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Nov 23 2020

Nov 23 2020

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Commissioners voted to send a "substantial" civil penalty case to the Justice Department, CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler wrote November 18.


Nov 23 2020

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CPSC's Inspector General (IG) November 16 identified four management challenges for the agency.


Nov 23 2020

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CPSC's Inspector General (IG) November 17 said a contractor's audit found a reportable violation of the Antideficiency Act.


Nov 23 2020

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CPSC November 12 extended to next June 25 the pandemic-related testing relief for safety closures.


Nov 23 2020

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Commissioner Elliot Kaye November 16 expressed pleasure with fellow CPSC members accepting amendments to assess racial and similar disparities in product safety protections.


Nov 23 2020

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Both houses of Congress are moving quickly on companion bills to direct CPSC to study the pandemic's effects on at-home injury patterns.


Nov 23 2020

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There were an estimated 190 unintentional deaths in 2017 associated with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from consumer products, according the most recent CPSC data review.


Nov 23 2020

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) November 16 pointed to a survey report that urged a three-part plan for communicating about risks and concerns with nanomaterials.


Nov 23 2020

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The EU in 2021 aims to develop an "action plan" to work with China to address the safety of products purchased online.


Nov 23 2020

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Briefs on AI, holidays, Brexit, presidential transition, Europe plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Nov 16 2020

Nov 16 2020

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Commissioners November 10 approved an amended FY2021 operating plan by a 3-1 ballot vote.


Nov 16 2020

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A contractor report for the CPSC inspector general (IG) made 12 recommendations across three findings about the NEISS injury data system.


Nov 16 2020

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CPSC's inspector general (IG) office November 3 said the agency made strides towards complying with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).


Nov 16 2020

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Four commenters were positive to CPSC's possible update of its 1970s child strength data.


Nov 16 2020

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CPSC November 12 launched an outreach campaign targeting clothing flammability and risks to seniors.


Nov 16 2020

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A new bipartisan Senate measure targeting home injuries during the pandemic is slated for markup in a November 18 Commerce Committee session.


Nov 16 2020

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Two recent developments from the EU will affect future product safety developments.

Nov 16 2020

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) November 5 said that its Enforcement Forum will run a pilot project in 2022 assessing poison center notifications.


Nov 16 2020

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The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held its 2020 International Symposium on 27-28 October 2020, in conjunction with the European Commission's International Product Safety Week.


Nov 16 2020

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Briefs on CR closures, injury surveillance, fireworks, standards/accreditation plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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Jul 06 2020

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CPSC has not paid Adam Savage a $30,000 fee for his services and use of his image.


Jun 22 2020

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Nancy Beck's CPSC nominations were put in question June 17.


Jun 15 2020

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CPSC's recently created position of consumer ombudsman will have five broad mission goals.


May 25 2020

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CPSC will follow a new executive order on regulations.


May 18 2020

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) May 13 sought information from CPSC-chairman-nominee Nancy Beck about her alleged role in reports of the White House purportedly delaying release of a CDC guideline on post-pandemic reopenings.


May 11 2020

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CPSC's rescheduling of its priorities hearing for May 27 is not an indication that the agency is set to return to normal, in-person operations.


Apr 27 2020

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CPSC and other federal agencies should take five areas into considerations when deciding to resume physical operations, according to an April 20 guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).


Apr 03 2020

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Companies with specific problems delivering recall remedies should make those issues clear to consumers, CPSC is urging.


Mar 30 2020

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CPSC is advising that some companies' recall remedies currently might be unavailable.


Mar 13 2020

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CPSC will use teleworking to the "maximum extent possible" as a Coronavirus precaution, according to a March 13 statement.


Mar 09 2020

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The White House March 2 announced the nomination of Nancy Beck to be CPSC chairman.


Mar 02 2020

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Discussion February 27 between CPSC and ASTM staff on wearable technology quickly expanded into how the two organizations are adapting to emerging technology broadly.


Feb 20 2020

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CPSC staff gave commissioners five reasons to support recently approved integration of some General Counsel staff into the Office Compliance and Field Operations.


Jan 22 2020

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Former CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle spoke to PSL about her decision to join the Washington, D.C. office of Williams & Jensen as a principal starting January 22.


Dec 23 2019

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A report from the Democratic minority of the Senate Commerce Committee urged three steps to improve CPSC responses to unsafe products.


Oct 01 2019

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Gib Mullan will become CPSC general counsel, Acting Chairman Bob Adler told PSL, October 1.


Sep 16 2019

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Robert Adler will take over as CPSC acting chairman October 1.


Aug 05 2019

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Briefs on product safety education, chemicals, PFAS, car seats, anchoring, OHVs, strollers, flooring, consumer education, hot car deaths, vinyl gloves, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jun 18 2019

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CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle will leave the commission October 27 and will step down as agency head September 30.


Jun 10 2019

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The 29 people or entities who received CPSC Information Clearinghouse data outside the 6(b) process included companies, journalists, researchers, lawyers and others.