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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Aug 02 2021

Product Safety Letter will not appear August 9, 2021, due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 50, No. 30, will be August 16, 2021.


Aug 02 2021

Aug 02 2021

Subscriber-Only Story

Elevators and ports presence were the topics that got the most time during Senate Commerce Committee interviews of the three CPSC nominees.

Aug 02 2021

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Senate Commerce leaders of both parties used the hearing for three CPSC nominees to highlight two issues: elevators and ports.


Aug 02 2021

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Data interpretation was the topic of disagreement among commenters to a CPSC request involving off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and debris penetration.


Aug 02 2021

Subscriber-Only Story

There was an estimated annual average in 2016-2018 of 362,000 residential fires associated with consumer products.


Aug 02 2021

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CPSC Acting Chairman Bob Adler July 27 voiced support of considering a petition to treat certain commercially bred dogs as products subject to CPSC oversight.


Aug 02 2021

Subscriber-Only Story

The Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) (LVD) regulates the safety of electrical equipment placed on the EU market within certain voltage limits.


Aug 02 2021

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In the EU, the product safety framework is complemented by the product liability regime that provides a mechanism for consumers to obtain compensation for damage caused by defective products.


Aug 02 2021

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Briefs on home elevators, butane stoves, CO/Smoke alarms, warnings, and CPSC contracts plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jul 26 2021

Jul 26 2021

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CPSC July 20 urged lodging rental websites to take action on residential elevators deemed unsafe.


Jul 26 2021

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Comment by August 16 to an inquiry on inclined sleep products by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Jul 26 2021

Subscriber-Only Story

There was a 22% drop in NEISS data in the first 10 months of the pandemic compared to the same period in 2019.


Jul 26 2021

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The Senate is moving relatively quickly on CPSC nominations.


Jul 26 2021

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Product safety is among the key targets of a July 22 UK report on modernizing voluntary standards.


Jul 26 2021

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Product safety pledges alone likely are not sufficient to address problems involving ecommerce platforms.


Jul 26 2021

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The EC July 15 started a process towards restricting all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


Jul 26 2021

Subscriber-Only Story

Briefs on Amazon, NEISS, PFAS, and right-to-repair, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Jul 23 2021

Free Story

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

Free Story

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


Jul 05 2021

Free Story

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


Jun 11 2021

Free Story

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

Free Story

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

Free Story

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


Apr 26 2021

Free Story

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


Apr 19 2021

Free Story

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


Mar 23 2021

Free Story

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

Free Story

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


Jul 06 2020

Free Story

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


Jun 22 2020

Free Story

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


Jun 15 2020

Free Story

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


May 25 2020

Free Story

CPSC will follow a new executive order on regulations.


May 18 2020

Free Story

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

Free Story

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

Free Story

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

Free Story

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.