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Monday February 21, 2022

Briefs & Charts

Other stories this week (plus a few extra)

 

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CPSC's Speed-up Trend Is Intentional, ICPHSO Attendees Hear

 

Use Compliance Program Guidance, Murphy Urges Companies

 

CPSA Authors Were Prescient, Suggests Hoehn-Saric

 

EU Toy Safety Updates Take Another Early Step Forward

 

UK Product Safety Brexit Review Likely in 2022

 

Canada Wants Input on Recycled Plastic Safety

 

EU Report Explains Common Charger – Safety Link

 

Briefs & Charts

 

CPSC Files Administrative Complaint to Force Leachco to Recall Podsters

 

Judge in Recall Case Deems Amazon to Be a Distributor

 

Online Toy Sellers Vary in Their Age-Grading Precision

 

SaferProducts Submissions Increased During 2021

 

Wearables Have Unique Risks for Intellectually Disabled

 

Commissioners Pass Crib Updates 4-0 in Section 104 Vote

 

New York Law Restricts FR Classes in Some Products

 

EC Plans Five Tactics to Support New Standards Strategy

 

Health Canada Gives Details on Four Enforcement Projects

 

Company Culture Is Among Topics of ACCC Reporting Guide

 

Cribs: August 15 is the effective date for updates to 16 CFR 1120 and 1121 based on revisions in ASTM F2933-21. CPSC did add requirements involving too-soft mattresses, coil lacerations, and other concerns. Commissioners passed the rule 4-0 (PSL, 1/31/22). See the Federal Register notice (bit.ly/3I13Fr1).

 

Magnets: CPSC's notice of its plans (PSL, 2/14/22) to get oral input on its NPR to reinstate rules is in the February 15 Federal Register (bit.ly/33wEFco).

 

Window Coverings: CPSC's notice of its plans (PSL, 2/14/22) to get oral input on its NPR on cords is in the February 15 Federal Register (bit.ly/3Jrohcu).

 

Wood/Coal Stove: Comment by March 18 on CPSC's request to OMB for information collection reapproval. Details are in the February 16 Federal Register at bit.ly/3sR9Fwe.

 

Carpets/Rugs: Comment by March 18 on CPSC's request to OMB for information collection reapproval. Details are in the February 16 Federal Register at bit.ly/3vdMhft.

 

PFAS: California AB 1817, introduced February 7 by Rep. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) would set a "least toxic alternative" mandate effective January 1, 2023. Read a copy at bit.ly/350C36W.

 

Federal Telework: A February 8 report by the Government Accountability Office found that significant increases during the pandemic mean that more data are needed for the Office of Personnel Management and agencies to assess effects on issues like work-from-home policies, payroll, office space needs, and more. The report urges OPM to at least set a deadline to create an implementation plan towards payroll data reliability Read the report at bit.ly/3oX6NN7.

 

CPSC-Administered Recalls

Product

Date1

Company

Reason

Units2

Incidents Reported

Sold

Price

Remedy/

Action

Candles: Anecdote Autumn Fireside Chats, Week­end Getaway, Fall Feels, Sweater Weather

2/16/22

Anthropologie

High flames can crack glass container

19,380

(C:623)

Nine with minor dam­ages but no injuries

Jul 2021-

Dec 2021

$35

Refunds

Ranges: 5 series VGR and VGIC, gas

2/16/22

Viking

Rigid gas tubing can separate

3,050

None

Aug 2021-

Dec 2021

$5,220-$19,300

Repairs

Scarves: Saachi Sparkle Seer Social Wrap

2/16/22

In-Things

Flammability noncompliance

200

None

Nov 2020-

Sep 2021

$40

Refunds or replacements

Sleepwear: Various styles, children's

2/16/22

Esme

Flammability noncompliance

3,600

None

May 2021-

Aug 2021

$45-$65

Refunds or replacements

Strollers: Baby Snap Duo Trend

2/16/22

Valco

Front wheels can break off

1,290

207 but no injuries

Feb 2020-

Oct 2020

$700

Repairs

UTVs: EV, L3, L4, L5, L5W, L7

2/16/22

American Landmaster

Steering shaft can separate from joint

1,050

Seven but no injuries

Mar 2021-

Oct 2021

$7,200-$12,700

Repairs

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

Feb 22

10:00a

Kristen Talcott and Priscilla Verdino

ASTM F15.42

CSU stability

Remote

Verdino,

pverdino@cpsc.gov

Feb 22

12:30p

Alexander Hoehn-Saric and staff

First Candle JPMA, others

Infant products and safe sleep practices

Remote

Erin Sandlin,

esandlin@cpsc.gov

Feb 23

12:00p

Susan Bathalon and others

ANSI/Pool and Hot Tub Alliance

Above ground pools

Remote

Susan Bathalon,

sbathalon@cpsc.gov

Feb 23

1:00p

Scott Ayers and Julia Kerns

ASTM F5.45

Candle making kits

Remote

Ayers

sayers@cpsc.gov

Feb 23

3:00p

Rich Trumka and staff

Parents against Vaping

Synthetic nicotine

Webinar

Robin Lipp,

rlipp@cpsc.gov

Feb 23

4:00p

Arthur Lee

Vision 20/20

CO/smoke alarm survey

Remote

Lee,

alee@cpsc.gov

Feb 24

12:00p

Lawrence Mella

ASTM F15.8

Baby changing products

Remote

Mella,

lmella@cpsc.gov

Feb 24

1:00p

Daniel Taxier and others

ASTM F24.61

Trampoline courts

Remote

Taxier,

dtaxier@cpsc.gov

Feb 24

1:00p

Frederick deGrano

ASTM F15.18

Play yard zipper access

Remote

deGrano

fdegrano@cpsc.gov

Feb 24

2:00p

Will Cusey and Jane Schott

Interested parties

Upholstered furniture flammability requirements

Webinar

https://bit.ly/3uTv6PY

Feb 25

2:00p

Kevin Lee and others

ASTM F15.76

Drawer/cabinet lock and latches

Remote

Lee,

klee@cpsc.gov

Feb 28

9:00a

Treye Thomas and others

UL 2904

3D printer particle emissions

Remote

Thomas

tthomas@cpsc.gov

Mar 1

12:00p

Celestine Kish and others

ASTM F15.18 and F15.21

Warning language for non-sleep products

Remote

Kish,

ckish@psc.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 Proposals

Subject

Date

(Work Item) Standard

Related to

Contact

Fire Debris

2/10/22

(WK80941) E3197-20, Standard Terminology Relating to Examination of Fire Debris

Term accelerant

Brian Milewski,

bmilewski@astm.org

Inflatable Amuse­ment Devices

2/8/22

(WK80905) F2374-21a, Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation, and Maintenance of Inflatable Amusement Devices

Devices using water

Katerina Koperna,

kkoperna@astm.org

Sling Carriers

2/9/22

(WK80923) F2907-21, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers

Ad hoc language revisions

Molly Lynyak,

mlynyak@astm.org

 

 

UL Proposals and Outlines

Subject

Date

Standard

Related to

Contact

Appliance Controls

2/8/22

UL 244B, Field Installed and/or Field Connected Appliance Controls

Separable wiring assemblies

Alan.T.McGrath@ul.org

CO Detectors

2/9/22

UL 2034, Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Sensor stability

Paul.E.Lloret@ul.org

Control Centers

2/11/22

UL 347, Medium-Voltage AC Contactors, Controllers, and Control Centers

Wire bending space, more

Mitchell.Gold@ul.org

Control Panels

2/11/22

UL 508A Industrial Control Panels

Ambient temperature, more

Mitchell.Gold@ul.org

Electrical Tubing

2/11/22

UL 797, Electrical Metallic Tubing - Steel

Trade sizes 5" and 6", more

Joshua.Johnson@ul.org

Garage Equipment

2/11/22

UL 201, Garage Equipment

Hazard location designation

Nicolette.A.Weeks@ul.org

Plastic Parts

2/11/22

UL 94, Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

Sample consumption in flame application

Derrick.L.Martin@ul.org

Room Heaters

2/11/22

UL 1482, Solid-Fuel Type Room Heaters

Markings and instructions

Isabella.Brodzinski@ul.org

Smoke Detectors

2/11/22

UL 1730, Smoke Detector Monitors and Accessories for Individual Living Units of Multifamily Residences and Hotel/Motel Rooms

Reaffirmation & continuance

Paul.E.Lloret@ul.org

 

 

Non-U.S. Recalls

Country

Product

Date

Company

Reason

Incidents Reported

Units

Sold

Remedy/

Action

Australia

Above-Ground Pools: vidaXL, numerous styles

2/14/22

HB Commerce

Liner can tear during use

(U)

(U)

Sep 2021-

Dec 2021

Refunds

 

Climbing Gear: Petzl Pirana Descender

2/14/22

Spelean

Rope can get stuck in blocking slot

(U)

(U)

Jan 2020-

Jan 2022

Refunds

 

Jump Start Packs: Invicta, Sentry, Roypow, J22-22000

2/10/22

Sealed Performance Batteries

Cables can be inserted into wrong ports

(U)

(U)

Aug 2017-

Jan 2021

Refunds

 

ROVs; Ranger 1000, XP 1000

2/14/22

Polaris

Throttle pedal may not return to idle quickly

(U)

1,442

Apr 2020-

Dec 2021

Repairs

Canada

Candles: Anecdote Autumn Fireside Chats, Week­end Getaway, Fall Feels, Sweater Weather

2/16/22

Anthropologie

High flames can crack glass container

None in Canada (nine elsewhere)

623

Aug 2021-

Dec 2021

Refunds

New Zealand

ROVs: General 2- and 4-seat

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Fuel pump flange can degrade

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

 

ROVs: Ranger 1000, 1000 Crew

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Drive belt can break and damage fuel line

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

 

ROVs: Ranger XP 1000

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Drive belt can break and damage fuel line

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

 

ROVs: Ranger XP 1000, 1000

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Throttle pedal can re­turn to idle too slowly

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

 

ROVs: Ranger XP 1000, Diesel

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Defective sheave can affect braking

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

 

ROVs: RZR XP 1000, RZR Turbo, RZR Turbo S, and RZR PRO XP

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Harness stitching might be missing

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

 

ROVs: RZR XP Pro/Pro 4, Turbo S/S4, Turbo/XP 4

2/17/22

Polaris New Zealand

Clutch housing can eject debris/parts

(U)

(U)

(U)

Contact dealer

United Kingdom

Infant Bath Stands: Shnuggle foldable

2/10/22

Mamas & Papas

Seat and stand can be misfitted

(U)

(U)

Apr 2019-

Jan 2022

Safety straps

 

Swim Trunks: Hype Boys, numerous styles

2/10/22

Next

Mesh lining can cause entrapment

(U)

(U)

(U)

"Return"

 

Toddler Beds: Pottery Barn Kids Mid Century

2/10/22

John Lewis

Unspecified safety tests not performed

(U)

(U)

Since

Oct 2021

Refunds or replacements

(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 February 11

Country

Product (number of notices)

Reason

Action/Measure

Austria

Wind-Up Toys: Tedi Aufziehbares Küken chick

Small parts can detach

Voluntary withdrawal

Belgium

Filter Masks: Jiang Xi Rong Ge RG-MX-P01

Insufficient filtration

Mandatory recall

 

Fireworks: Bonbridge X-treme Rocket 3401

Can explode too low

Voluntary recall

 

Fireworks: Unk. brand Trubo 8SH

Too loud

Voluntary recall

Belgium

Speed Pedelec: Ellio

Electrical connector can burst

Voluntary recall

Bulgaria

Garden Tables: Fabbygo SC-091-60

Instability

Ban

Czech Rep.

Dolls: Rainbow Girls 1840

DEHP level

Mandatory withdrawal

Finland

Safety Reflectors: Unk. brand 220252

Inadequate luminance

Voluntary recall

 

Strip Lights: Eurolamp Valonauha LED

Inadequate insulation, more

Voluntary recall

France

Magnesium Crème: Myleore Block'out

Inadequate warnings

Voluntary recall

Germany

Baby Walkers: BabyPlus my first walker

No stair-fall protection

Ban

Hungary

Clothing Sets: Hippil Baby 0251

Beads can detach

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

E-Scooters: Qilive Scooter Joy 151369

Large gaps

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

Extension Cords: steck! SH 10N

Cable too thin

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Light Chains: Unk. brand XM-100-C-L-LN

Cable too thin

Ban/voluntary destruction

 

Romper Suits: Jolly Joy 4054

Rhinestones can detach

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

Sandals: Inspire PM17-14 children's

Rhinestones can detach

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Sweaters: Yutokids 821

Beads can detach

Ban/voluntary destruction

Iceland

Bike Helmets: Rawlink 44742

Breaks easily

Voluntary recall

Italy

Filter Masks: Mupu KN95

Insufficient filtration

Ban

Latvia

Filter Masks: Baltic Masks BM-001V

Insufficient filtration

Voluntary destruction

Luxembourg

Beach Balls: SYZ Beach Balls Bulk

DEHP, DIBP levels

Voluntary delisting

 

Rattles: Edushape Maracito 3pc

Protruding parts

Voluntary delisting

 

Swim Seats: Qiaoniuniu X001Q390RF

Labeled as a toy

Voluntary delisting

Netherlands

Toy Tambourine: Bambolino Nijntje/Miffy

Small bells can detach

Mandatory recall

Norway

Webcams: Voxicon VX-CAM225

Lead level

Mandatory sales stop

Poland

Highchairs: Zopa Ivolia ZOP055710

Accessible stuffing

Voluntary withdrawal

Slovakia

Filter Mask: DB Biotech HG-KN95

Insufficient filtration

Mandatory withdrawal/recall

 

Plush Toys: Unk. brand 4920387 dog

Small parts can detach

Voluntary withdrawal/warning

 

Plush Toys: Unk. brand ZY-15574 pig

Small parts can detach

Voluntary recall/warning

Sweden

Bags: Honana HN-B65

DEHP level

None: "administrative issues"

 

Skin Lightener: Coco Care Lightening Cream

Hydroquinone level

Voluntary sales stop

 

Toy Ducks: Unk. brand Baby Pet Bath

DEHP, DIBP levels

Voluntary delisting

 

Toy Pools: Cloudberry Castle Bollhav

Corner pins can detach

Voluntary recall

United Kingdom

Blenders: Boxo Blend rechargeable

Inadequate thermal protection

Recall

 

Car Seats: Cosatto All in All, various models

Buckles can fail

Recall

 

Climbing Gear: Petzl Pirana D005AA00 D005AA01

Rope can get hooked

Recall

 

Hair Dryers: Voduz Blow Out JB3509A

Sparking/smoking during use

Recall

 

Hot Air Brushes: Hairstar KLD-806

Missing fuse; poor insulation

Delisting

 

Sleep Sacks: Dunelm and Cosatto, various styles

Snaps can detach

Recall