Britax: CPSC's Federal Register publication of its complaint (PSL, 2/19/18) against Britax to force a recall of jogging strollers is at bit.ly/2F7ew2e. The issue is detaching wheels.
Upholstered Furniture: CPSC March 1 posted a teaser for its "tech to tech" meeting May 16 at its Rockville, Md. lab. It said more details would be available by April 2, but Andrew Lock is the contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Tests: CPSC members voted 4-0 to fix omissions in rules at 16-CFR-1500 (PSL, 2/26/18). The updates will be effective April 30 absent significant negative input (due March 29), according to the Federal Register (bit.ly/2F4K1yb).
ATVs: CPSC's final rule incorporating updates to SVIA's voluntary standards provisions on stop lamps and reflectors is in the February 27 Federal Register (bit.ly/2oAXeEu). CPSC is accommodating industry with a January 1, 2019 effective date (PSL, 2/26/18). Commissioners approved the rule 4-0.
Phthalates: CPSC got no adverse comments on revisions to exemption determinations (PSL, 2/5/18) to reflect its final content rule. Thus, updates are effective April 25. The lone comment (bit.ly/2ozOrma) was laudatory.
BPA: Comments from FDA on a recent National Toxicology Program report that called into question toxicity concerns for food-contact products are available at bit.ly/2F5WOvY.
Regulatory Burdens: An OMB report getting attention in the general press for showing that benefits exceed cost is available at bit.ly/2t6BxRj.
Air Conditioners: Various Goodman, Amana, York International and Energy Knight models
Outdoor fan motor can overheat
Nine fires, one with smoke inhalation
Jan 2010-Feb 2018
Folding Bicycles: UltraX and Ultra1
Frame can break
Two but no injuries
May 2014-Jul 2017
Highchairs: Table2Table 6-in-1 model 1969721
Rear legs can pivot out of position
38, five with injuries
Oct 2016-Dec 2017
Multicookers: Gem 65 8-in-1
Underside can overheat and melt
107, five with property damage but no injuries
Aug 2017-Jan 2017
Sleepwear: PL Sleep 17FT62F561 children's nightgowns
Fail flammability requirements
Oct 2017-Feb 2018
1 Dates in parentheses are original dates for reannouncements. 2Numbers in parentheses are units in joint recalls with Health Canada (C) and/or Mexico’s Profeco (M). (U)=unspecified
CPSC Calendar *
To Learn More
Stephen Hanway and others
Liquid Laundry Packs
Public meeting on fireworks rulemaking
Hearth Patio and Barbecue Assn.
Michael Taylor and others
Clothing storage units, various task groups
* (w) = webcast will be available on CPSC website; underscored names are commissioners; times are local; teleconferences are EST/EDT.