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Jun 14 2021

Jun 14 2021

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A June 7 report from the House Oversight and Reform committee has four policy recommendations that if eventually enacted would overhaul CPSC's relationship with companies, especially those making children's products.


Jun 14 2021

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Three possible CPSC overhauls were in the background – and sometimes foreground – of the June 7 House Oversight and Reform hearing on the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play.


Jun 14 2021

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Commissioners were slated to vote near the PSL deadline on docketing a petition targeting certain hydrofluorocarbons products abused for intoxication.


Jun 14 2021

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CPSC June 8 linked its annual pool and spa drowning report to recent news stories that swim lessons for children decreased during the pandemic.


Jun 14 2021

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CPSC's Executive Director office in FY2020 approved or renewed 10 agency staffers for leadership and/or voting status on voluntary standards committees.


Jun 14 2021

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There was a significant increase in 2019 of U.S. children 6-7 years old observed riding in appropriate forward-facing car seats.


Jun 14 2021

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will need better financing, and EU member nations will need to do more to contribute to implementation of REACH and CLP.


Jun 14 2021

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Oral exposure via ingestion and sucking/chewing should be considered when assessing chemical exposures from squishy toys, an EC scientific committee reiterated June 1.


Jun 14 2021

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Briefs on the pandemic, artificial intelligence, burden relief, and electronic waste, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


May 31 2021

May 31 2021

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Commissioners are slated for a June 2 decisional meeting on CPSC's draft final rule on infant sleep products.


May 31 2021

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CPSC staff do not recommend burden relief changes to component parts and testing rules at 16 CFR 1107 and 1109.


May 31 2021

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CPSC staff will develop a proposal to address expertise and technical gaps on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), those looking at how to approach the technologies wrote May 19.


May 31 2021

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There likely has been movement towards lessening the probability of uncontained fires in electric clothes dryers, according to a CPSC staff report made available May 25.


May 31 2021

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ASTM's F15.77 subcommittee on magnet sets May 25 decided to consider performance standards and to look at whether and how to promote an existing standard.


May 31 2021

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Common risk terminology, designing products for seniors, high powered magnets, and regulatory excellence awards are four issues getting recent attention from the U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).


May 31 2021

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There should be a new search of REACH dossiers to better understand substances used in tires and ending up in the infill of artificial turf, according to a study from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).


May 31 2021

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A just issued report of consumer attitudes and awareness by New Zealand Consumer Protection includes three findings related to product safety.


May 31 2021

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Briefs on electronics and gun locks plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
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.


Mar 13 2020

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CPSC will use teleworking to the "maximum extent possible" as a Coronavirus precaution, according to a March 13 statement.


Mar 09 2020

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The White House March 2 announced the nomination of Nancy Beck to be CPSC chairman.


Mar 02 2020

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Discussion February 27 between CPSC and ASTM staff on wearable technology quickly expanded into how the two organizations are adapting to emerging technology broadly.