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Jul 24 2017

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CPSC received just two comments for topics at its July 26 public hearing on FY2018/2019 agenda and priorities.


Jul 24 2017

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HR 3280, introduced, July 18 by Rep. Tom Graves (R. Ga.), would contain provisions forbidding CPSC from proceeding with rulemakings on recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) or table saws.


Jul 24 2017

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Commissioner Elliot Kaye July 19 asserted there are "six basic principles" that should be followed to make recalls "consumer-friendly."


Jul 24 2017

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CPSC staffers July 20 did not voice general opposition to the idea of slight changes to values in the ASTM F963 toy standard due to conversion to metric.


Jul 24 2017

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CPSC received over 2,300 comments on its fireworks rulemaking, according to the tally displayed on regulations.gov.


Jul 24 2017

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There was an estimated annual average of 357,400 unintentional structure fires in 2012-2014, according to data CPSC made available July 17.


Jul 24 2017

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Two mid-July reports encourage ways to improve the product safety system in the United Kingdom.


Jul 24 2017

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Comment by September 17 on an EC preliminary opinion on risks associated with light emitting diodes (LEDs).


Jul 24 2017

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission July 18 announced court findings that 123 Mart did not follow mandatory rules for toys and children's nightwear.


Jul 24 2017

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Although the number of RAPEX reports sent to the EC in the second quarter of this year were nearly equal to those in the same period last year (507 vs. 499), the YTD number of reports is up 9.3%.


Jul 24 2017

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RAPEX reactions were just 1.9% higher in the first half of 2017 compared to 2016 (1,842 vs. 1,807).


Jul 24 2017

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Briefs on safe sleep, ESD, ATVs, ROVs, seat harnesses, toys, and more.


Jul 24 2017

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Briefs on toddler beds, vacuum cleaners, clothing storage, fitness equipment, kitchen ventilation, and more.


Jul 24 2017

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Briefs on labs, personal watercraft, injuries, dirt bikes, driving regulator, toys, and more.


Jul 17 2017

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Commissioners recently voted 2-3 on party lines against an extension of the comment period for CPSC's notice of proposed rulemaking involving table saws.


Jul 17 2017

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CPSC members July 11 voted 5-0 to accept revisions to the agency's requirements for garage door and similar openers.


Jul 17 2017

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CPSC's Inspector General Office July 6 reiterated that the agency has some work to do in information security.


Jul 17 2017

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An alternate idea for testing flame mitigation devices (FMDs) for fuel containers was met with hesitation by an ASTM F15.10 panel July 11.


Jul 17 2017

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Comment by September 10 on a preliminary EU opinion on a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 0.3 mg/kg bodyweight/day for the migration of aluminum from toys.


Jul 17 2017

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Ethanol burners needed to meet new requirements in Australia beginning July 15.


Jul 17 2017

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Makers of polyurethane foam, children’s sleeping pads containing two flame retardants, TCEP and TDCPP, have until the end of September to notify California.


Jul 17 2017

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California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) July 6 said that it is taking action against 11 retailers or suppliers regarding lead- and cadmium-content claims for costume jewelry.


Jul 17 2017

Briefs on CPSC operations, beer mugs, bicycle wheels, crossbow triggers, exercise machines and more.


Jul 17 2017

Briefs on adventure courses, soccer headgear, walls, arc fault equipment, buoyant cushions, electric ranges, fire extinguishers, and more.


Jul 17 2017

Briefs on faucets, endocrine disruptors, burden of injury, diving gear, monkey bikes, table lamps, toys, and more.


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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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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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The Trump Bubble

Natural Resources Defense Council

The stock market is up some 7 percent since the election.

 

The Lead Crisis: Tackling an Invisible, Dangerous Neurotoxin

ThinkProgress

As Howard Mielke makes his way down the streets of his tree-lined New Orleans neighborhood toward the Bayou St. John, his walk is careful and deliberate.

 

Study: ATV Injury Rate Relatively Unchanged

AAP

The rate of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) injuries among children has not changed significantly in recent years, according to a study of Pennsylvania trauma centers.

 

 

BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.

 

How a Bike Helmet Protects Your Head

Popular Mechanics (New York, N.Y.)

For the avid cycler, choosing a high-quality helmet is as crucial as having a solid bike.

 

 

FOOD WARE & KITCHEN ITEMS

 

Health Canada Assessing Wire-Bristle BBQ Brush Risks after 9 Injury Reports

CBC (Toronto, Canada)

After years of safety warnings and reports of injuries from wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecue grills, Health Canada has begun a risk assessment that could potentially stop the sale of the brushes.