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Oct 18 2021

Oct 18 2021

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Discussion during an October 12 ASTM F08.30 session on preventing treadmill entrapments varied between defining what the panel seeks to prevent and wordsmithing early language proposals.


Oct 18 2021

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Defining other means might be how an ASTM panel deals with a ballot negative related to infant tubs and locking/latching devices.


Oct 18 2021

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U.S. fire departments responded to about 1.4 million fires in 2020, according to just available data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Oct 18 2021

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom October 5 signed AB 652 to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in juvenile products.


Oct 18 2021

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Comment by November 11 on a California priority products proposal involving aftermarket treatments for converted leather and textile.


Oct 18 2021

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The 2020 observed rate of children under 8 years being in vehicle restraints was 93.6%.


Oct 18 2021

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An EU panel looking at risks from electromagnetic fields (EMF) is seeking applications by November 7 from experts in two areas.


Oct 18 2021

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Expect the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to make more frequent reviews of chemicals in products.


Oct 18 2021

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Refining definitions of product and safety is a positive part of possible updates to EU product safety legislation.


Oct 18 2021

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The second stage of Australia's rules on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) went into effect October 11.


Oct 18 2021

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Briefs on CPSC, Halloween, fireworks, and e-commerce, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Oct 11 2021

Oct 11 2021

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CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler October 6 wrote that amendments to the FY2022 operating plan are in place.


Oct 11 2021

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CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler October 5 issued rebuttals of numerous changes to the FY2022 Operating Plan.


Oct 11 2021

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Plain text versus years of CPSC practice were at the core of an October 5 disagreement between Commissioner Peter Feldman and representatives of the Toy Association.


Oct 11 2021

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A basic flatness test with six measurements is under consideration by an ASTM F15.18 working group looking at cribs and play yards.


Oct 11 2021

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November 2 is the deadline to give input on a potential update of the EU's Toy Safety Directive.


Oct 11 2021

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Briefs on CPSC chairman, residential elevators, micromobility, fire safety, window coverings, and Halloween fires, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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Oct 11 2021

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The Senate October 7 by voice votes confirmed the nominations of Alexander Hoehn-Saric to become CPSC chairman as well as a commissioner until 2027.


Oct 05 2021

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Republican commissioners' September 24 use of their temporary majority to alter CPSC's FY2022 Operating Plan led to an assertion from Acting Chairman Robert Adler that their move was a "clear and serious breach of our internal rules."


Jul 23 2021

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A rarely discussed 1974 CPSC opinion on salmonella transmission from commercially produced pet turtles is the precedent cited in a dog-related petition before the commission.


Jul 14 2021

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Rich Trumka, Jr. is President Joe Biden's third CPSC commissioner selection.


Jul 05 2021

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President Joe Biden July 2 sent two CPSC nominations to the Senate, including one for chairman.


Jun 11 2021

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by Carol Pollack-Nelson

On June 2, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to require flat infant sleep products that do not fit into one of five product categories for which there are mandatory safety standards (full and non-full-size cribs, play yards, bassinets, bedside sleepers) to meet the requirements of the bassinet standard.


Jun 04 2021

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by Robert Adler, CPSC Acting Chairman

As someone whose connection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s experience interpreting and implementing section 6(b) goes back almost fifty years, I want to respond to my longtime friend Alan Schoem’s recent article in Product Safety Letter regarding this troublesome provision of the law. Mr. Schoem’s basic thesis is that 6(b) is not the “gag order” it is portrayed to be.


May 14 2021

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by Alan H. Schoem

As the CPSC lawyer previously responsible for interpreting and enforcing the information disclosure provisions in the Consumer Product Safety Act known as “6(b)”, I thought providing some factual information may help all to better understand that while CPSC must take certain legal steps prior to releasing certain information, 6(b) is not the “gag order” it is portrayed to be.


May 07 2021

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Amazon has asked CPSC to consider a product safety pledge for ecommerce sites.


Apr 26 2021

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CPSC included a rebuttal by Peloton in a unilateral warning about the company's Tread+ treadmills.


Apr 19 2021

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There is disagreement among commissioners about a congressional goal for CPSC ports activity.


Mar 23 2021

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The recent addition of $50 million into CPSC's budget means commissioners are expected to deal with the midyear projects update in two parts.


Jan 11 2021

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Gib Mullan, CPSC general counsel, and Chris Hudgins, the agency's legislative affairs director, will be leaving.


Jul 06 2020

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CPSC has not paid Adam Savage a $30,000 fee for his services and use of his image.


Jun 22 2020

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Nancy Beck's CPSC nominations were put in question June 17.


Jun 15 2020

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CPSC's recently created position of consumer ombudsman will have five broad mission goals.


May 25 2020

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CPSC will follow a new executive order on regulations.


May 18 2020

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) May 13 sought information from CPSC-chairman-nominee Nancy Beck about her alleged role in reports of the White House purportedly delaying release of a CDC guideline on post-pandemic reopenings.


May 11 2020

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CPSC's rescheduling of its priorities hearing for May 27 is not an indication that the agency is set to return to normal, in-person operations.


Apr 27 2020

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CPSC and other federal agencies should take five areas into considerations when deciding to resume physical operations, according to an April 20 guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).