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Apr 15 2024

Apr 15 2024

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Chinese, European, and U.S. product safety officials April 10 recommitted to the trilateral cooperation begun a decade and a half ago.


Apr 15 2024

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A CPSC contractor report made available April 10 aims to give the agency an overview of mathematical models for characterizing indoor emissions and migration of substances from consumer products.


Apr 15 2024

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Commission votes are due April 16 on separate notices of availability of incident data associated with two open rulemakings on infant sleep products.


Apr 15 2024

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A review of 2023 CPSC-administered recalls by Kids in Danger (KID) showed children's products were 32% – 101 of 312 announcements.


Apr 15 2024

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is pointing to April 29 as the date when companies can start including certain hazard information in IUCLID submissions.


Apr 15 2024

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July 1 is the deadline to respond to two EC inquiries on pyrotechnics and civil explosives.


Apr 15 2024

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Briefs on hammer toys, fuel containers, and CPSC agenda, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Apr 08 2024

Apr 08 2024

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Commissioners on party lines approved the guidance to deem a child's value of statistical life (VSL) to be twice that of an adult.


Apr 08 2024

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CPSC received about a dozen comments mostly favoring a petition seeking reduced minimum icon size on button battery packaging.


Apr 08 2024

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Commissioners' votes were due near the PSL deadline on approving a final rule to exempt certain packages of baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) from the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.


Apr 08 2024

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The European Parliament voted to approve the legislative texts for the proposed AI Act, Cyber Resilience Act and revision of the Product Liability Directive during its plenary session March 11-14, 2024.


Apr 08 2024

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The European Commission 2023 annual report on the Safety Gate rapid alert system, released March 14, showed a record number of alerts since the system was created in 2003.


Apr 08 2024

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Briefs on CPSC budgets, fuel containers, chronic hazards, infant/cradle swings, CPSC priorities, fire extinguishers, baby pillows, fuel bottles, ATVs, commission staff, and toys, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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Mar 15 2024

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Republicans chairing the House committee and subcommittee that oversee CPSC March 4 asserted that the agency puts policy announcements behind a paywall when speaking before the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICHPSO).


Mar 07 2024

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The Senate March 7 confirmed Douglas Dziak, by unanimous voice vote, to become a CPSC commissioner.


Feb 05 2024

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Consumer product recalls announced by the CPSC in 2023 showed some troublesome extremes.


Jan 22 2024

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The U.S. 5th Circuit appeals court January 17 upheld the protections CPSC commissioners enjoy against not-for-cause removal by presidents.


Sep 18 2023

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Cost-benefit procedure was faulted September 12 by a three-judge panel to vacate CPSC's rule on custom window coverings.


Sep 11 2023

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While the recent $11.5 M civil penalty agreement between Whirlpool and the CPSC certainly raised some eyebrows, what caught my attention are the technical issues behind this penalty.


Jul 31 2023

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CPSC's July 27 hearing on battery fires, especially in micromobility, was marked by a consensus across stakeholders for commission rulemaking.


May 08 2023

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Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) April 26 pushed Consumer Reports to detail any contacts by its writers or other staff with anyone at CPSC over gas stoves.


Apr 17 2023

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Furniture manufacturers and retailers are currently at a crossroads not knowing which way to turn.


Apr 03 2023

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Douglas Dziak is the nominee for the open commissioner position at CPSC.


Mar 20 2023

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CPSC's FY2024 budget request, if granted, would give it 39.4% raise over its current funding.


Mar 13 2023

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A child's value of statistical life (VSL) would be twice that of an adult's in a draft CPSC guidance on such calculations.


Mar 13 2023

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The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) kicked off its 30th Anniversary year at the recently held 2023 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida.


Feb 27 2023

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CPSC staff February 22 sent commissioners a draft request for information (RFI) about gas stoves' effects on indoor air.


Feb 20 2023

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CPSC staffers February 10 asked UL to form a working group to look at lithium-ion battery fires in micromobility products.


Feb 13 2023

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Commissioners voted 3-1 February 8 to publish the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on revising CPSC's 6(b) rules.


Feb 06 2023

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'Second-life' lithium-ion batteries have generally the same hazard patterns as new counterparts, but at higher likelihood, according to a January 31 report by the UK Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS).


Jan 23 2023

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Many of CPSC staff's 6(b) proposals rely on an understanding of disclosure as involving release of new information.


Jan 16 2023

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The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) January 10 won a stay of the recent CPSC rule on custom window coverings.


Jan 09 2023

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Peloton will pay $19.065 million to settle two CPSC allegations involving Tread+ treadmills – reporting incidents late and selling 38 units after recalling.