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Jul 15 2024

Jul 15 2024

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The gist of the July 3 dismissal of CPSC's administrative complaint seeking to force a recall of Leachco's Podster infant loungers is that the agency's case was too theoretical.


Jul 15 2024

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CPSC decisional meeting is slated for July 31 on publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on toys with button and coin cell batteries.


Jul 15 2024

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A vote on publishing a draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on aerosol duster products is set for a July 31 CPSC decisional meeting.


Jul 15 2024

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Commissioners' votes were due near the PSL deadline on initiated a 14-day comment period on revisions in ASTM F1967-24 on infant bath seats.


Jul 15 2024

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CPSC is not among the 28 regulatory agencies receiving a July 10 letter from three House panels seeking information on activities since the start of President Joe Biden's administration.


Jul 15 2024

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Health Canada July 10 urged makers and sellers of baby bath seats, lithium-ion batteries, and water beads to evaluate and provide safety information.


Jul 15 2024

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Briefs on commission staff, hurricanes, online shopping, right to repair, and recalls, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jul 08 2024

Jul 08 2024

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CPSC June 27 and July 2 posted an 8,748-page Freedom of Information (FoIA) response containing documents from historical administrative proceedings, including cases back to the 1970s.


Jul 08 2024

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The U.S. Supreme Court July 1 held that the six years to challenge a regulation do not begin "until the plaintiff is injured."


Jul 08 2024

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Virginia's senators July 3 called for work on "any outstanding" issues with beach umbrellas being propelled by wind.


Jul 08 2024

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The EC started a process to consider risks from nonmedical brain stimulators.


Jul 08 2024

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission June 27 highlighted that emerging tech would be one of five product safety priorities for the fiscal year that began July 1.


Jul 08 2024

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A July 3 CPSC unilateral notice included a suggestion against buying the seller's other products.


Jul 08 2024

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The Lighter Association praised the July 1 effective date of a Wisconsin law to require compliance with ASTM lighter standards.


Jul 08 2024

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) in June pointed to two long-standing recommendations on CPSC as among its many aimed at saving government money.


Jul 08 2024

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Briefs on mattresses, smoke/CO alarms, and carbon monoxide, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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Jun 10 2024

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The 10th Circuit U.S. appeals court June 4 ruled Leachco cannot stop CPSC's administrative proceeding based solely on whether the commission's structure is constitutional.


Mar 15 2024

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Republicans chairing the House committee and subcommittee that oversee CPSC March 4 asserted that the agency puts policy announcements behind a paywall when speaking before the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICHPSO).


Mar 07 2024

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The Senate March 7 confirmed Douglas Dziak, by unanimous voice vote, to become a CPSC commissioner.


Feb 05 2024

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Consumer product recalls announced by the CPSC in 2023 showed some troublesome extremes.


Jan 22 2024

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The U.S. 5th Circuit appeals court January 17 upheld the protections CPSC commissioners enjoy against not-for-cause removal by presidents.


Sep 18 2023

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Cost-benefit procedure was faulted September 12 by a three-judge panel to vacate CPSC's rule on custom window coverings.


Sep 11 2023

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While the recent $11.5 M civil penalty agreement between Whirlpool and the CPSC certainly raised some eyebrows, what caught my attention are the technical issues behind this penalty.


Jul 31 2023

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CPSC's July 27 hearing on battery fires, especially in micromobility, was marked by a consensus across stakeholders for commission rulemaking.


May 08 2023

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Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) April 26 pushed Consumer Reports to detail any contacts by its writers or other staff with anyone at CPSC over gas stoves.


Apr 17 2023

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Furniture manufacturers and retailers are currently at a crossroads not knowing which way to turn.


Apr 03 2023

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Douglas Dziak is the nominee for the open commissioner position at CPSC.


Mar 20 2023

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CPSC's FY2024 budget request, if granted, would give it 39.4% raise over its current funding.


Mar 13 2023

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A child's value of statistical life (VSL) would be twice that of an adult's in a draft CPSC guidance on such calculations.


Mar 13 2023

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The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) kicked off its 30th Anniversary year at the recently held 2023 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida.


Feb 27 2023

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CPSC staff February 22 sent commissioners a draft request for information (RFI) about gas stoves' effects on indoor air.


Feb 20 2023

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CPSC staffers February 10 asked UL to form a working group to look at lithium-ion battery fires in micromobility products.


Feb 13 2023

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Commissioners voted 3-1 February 8 to publish the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on revising CPSC's 6(b) rules.


Feb 06 2023

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'Second-life' lithium-ion batteries have generally the same hazard patterns as new counterparts, but at higher likelihood, according to a January 31 report by the UK Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS).


Jan 23 2023

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Many of CPSC staff's 6(b) proposals rely on an understanding of disclosure as involving release of new information.


Jan 16 2023

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The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) January 10 won a stay of the recent CPSC rule on custom window coverings.