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Jan 17 2022

Jan 17 2022

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CPSC drew congressional and consumer group praise for four January 11 announcements on residential elevators.


Jan 17 2022

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CPSC's decisional meeting on clothing storage units (CSUs) – scheduled for January 19 – is set amid a flurry of activity at the ASTM level.


Jan 17 2022

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While death rates linked to residential fires fell over the past four decades for both children under 5 and senior 65 and over, a gap between their percentages of deaths grew.

Jan 17 2022

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Comment by April 5 on a consultation on promoting repair and reuse to support EU sustainability goals.


Jan 17 2022

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Understanding "designated standards" is part of a UK guidance most recently updated January 10.


Jan 17 2022

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Six questions should apply to safety throughout a buildings lifecycle, according to a January 10 report from the U.K. Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG).


Jan 17 2022

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January 1, 2024 is the effective date for Canadian limitations for concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


Jan 17 2022

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Briefs on magnet sets, window coverings, seniors, and Europe, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jan 10 2022

Jan 10 2022

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Mary Boyle's chance to be a CPSC commissioner remains alive with the White House's January 4 resubmission of her nomination.


Jan 10 2022

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A shorter proposed definition of interlock was one outcome of a January 4 discussion by an ASTM F15.42 task group on interlocking drawers on clothing storage units (CSUs).


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 10 2022

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The Vermont Department of Health is highlighting the January 31 deadline for the state's chemical reporting law.


Jan 10 2022

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The European Commission is undertaking an evaluation of the New Legislative Framework (NLF), the legislative package that governs the fundamentals of European products regulation across many sectors of CE-marked products.


Jan 10 2022

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The UK government is looking to use newly granted powers to set-down sustainability requirements and labelling for products, including on repairability and product lifespan.


Jan 10 2022

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Brief on Oregon 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).