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Oct 03 2022

Oct 03 2022

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CPSC staff's September 28 draft FY2023 operating plan includes two funding scenarios.


Oct 03 2022

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October 19 is the likely date of decisional meeting on CPSC's draft final rule on clothing storage units (CSUs).


Oct 03 2022

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Commissioners are slated for an October 19 decisional meeting on CPSC's two-part rulemaking approach to window covering.


Oct 03 2022

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Commissioners September 23 voted 5-0 that ASTM F2194-22 does not improve bassinet and cradle safety.


Oct 03 2022

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Whether good sales volume indicates utility was among the points explored in CPSC's September 27 briefing on the draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on adult portable bedrails.


Oct 03 2022

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Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric September 28 wished Commissioner Dana Baiocco well in her imminent move back to the private sector.


Oct 03 2022

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Residential structure fires were about 27% of all fires in 2021 attended by fire services, according to a September report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Oct 03 2022

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Over half of the 849 children known to have died due to vehicular hyperthermia during 1998-2019 were forgotten by drivers, according to a September report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Oct 03 2022

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The European Commission published two draft legislative proposals on 31 August 2022 seeking to introduce new ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for mobile phones and tablets placed on the EU market.


Oct 03 2022

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The European Commission published its legislative proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act on 15 September 2022 to lay down new cybersecurity requirements for connected products and certain software placed on the EU market.


Oct 03 2022

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Briefs on Youth ATVs, Leachco, and a correction, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Sep 26 2022

Sep 26 2022

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CPSC staff urge commissioners to approve publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on adult portable bedrails.


Sep 26 2022

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Most comments to CPSC on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and debris penetration were industry pushback.


Sep 26 2022

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CPSC got three comments, all favorable, on its request about whether there are safety upgrades in ASTM F2613-22 on children's chairs.


Sep 26 2022

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Remedy duties for TK Access Solutions (TKA) do not fully end after 2026, according to CPSC's consent agreement.


Sep 26 2022

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An ASTM working group on language September 20 opted to take first steps towards common wording about restraints on baby products.


Sep 26 2022

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More investigation is needed to establish the causal forces behind the safety in numbers (SIN) phenomenon for bicycling.


Sep 26 2022

Sep 26 2022

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Briefs on CO detectors, magnet sets, shower seats, infant swings, endocrine disruptors, safe sleep, and PFAS, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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Jul 19 2022

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Kids In Danger (KID) launched a new online course geared towards entrepreneurs and businesses that create children’s products – the KID Design Safety Toolkit.


Jun 27 2022

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The Senate June 22 confirmed Mary Boyle to be a CPSC commissioner.


Jun 20 2022

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Mary Boyle's nomination to become a CPSC commissioner moved closer to a final Senate decision with a 49-47-4 vote June 16 to end debate.


May 23 2022

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CPSC May 20 used its power to make unilateral safety announcements with infant rescue bags.


Apr 25 2022

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Volume 1, Number 1 of Product Safety Letter was dated April 3, 1972.


Apr 11 2022

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Amazon is seeking documents about CPSC from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to help build its defense in its forced recall case.


Mar 07 2022

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Mary Boyle's nomination to be a CPSC commissioner remains alive despite a 14-14 party-line committee vote March 3.


Feb 28 2022

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Several weeks ago, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ignoring its own data, and despite its good intentions, enacted a rule that in our view unnecessarily exposes infants to an increased risk of death in play yards.


Feb 21 2022

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CSPC speakers February 16 confirmed as intentional a trend that has arisen in recent months – movement toward faster action.


Feb 14 2022

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Commissioners February 9 followed through with a threat to launch an administrative suit aimed at forcing a recall by Leachco.


Feb 07 2022

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E-commerce retailers' accuracy in stating the correct age grades for toys varies, especially comparing different toy types.


Jan 31 2022

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Administrative Law Judge James Grimes January 19 declined to dismiss CPSC's lawsuit to force a recall by Amazon, rejecting the company's position that it is not a distributor under the CPSA.


Jan 10 2022

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The first deadline of a just-signed New York State law (S.4630-B/A.5418-B) on certain classes of flame retardants (FRs) affects electronics displays and stands.


Jan 03 2022

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There was an increase in SaferProducts.gov submissions in FY2021 compared to FY2020.


Jan 03 2022

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Wearable items– whether clothing or technology – got specific callout in a CPSC contractor report on product risks to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).


Dec 20 2021

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The appropriate amount of time given to companies to come into compliance with CPSC rules was the primary topic at a December 14 decisional meeting.


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.