous issues related to regulating table saws.


May 22 2017

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) received 885 mandatory injury reports in the first quarter of 2017.

May 22 2017

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Briefs on pools, table saws, booster seats, lead tests, fire data, bicycles, coffee presses, heat pumps, and more.


May 22 2017

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Briefs on building material, equestrian gear, amusement rides, air conditioners, appliances, conduits, decorations, and more.


May 22 2017

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Briefs REACH, biocides, cribs, space heaters, toys, baby sleepers, battery packs, bicycles, caster boards, and more.

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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.


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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


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


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


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Trump Is Gutting Regulations That Corporate America Hates

Bloomberg (New York, N.Y.)

Few Americans care about beryllium. Most have probably never heard of it.

 

EPA Push to Gut Regulations Is a Case Study on 'Pay to Play'

The HIll (Washington, D.C.)

On May 15, the public comment period ended for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory reform process triggered by President Trump’s Executive Order 13777 requiring all federal agencies to identify regulations that could be weakened or repealed.

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

 

Ride-on Toys for Acceleration Pedal Sticking

Rock Lamps for Dimmmer Switches and Outlet Plugs Overheating

Ligth-Up Spinner Toys for Battery Covers Detaching

Wicker Furniture for Lead Paint

Wall Sconces for Articulating Arm Joints Pinching Electrical Wires

Office Chairs For Bolts and Nuts Disconnecting

Digital Clamp Meters for Giving Inaccurate Readings

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

The World's Most Dangerous Colors

Popular Mechanics (New York, N.Y.)

Our world is filled with dangers, but we don't expect one of those dangers to be a color.

 

 

LEAD

 

Lawmakers Hear Opposition to Lead Amendment from Doctors, Parents, Elected Officials and Healthy Home Advocates

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Doctors, parents, city leaders and healthy home advocates took turns Wednesday telling the Ohio Senate Finance subcommittee on Health and Medicaid why they oppose an amendment to the state budget that would strip municipalities of authority to create local efforts to address childhood lead poisoning.

 

Study: Oregon Docs Not Catching Lead Poisoning

Bend Bulletin (Bend, Ore.)

Central Oregon pediatricians take vastly different approaches to checking kids for lead exposure.