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Dec 10 2018

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Representatives of two technology groups December 3 urged commissioners to account for their industry's unique needs in ongoing flame retardants work.


Dec 10 2018

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How CPSC handles the internet of things (IoT) was among topics the National Retail Federation (NRF) discussed December 4 with Commissioner Peter Feldman.


Dec 10 2018

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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) the week of December 3 pushed back on input commissioners received in November from advocates of dryer lint sensors.


Dec 10 2018

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CPSC highlighted its obligation to consider business size in the $1 million settlement with EKO Development.


Dec 10 2018

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CPSC's Office of the Inspector General (IG) had four open investigations at the end of fiscal 2018, according to a semiannual activities report.


Dec 10 2018

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Members of an ASTM F15.17 working group December 5 discussed redundant straps on suspended activity centers.


Dec 10 2018

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The Department of Commerce would produce a report on the Internet of Things (IoT) under a House bill (HR 6032) passed in late November by voice vote.


Dec 10 2018

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New information requirements for nanomaterials will be effective in January 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said December 3.


Dec 10 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in late November said to expect by January 2020 an outline of a circular-economy database aimed at safer recycled materials.


Dec 10 2018

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The U.K. Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) December 3 said it is taking three steps to address risks from children playing with laser pointers.


Dec 10 2018

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Most use of talc in products is not a health concern, said Health Canada December 5 in announcing fears about the substance.


Dec 10 2018

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Briefs on table saws, CPSC offices, holiday fires, counterfeits, car seats, ECHA, Chinese products, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Dec 03 2018

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CPSC members voted 3-2 on party lines in late November to accept $1 million from EKO Development to settle Section 15 reporting allegations.


Dec 03 2018

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There were an estimated 108,200 residential building fires each winter in 2014-2016, according to a November 26 report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Dec 03 2018

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CPSC staff November 28 made available six literature reviews on the toxicity of phthalates or other plasticizers.


Dec 03 2018

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CPSC's settlement with Britax sets up actions that run counter to known ways to increase responses to corrective actions, asserted two consumer groups November 29.


Dec 03 2018

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Representatives of the flooring industry November 28 reiterated to CPSC staffers their concerns that slip-resistance labels could be overly simplistic and even might be dangerously misleading.


Dec 03 2018

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The Toy Association (TA) called US PIRG's Trouble in Toyland report "deliberately misleading" for using a content-based test rather than a migration test.

Dec 03 2018

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) November 27 stated a desire for more collaborative projects with CPSC.


Dec 03 2018

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in late November joined various groups warning consumers about holiday shopping and product safety.


Dec 03 2018

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission November 27 reported that the 91 product safety complaints it received last fiscal year were an increase of 34 over the previous.


Dec 03 2018

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The European Commission November 22 launched an effort to improve harmonization of standards.


Dec 03 2018

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New Zealand importer Goodwear will pay NZ$50,000 over its plea earlier this year that it offered children's clothing that violated the nation's flammability labeling rules.


Dec 03 2018

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The European Commission on November 13 published a report on the operation of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/35/EU (RED).

Dec 03 2018

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In the week of 12-16 November, the international product safety community gathered in Brussels for the sixth International Product Safety Week (IPSW).


Dec 03 2018

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Briefs on lighters, table saws, toys, risk assessment, biocides, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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Owners of BOB jogging strollers will have to participate in an instructional program and then categorized their abilities before being eligible for replacement parts or other offerings under a settlement agreement between CPSC and Britax.


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Handling the Internet of Things (IoT) across a diversity of products was a main theme of discussion November 14 between CPSC staff and UL representatives.


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Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic October 18 announced his resignation effective close of business Friday, October 20.


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Companies that make and sell products, and the agencies that regulate them, are inundated with massive amounts of data received from a wide variety of sources.


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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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Big Business Circles EU’s Consumer Protections

Politico Europe (Brussels, Belgium)

Europe's most hallowed principle of consumer protection is under siege after a big lobbying push by an organization representing the likes of U.S. oil giant Chevron and German chemical powerhouse BASF.

 

A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion

Futurism (New York, N.Y.)

Batteries are great.

 

How to Avoid Buying Counterfeit Products Online

Consumer Reports (Yonkers, N.Y.)

With the holidays moving into full swing, millions of Americans are ordering gifts on online shopping websites, where fast shipping, variety, and easy price comparisons offer lots of convenience.

 

 

ATVs, ROVs, SNOWMOBILES, ETC.

 

In The Villages, Home To Thousands Of Golf Carts, Golf Cart Seat Belts Are Rare

WUFT (Gainesville, Fla.)

When John Long first moved to The Villages from Virginia in 2013, he noticed golf carts zooming past him left and right on the roads.

 

 

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Are Kids' Playgrounds Really Safe?

HealthDay (Norwalk, Ct.)

The numbers are alarming.