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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Jun 26 2017

Product Safety Letter will not have a July 3, 2017, edition due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue will be Vol. 46, No. 26 and will be dated July 10, 2017.


Jun 26 2017

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Available input on CPSC's Section 104 rulemaking for inclined sleep products focused on regulatory process more that the details of the proposal.


Jun 26 2017

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Jun 26 2017

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California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) June 14 made available an alternative analysis guideline for its ingredients rules for consumer product.


Jun 26 2017

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Annually, there were an estimated 380,200 residential building fires in 2013-2015, according to one of three late June reports from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Jun 26 2017

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Thermonix is facing potential monetary penalties and other sanctions in response to its 2014 recall in Australia of multipurpose kitchen appliances.


Jun 26 2017

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Health Canada is seeking comments until August 21 on a proposed regulatory language for window coverings.

Jun 26 2017

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) June 20 took an extra step of both warning and reassuring consumers about a recall.


Jun 26 2017

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A June EU budget document gives details of the in-the-works consumer education pilot project targeting product safety and market surveillance awareness.


Jun 26 2017

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Briefs on CPSC Burdens, hoverboards, bicycle forks, chairs, robes, and more.

Jun 26 2017

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Briefs on stacked chairs, upholstered seats, battery chargers, foam equipment.

Jun 26 2017

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Briefs on phthalates, construction products, electrical products, consumer rights, and more.


Jun 19 2017

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CPSC's June 13 decisional meeting on midyear operating plan updates included the addition of potential work towards publically posting monthly corrective action updates online.


Jun 19 2017

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CPSC's June 9 FY2016 annual report looked at five categories of agency focus, noting that that the document reflected the tenure of then-Chairman Elliot Kaye.


Jun 19 2017

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CPSC did not meet three of 36 performance goals in FY2016, according to its recently released review.

Jun 19 2017

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An ASTM F15.18 working group June 13 continued its discussion on ensuring the F3118 inclined sleep products standard targets the correct products.


Jun 19 2017

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CPSC June 9 gave overviews of seven recent or ongoing efforts to look at nanotechnology concerns under its jurisdiction.


Jun 19 2017

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The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking information collection approval for the next phase of its crumb rubber review.


Jun 19 2017

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Commissioners are slated to vote by June 20 on allowing a second 75 days to comment on CPSC's table saw rulemaking.


Jun 19 2017

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The EU processed 180 RAPEX reports in May, raising the system's lead over 2016 to 14%.


Jun 19 2017

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The volume of RAPEX reactions sent by participating nations has grown in 2017 by the same percentage as recent years.

Jun 19 2017

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New York State Senator David Carlucci (D-38th) June 14 said his Rolling the Dice report shows that online marketplaces need to do a better job of corralling recalled products.

Jun 19 2017

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Unsafe and/or counterfeit products were the focus of a June 12 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that called for more trade enforcement officers.


Jun 19 2017

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Briefs on safety seats, recall effectiveness, CPSC priorities, chairs, climbing gear.


Jun 19 2017

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Briefs on football helmets, air filters, control panels, fire extinguishers, and more.


Jun 19 2017

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Briefs on pools/spas, pediatric injuries, titanium oxide, chemical screening, PFOA, batteries, car seats, 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

 

Government-Backed 'Red Tape' Group Looked at EU Fire Safety Rules on Morning of Grenfell Fire

The Guardian (London, England)

A government-supported initiative to cut red tape considered a push to dismantle EU regulations on the fire safety of cladding and other construction materials in the weeks before the Grenfell Tower fire.

 

Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture

UCSF News Service (San Francisco, Calif.)

When her kids were young, Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, knew more than most people about environmental toxics

 

 

RECENT CPSC RECALL NOTICES

 

Utility Vehicles for Fuel Gauge Retainers Leaking

Offie Chairs for Legs Breaking

 

 

HOME APPLIANCES

 

UK Orders Investigation into Hotpoint Fridge Behind Grenfell Fire

Financial Times (London, England)

The British government has ordered an examination into the fridge-freezer that police say was responsible for the London tower fire.

 

Whirlpool: Hotpoint Fridge Owners Should Check Units after London Fire

CNN Money (New York, N.Y.)

A Hotpoint refrigerator has been identified as the source of last week’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London, prompting Whirlpool to ask people who own the same model to contact the company.

 

 

TOYS

 

Fidget Spinner Hazards Overlooked In Global Rush To Market

Forbes (New York, N.Y.)

Since my story about the potential dangers of fidget spinners in May, more news has emerged about their hazards.