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May 16 2022

May 16 2022

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CPSC staff have recommendations in five areas for midyear updates to the FY2022 operating plan.


May 16 2022

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CPSC had quick turnaround on setting up a briefing on midyear updates to its FY2022 operating plan.


May 16 2022

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A "general safety provision" would help the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) deal with unsafe products sold online, according that agency's report made available April 28.


May 16 2022

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The Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) was among the laws explicitly cited May 5 in a Department of Justice (DOJ) environmental justice strategy.


May 16 2022

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Briefs on Mary Boyle, button/coin batteries, clothing storage units, DINP, crib mattresses, CB antennas, and children's sleepwear, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


May 09 2022

May 09 2022

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Inclined sleepers and crib bumpers are set to become banned hazardous products with final Senate passage of HR 3182.


May 09 2022

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Commissioners' votes were due near the PSL deadline on whether to docket a petition that seeks minimum and maximum thicknesses for play yard mattresses plus tolerance provisions related to gaps.


May 09 2022

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CPSC was compliant with the Payment Integrity Information Act during FY2021, according to a contractor report prepared for the CPSC inspector general (IG) office.


May 09 2022

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Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) May 2 began a campaign on shocks and fires associated with "alternative energy technologies."


May 09 2022

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Health Canada May 4 pointed stakeholders to two comment periods ending July 4 and involving flammability standards.


May 09 2022

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The European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee May 3 adopted a report that moves work forward on updating the machinery directive.


May 09 2022

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The U.K Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) April 27 said it was updating restrictions of substances used in toys.


May 09 2022

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Briefs on CPSC priorities, demographics, garage doors, third-party testing, e-scooters, PFAS, and traceability, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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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.


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.