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Jun 18 2018

Product Safety Letter will not have a June 25, 2018, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue will be Vol. 47, No. 25. It will be dated July 2, 2018.


Jun 18 2018

Subscriber-Only Story

CPSC nominee Peter Feldman will get his hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee June 20.


Jun 18 2018

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A Colorado U.S. District Court judge June 11 used commissioners' statements to vacate CPSC's decision to set aside an administrative law judge's ruling on Zen Magnets.


Jun 18 2018

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CPSC in recent months added three standards activities for which staffers received authority to vote or lead the relevant committees.


Jun 18 2018

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Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot June 5 granted a motion to extend the time to file motions to compel discovery in the Britax recall case.


Jun 18 2018

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CPSC's Office of the Inspector General June 7 made 12 recommendations in response to finding that the agency is deficient in its ability to protect staff, property and visitors in an emergency.


Jun 18 2018

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CPSC June 12 posted safety tips to its social media feed regarding flame throwing devices.


Jun 18 2018

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The EC June 7 said its long-term budget forecast for consumer programs targets spending €4 billion (US$4.65 billion) during 2021-2027.


Jun 18 2018

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Four recent announcements from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) likely will affect consumer product safety.


Jun 18 2018

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Briefs on chemical labeling, high chairs, activity centers, changing tables, regulatory agenda, and more.


Jun 18 2018

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Briefs on floor seats, amusement rides, vacuum cleaners, appliance couplers, conduit, hedge trimmers, and more.


Jun 18 2018

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Briefs on appliances, vaping, UK awards, sunglasses, vehicle sraps, flashlights, and more.


Jun 11 2018

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The fifth CPSC member likely will be Peter Feldman, who most recently has been senior counsel on the Senate Commerce Committee, the panel that would handle his confirmation hearing.

Jun 11 2018

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Three CPSC ballot votes, including one on a final rule, are due June 12.


Jun 11 2018

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An ASTM F15.18 task group June 5 moved towards recommending changing the F3118 inclined sleep products standard related to preventing suffocation and restraints.

Jun 11 2018

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An ASTM F15.16 panel June 6 struggled with consensus related to side-pressure visual indicators on expandable gates.


Jun 11 2018

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AN ASTM F15.18 task group June 6 discussed the early steps of assessing a potential test involving play yard mattresses and side gaps.


Jun 11 2018

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Three new reports from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) address building fires.


Jun 11 2018

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said that it received 21,551 submissions for chemical registrations as of the May 31 registration deadline.


Jun 11 2018

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Briefs on cribs, toys, flooring, regulations, circuit boards, tub lamps, LP gas, and more.


Jun 11 2018

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Briefs on play equipment, XRF, conduit, fire doors, heating/cooling, luminaires, and more.


Jun 11 2018

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Briefs on counterfeits, bicycles, cribs, ethanol burners, loader attachments, onesies, utility lighters, and more.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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


Free Story

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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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Feldman's Second CPSC Nomination Could Set up GOP Majority Past 2024

Product Safety Letter (Bethesda, Md.)

CPSC nominee Peter Feldman will get his hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee June 20. Meanwhile, the White House submitted a second nomination for him as commissioner, this one for a seven-year stint ending in 2026.

 

Fed. Judge Orders Review of Toy Magnet Recall, Finding CPSC Bias

Reuters (New YOrk, N.Y.)

A federal judge in Denver on Monday said comments on the safety of novelty magnet sets by a Democratic member of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission amounted to bias warranting review of a 2017 recall order.

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

 

Downlights for Incorrect Labels

Video Monitors for Batteries Overheating

Tractor Canopies for Rollover Protective Structures Failing

Mirrors/Art/Wall Decor for Hanging Hardware Breaking

Floor Lamps for Incorrect Bulb Wattage on Labels

 

 

BLOGS

 

We include some blogs because the contents may be informative or interesting to readers of Product Safety Daily. Inclusion is neither an endorsement by PSL of any products, services or positions nor an indication of any arrangement, financial or otherwise, between PSL and the writers of the blogs.

Questions of Impartiality Result in a Finding of Violation of Due Process for Zen Magnets

Buchalter

On Monday, June 11, 2018, a Colorado District Court Judge tossed a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall order on due process grounds.

 

CPSC’s Zen Magnets Mandatory Recall Reversed: A Mixed District Court Decision Gives Zen Magnets a New Life and the CPSC Favorable Precedent for Mandatory Recalls

Mintz Levin

The consumer product safety community is rarely provided guidance by federal court decisions.

 

 

HOME APPLIANCES

 

We Must Take Action on the Faulty Electrical Goods Putting Lives at Risk

Politics Home (London, England)

Domestic electrical appliances cause more than five UK house fires every day.

 

 

LEAD

 

New York City Housing Authority Agrees To $2B Settlement Over Massive Health Violations

Forbes (New York, N.Y.)

The federal government accused the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) of mass negligence over the safety violations of thousands of residents on Monday.

 

New York City’s Worst Landlord? It Might Be the City

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

The sound system of the current news cycle blares so loudly and cacophonously that it is easy for the urgent messages of a local story to go unheard, for the national audience to miss any opportunities to listen.