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Sep 27 2021

Sep 27 2021

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Two of three CPSC nominees moved a step towards confirmation September 22 when the Senate Commerce Committee favorably reported Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be chairman and commissioner as well as Richard Trumka to be commissioner.


Sep 27 2021

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Commissioners' votes were due near the PSL deadline on the FY2022 Operating Plan.


Sep 27 2021

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CPSC's executive director during the first half of FY2021, approved four new voting and one new leadership position on standards activities panels.


Sep 27 2021

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Expect CPSC staff, by the end of the year, to seek updates to UL 1310 on class 2 power units.


Sep 27 2021

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Expansion gates/enclosures and crib mattresses are the topics of two Section 104 rulemaking activities getting the attention of commissioners.


Sep 27 2021

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An ASTM F15.72 working group September 21 had preliminary discussion towards a potential standard on lamp and torch fuel scent and color.


Sep 27 2021

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There is a push from the European Parliament for more movement away from animal testing.


Sep 27 2021

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An EU panel looking at risks from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) hit a snag finding experts for the work.


Sep 27 2021

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Briefs on button/coin batteries, firearms, CPSC agenda, e-commerce, titanium dioxide, and Europe, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Sep 20 2021

Sep 20 2021

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Pharmacare, China District, and Quality Transport Distribution, operating out of Puerto Rico under the same owner, must pause importing and selling consumer products under a consent decree signed September 16.


Sep 20 2021

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Comment by November 30 on a CPSC NPR for a packaging exemption for Genentech's Xofluza.


Sep 20 2021

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The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is relying on work done for CPSC in deciding whether certain organohalogen flame retardants will qualify for reporting under the state's children's products law.


Sep 20 2021

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Furniture and electronic equipment are among the top six products notified in the SCIP database, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said September 14.


Sep 20 2021

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An ASTM F15.49 panel on vision-based pool alarms is targeting an early November meeting to bring together the work of four task groups.


Sep 20 2021

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) wants comments by November 14 on a draft opinion on diapers by two of its scientific committees.


Sep 20 2021

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The EC's European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is planning two market surveillance projects.


Sep 20 2021

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is seeking standardized terminology related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

Sep 20 2021

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Briefs on CPSC members, upholstered furniture, regulatory excellence, and buildings, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
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).


Apr 03 2020

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Companies with specific problems delivering recall remedies should make those issues clear to consumers, CPSC is urging.


Mar 30 2020

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CPSC is advising that some companies' recall remedies currently might be unavailable.