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Monday September 27, 2021

Briefs & Charts

Button/Coin Batteries: HR 5313, introduced September 21 by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) would direct a CPSC rule on child-resistant closures on products that use such batteries. It is with the Commerce Committee.

 

Firearms: CPSC would be a member of a federal "gun safety board" that would be created by HR 5273, introduced September 17 by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.). The mission would go far beyond product safety. It is with the Commerce Committee.

 

CPSC Agenda: Commissioners 3-0 approved the fall regulatory agenda. It typically does not become available until months later, released with those across federal agencies. The vote record is at bit.ly/2XSN3QA.

 

E-Commerce: Health Canada September 22 issued warnings about online sales of portable firepot (bit.ly/39ufC9j) and magnet sets (bit.ly/3zCxc5A). Both identified problematic products it has found. They also described the agency's broader activities on such products and gave safety tips.

 

E-Commerce: The World Trade Organization September 13 said members working on an e-commerce initiative made progress towards a "clean" provision calling for protections of the safety of goods and services. This would include normal and reasonably foreseeable use. See its statement at bit.ly/2XOfJdE.

 

Titanium Dioxide: The European Chemicals Agency September 20 released a guide clarifying that a recent carcinogenic classification does not mean extra classification and labeling needs for "articles" (products). That is a small part of the guide (bit.ly/2Zs4IPB) on the substance or mixtures containing it.

 

Europe: A September 21 nine-page legislative briefing on last summer's proposals for product safety updates (PSL, 7/12/21) is at bit.ly/3zw01k0.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Reason

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy/

Action

ATVs: Phoenix 200

9/23/21

(7/2/20)

Polaris

Throttle speed con­trol stop can break

13,000

(C:990)

18 with one crash and injury

Sep 2010-

Jun 2021

$3,500-$4,300

Replacement brackets

Newborn Loungers: Original, Preferred, Pottery Barn Kids

9/23/21

Boppy

Positional/roll­over suffocation

3.3 million

(C:35,000)

Eight deaths

Jan 2004-

Sep 2021

$30-$44

Refunds

Snorkels: Oceanic Adult Dry Top

9/22/21

Huish Outdoors

Bottom purge valve can leak

76,000

13 with one injury

Feb 2021-

Jul 2021

$40

Replacements

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 *

When

CPSCers

With/For

Topic/Purpose

Where/How

To Learn More

Sep 27

9:00a

Arthur Lee

UL 507/705

Electric fans

Virtual

Lee,

alee@cpsc.gov

Sep 28&30

9:00a

Vineed Dayal and others

UL 3300

SCIEE robots

Virtual

Dayal,

vdayal@cpsc.gov

Sep 28

2:00p

Mark Kumagai and others

PGMA

CO hazard mitigation in portable generators

Virtual

Janet Buyer,

jbuyer@cpsc.gov

Sep 29-30

Mornings

Treye Thomas and others

UL 2904

3D printers - chemical/ par­ti­cle emissions

Virtual

Thomas

tthomas@cpsc.gov

Sep 29

2:00p

Tim Smith

ANSI Z535.7

Safety information in electronic media

Virtual

Smith,

tsmith@cpsc.gov

Sep 30

10:30a

Susan Bowley

ASTM F15.03

Bathtub/shower structures

Virtual

Bowley,

sbowley@cpsc.gov

Oct 5

2:00p

Hope Nesteruk and others

ASTM F15.18

Infant sleep surface angles

Virtual

Nesteruk,

hnesteruk@cpsc.gov

Oct 6

8:00a

Treye Thomas and others

UL 2904

3D printers - chemical/ par­ti­cle emissions

Virtual

Thomas

tthomas@cpsc.gov

* (w) = webcast will be available on CPSC website; underscored names are commissioners; times are local; teleconferences are EST/EDT.

See CPSC's Public Calendar for a current and complete listing of upcoming meetings: www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Public-Calendar

 

 

ASTM New, Reapproved and Revised Standards

Subject

Standard

Contact

Shopping Carts

F2372-15(2021), Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Shopping Carts

Molly Lynyak, mlynyak@astm.org

Smoke Generation

E662-21ae1, Standard Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials

Tom O'Toole, totoole@astm.org

 

 

UL Proposals and Outlines

Subject

Date

Standard

Related to

Contact

Appliance Wiring

9/17/21

UL 758, Appliance Wiring Material

Halogen free wire, more

Linda.L.Phinney@ul.org

Dishwashers

9/17/21

UL 749, Household Dishwashers

12th edition

Annemarie.Jacobs@ul.org

Fire Curtains

9/15/21

UL 10D, Fire Tests of Fire Protective Curtain Assemblies

Flaming exceptions, more

Nicolette.A.Weeks@ul.org

Power Converters

9/17/21

UL 347A, Medium Voltage Power Conversion Equipment

Grounding/bonding, more

Mitchell.Gold@ul.org

Unit Heaters

9/17/21

UL 731, Oil-Fired Unit Heaters

Reaffirmation &continuance

Marcia.M.Kawate@ul.org

 

 

UL New Editions and Revised Standards

Subject

Date

Standard

Contact

Central Alarms

9/15/21

UL 827, Central-Station Alarm Services

Wathma.Jayathilake@ul.org

EV Circuits

9/16/21

UL 2231-1, Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits; Part 1: General Requirements

Patricia.A.Sena@ul.org

Garage Equipment

9/16/21

UL 201, Garage Equipment

Doreen.Stocker@ul.org

Photovoltaics

9/15/21

UL 62108, Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Modules and Assemblies – Design Qualification and Type Approval

Susan.P.Malohn@ul.org

Signals

9/21/21

UL 1638A, Visual Signal Appliances for General Signaling Use

Paul.E.Lloret@ul.org

 

 

Non-U.S. Recalls

Country

Product

Date

Company

Reason

Incidents Reported

Units

Sold

Remedy/

Action

Australia

AC Adaptors: Kuantech for Thuraya phones KSAS0100500200D5

9/17/21

Pivotel Setellite

Pin insulation can crack

(U)

(U)

Jan 2014-Jul 2021

Replacements

 

ATVs: Phoenix 200

9/20/21

Polaris Sales Australia

Throttle speed control stop can break

(U)

15

Aug 2011-Jul 2013

Repairs

 

Beer Glasses: Zytho Beer Lovers Collection 6 Pack Plus Bonus Glass

9/20/21

Pinnacle Drinks

Loose glass fragments inside bonus glass

(U)

(U)

Aug 2021-Sep 2021

Refunds

 

Ring Lights: V-Glamour, V-Pro, V-Pro Travel, V-Tuber, V-Dual

9/17/21

Cygnett

Accessible button batteries

(U)

(U)

Nov 2020-Jun 2021

Replacement re­mote controllers

 

Solar Inverters: 8000 MTL-S 8.2KW

9/17/21

Growatt New Energy Australia

Incompatible connectors

(U)

(U)

Mar 2021-May 2021

Repairs

Canada

Firepots: JHY Design, numerous models

9/22/21

Ningbo New Image Gifts

Flame jetting

None

300

Dec 2020-Sep 2021

Contact company

 

Newborn Loungers: Original, Preferred, Pottery Barn Kids

9/23/21

Boppy

Positional/roll­over suffocation

None in Can­ada; eight U.S. deaths

34,941

Jan 2016-Sep 2021

Refunds

 

Snowboard Bindings: Clicker X HB step-in

9/23/21

K2

Retaining clip can fracture

None

340

Aug 2020-Jul 2021

Repairs

(U) = Unspecified in the notice. UK Product Safety Database notices appear in a separate chart.

 

 

EU Safety Gate (RAPEX) AND UK Product Safety Database Notices

Issued September 17

Country

Product (number of notices)

Reason

Action/Measure

Austria

Sunscreen: SolarTea Bio SFP 30 6237

Protection lower than declared

Voluntary sales stop

Belgium

Baby Toys: Happy World Baby Play Balls 22269

BPA level

Voluntary recall

Cyprus

Novelty Lighters: AK 6600656000023 gun

Child-appealing

Mandatory withdrawal

France

Barbecues: CASA Smokey BBQ 111484.01

Surface gets too hot, more

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Swings: Conradi Kaiser Seesaw two rider

Protruding edges

Voluntary sales stop

Germany

Jock Straps: Rouge RJS1032BK leather

Chromium VI

Voluntary withdrawal/recall

 

Soft Toys: Unk. brand orange bear with LED light

Small parts can detach

Ban/mandatory recall

 

Wristwatches: Infinity Accessoires Herrenuhr

Nickel level

Voluntary recall/sales stop

Hungary

Hoverboards: 2Drive 2D-LED-R and SMART S

Battery lacks temperature monitor

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

Night Lights: Le Royal R22614-5 / 243 owl

Accessible live parts, more

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

Ireland

Toys: Science4You Space Expedition Kit 918922

Accessible flashlight battery

Voluntary recall

Lithuania

Water Heaters: Unk. brand Pro 1 MS1976 electric

Inadequate grounding

Mandatory withdrawal

Netherlands

Plush Toys: Funnies Knuffel Leeew lion

Zipper pull can detach

Mandatory recall

Poland

Dolls: Hit-Chin Beauty Girl 6869D

DEHP level

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Toy Putty: Unk. brand Ice Cream Putty

Boron level

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Toy Telephones: Pegaz Toys CY1013-7C

Too loud

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Toy Whistles: Brelok TG 364911

Too small

Voluntary withdrawal

Slovenia

Filter Masks: Xique LK-Z1510

Insufficient filtration

Voluntary withdrawal

Spain

Earrings: San Saru Aalok 8 mm

Lead level

Ban

United Kingdom

Bath Toys: Angusiasm wind-up turtles

Small parts can detach

Withdrawal

 

Bath Toys: Fun Sensor Diving Fish

Accessible batteries

Recall

 

Dolls: Young Toddler Sisters Princess

Unsp. phthalate level

Recall

 

Drawing Boards: Good Lucky Boy Magic

Accessible batteries

Contact distributor

 

Fishing Games: Unnamed brand/model

Magnets are too small/powerful

Contact distributor

 

Fishing Toys: Skxnier Inflatable Magnetic Fishing

Magnets are too small/powerful

Contact distributor

 

Magnet Earrings: Senhua Lovely Fruits for babies

Magnets are too small/powerful

Contact distributor

 

Magnet Sets: Unnamed brand Magic Magnetic Cube

Magnets are too small/powerful

Recall

 

Magnet Sets: Unnamed brand Magnetic Building

Magnets are too small/powerful

Recall

 

Magnet Toys: Creative ball maze

Magnets are too small/powerful

Contact distributor

 

Magnet Toys: Nogoo bars/balls set

Magnets are too small/powerful

Contact distributor

 

Magnet Toys: Unnamed brand/model blocks

Magnets are too small/powerful

Contact distributor

 

Matryoshka Dolls: Unnamed brand dogs

Smallest dogs are small parts

Recall

 

Music Toys: Musical Educational Animal Farm

Accessible batteries

Recall

 

Play Food: Unnamed brand Music and Play cake

Small, protruding candles

Recall

 

Play Food: Unnamed brand WJ2019012200

Small, protruding candles

Contact distributor

 

Play Gyms: UK Baby

Small parts can detach

Recall

 

Play Makeup: MicroPlush Girls Princess

Packaging bag too thin

Contact distributor

 

Play Sets: Hersity Kid Pet Animals

Small parts can detach

Recall

 

Plush Toys: Unnamed brand Cheesy Puffs

DEHP level

Contact distributor

 

Plush Toys: Unnamed brand LED elephant

Short circuiting

Contact distributor

 

Rattles: Unnamed brand Doll Baby rabbit

Small parts can detach

Recall

 

Soft Toys: Unnamed. brand Cute Creative Dog

Small parts can detach

Recall

 

Swim Floats: Unnamed. brand infant neck ring

Small parts can detach

Recall

 

Toy Blocks: Think Kids Build-A-Garden

Small, protruding stems

Contact distributor

 

Toy Cash Registers: Unnamed brand/model

Packaging bag too thin

Contact distributor

 

Toy Trains: Little Lolo Wood Mom

Magnets are too small/powerful

Recall

 

Toy Trains: Sina for Brio tracks

Short circuiting

Contact distributor

 

Toy Trucks: City Creator fast-food truck

Sharp points

Contact distributor

 

Toy Trucks: New Children's excavator

Short circuiting

Contact distributor