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Sep 18 2017

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Commissioners are slated to meet October 11 to discuss two draft proposals on the long-pending phthalates bans.


Sep 18 2017

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CPSC's all-day hearing on flame retardants September 14 rehashed many of the issues commissioners must consider in assessing the related ban petition.


Sep 18 2017

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An ASTM F15.18 panel September 14 was not inclined to move towards a test method for battery leakage in the F3118 inclined sleep standard.


Sep 18 2017

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It is unlikely that and an ASTM F15.17 task group will develop a test method specification related to strollers and foam biting.


Sep 18 2017

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U.S. PIRG September 11 urged CPSC to test fidget spinners for lead content and to seek recalls if levels are too high.


Sep 18 2017

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Fire and burn risks were the reasons for 121 recalls of children's product in the last decade, according to analysis from Kids in Danger (KID).


Sep 18 2017

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DG Justice got 175 RAPEX reports in August. That puts the year-to-date tally at 1,383 or 11.3% above the 1,243 at the same point in 2016.


Sep 18 2017

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DG Justice in August received 385 reactions by European nations to others' RAPEX reports.


Sep 18 2017

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Briefs on ATVs, CPSC IT, Irma, dressers, patio chairs, and more.


Sep 18 2017

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Briefs on electronics, liquid/gel burners, torch fuel, strength equipment, doors/windows, and more.


Sep 18 2017

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Briefs on brush cutters, butane stoves, flashlights, mobile phones, dressers, and more.

Sep 11 2017

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A decisional meeting is slated to occur October 24 on CPSC's FY2018 operating plan.


Sep 11 2017

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Commissioners were scheduled to vote as PSL went to press on publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update CPSC's ATV visibility rules.


Sep 11 2017

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CPSC should keep challenges involving the internet-of-things (IoT) high in its priorities was a message to commissioners September 7.


Sep 11 2017

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Non-segmented replacement mattresses for play yards are getting the attention of an ASTM task group.

Sep 11 2017

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Members of an ASTM F15.10 group September 6 quickly decided how to deal with minor negative comments to an update of F2517 for child resistant gasoline containers.

Sep 11 2017

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Civilian death in fires rose 3.4% in 2016 versus 2015, according to data reported September 1 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Sep 11 2017

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The 2011-2015 annual average of 3,560 fires involving cooking products accounted for 87% of the fires in college housing, according to data made available September 5 by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).


Sep 11 2017

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There are numerous mitigation measures that could occur related to electric shock drowning (ESD), according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Sep 11 2017

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An EU contractor report gives four ideas to improve companies' incentives to update REACH registrations, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said September 4.


Sep 11 2017

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Prior Informed Consent (PIC) notifications on exporting hazardous chemicals from Europe grew by 74% in 2014-2016, according to data made available September 6 by the European Chemicals Agency.

Sep 11 2017

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Briefs on bouncer seats, civil penalties, car seats, ATVs, chests of drawers, and more.

Sep 11 2017

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Briefs on cribs, adult bed rails, children's chairs, fans, floor treatment, and more.


Sep 11 2017

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Briefs on United Kingdom, ATVs, bicycle brakes, electrical adapters, necklaces, throw blankets, 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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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Unlike Most Industries, Drone Makers and Operators Clamor for Federal Regulation

Wall Street Journal (New York, N.Y.)

Despite White House directives rolling back regulations affecting most industries, drone proponents are clamoring for more federal rules as the way to open up the skies for unmanned aircraft.sdf

 

 

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.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Takes On Flame Retardants

Union of Concerned Scientists

In 2015, Earthjustice and Consumer Federation of America, on behalf of a broad coalition of health, consumer, science and firefighter organizations, petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban a class of flame retardants, additive organohalogen flame retardants, from children’s products, furniture, mattresses, and electronic casings as hazardous substances.

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

Revealed: Thousands of Multi-Storey Buildings Lack Fire Sprinklers

iNews (London, England)

Thousands of privately-owned residential tower blocks and high-rise buildings including hospitals, hotels and university halls are lacking sprinkler systems, it can be revealed.

 

 

HOME APPLIANCES

 

Father of Bride Who Died from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Calls for Law to Be Toughened up

iTV (London, England)

Katie Haines died in 2010 after being overcome by the gas which was leaking from a faulty boiler.

 

 

MAGNETS

 

11-Year-Old Boy Warns Others after Swallowing Magnetic Ball

WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.)

An 11-year-old Ballantyne boy is using his scary experience with an educational magnetic ball to teach others a lesson.

 

 

SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION

 

11 D.C. Fields Fail Safety Test As A Local Debate Over Artificial Turf Begins To Heat Up

DCist (Washington, D.C.)

About 22 hours before D.C. Public Schools welcomed children back to the classroom, the principal at Janney Elementary School in Tenleytown sent an email to parents notifying them that the school's artificial turf field would be replaced "due to safety concerns around student injury."