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Feb 26 2024

Feb 26 2024

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CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric February 20 confirmed that unilateral notices are "now part of our toolkit."


Feb 26 2024

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Warnings and other safety information prominently displayed on product packages should be just as visible to online shoppers, CPSC chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric told an ICPHSO audience February 20.


Feb 26 2024

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Degree of risk and/or newness of requirements typically drive CPSC's enforcement priorities, Austin Schlick, the agency's executive director told an ICPHSO audience February 21.


Feb 26 2024

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Send feedback by May 19 to Health Canada on a consultation on portable electric heaters.

Feb 26 2024

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CPSC estimates there were 211 unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide (CO) in 2020 and associated with consumer products in non-fire situations.


Feb 26 2024

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Briefs on toys, tree stands, and PFAS, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.

Feb 19 2024

Feb 19 2024

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CPSC February 12 informed companies that it does not plan to extend the enforcement discretion periods for two parts of Reese's Law on button/coin cell batteries.

Feb 19 2024

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CPSC received strong pushback from industry on its updated proposal on certificates of compliance and e-filing.


Feb 19 2024

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Commissioners February 12 voted 3-1 to approve a CPSC scientific integrity directive but with an addition targeting grievances.


Feb 19 2024

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Comment by March 8 on an EC initiative to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials.


Feb 19 2024

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) seeks feedback by March 3 on mandatory reporting.


Feb 19 2024

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Transition of the EU toy directive into a regulation took a step forward February 13 with the unanimous (37-0) committee vote in the European Parliament favoring an opinion that also seeks changes.


Feb 19 2024

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Commissioner Richard Trumka February 9 voiced concern about Vornado compliance.


Feb 19 2024

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Briefs on CPSC rulemaking, consumer guarantees, fuel containers, focus groups, and consumer policy, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Feb 05 2024

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Consumer product recalls announced by the CPSC in 2023 showed some troublesome extremes.


Jan 22 2024

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The U.S. 5th Circuit appeals court January 17 upheld the protections CPSC commissioners enjoy against not-for-cause removal by presidents.


Sep 18 2023

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Cost-benefit procedure was faulted September 12 by a three-judge panel to vacate CPSC's rule on custom window coverings.


Sep 11 2023

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While the recent $11.5 M civil penalty agreement between Whirlpool and the CPSC certainly raised some eyebrows, what caught my attention are the technical issues behind this penalty.


Jul 31 2023

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CPSC's July 27 hearing on battery fires, especially in micromobility, was marked by a consensus across stakeholders for commission rulemaking.


May 08 2023

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Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) April 26 pushed Consumer Reports to detail any contacts by its writers or other staff with anyone at CPSC over gas stoves.


Apr 17 2023

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Furniture manufacturers and retailers are currently at a crossroads not knowing which way to turn.


Apr 03 2023

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Douglas Dziak is the nominee for the open commissioner position at CPSC.


Mar 20 2023

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CPSC's FY2024 budget request, if granted, would give it 39.4% raise over its current funding.


Mar 13 2023

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A child's value of statistical life (VSL) would be twice that of an adult's in a draft CPSC guidance on such calculations.


Mar 13 2023

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The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) kicked off its 30th Anniversary year at the recently held 2023 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida.


Feb 27 2023

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CPSC staff February 22 sent commissioners a draft request for information (RFI) about gas stoves' effects on indoor air.


Feb 20 2023

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CPSC staffers February 10 asked UL to form a working group to look at lithium-ion battery fires in micromobility products.


Feb 13 2023

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Commissioners voted 3-1 February 8 to publish the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) on revising CPSC's 6(b) rules.


Feb 06 2023

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'Second-life' lithium-ion batteries have generally the same hazard patterns as new counterparts, but at higher likelihood, according to a January 31 report by the UK Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS).


Jan 23 2023

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Many of CPSC staff's 6(b) proposals rely on an understanding of disclosure as involving release of new information.


Jan 16 2023

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The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) January 10 won a stay of the recent CPSC rule on custom window coverings.


Jan 09 2023

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Peloton will pay $19.065 million to settle two CPSC allegations involving Tread+ treadmills – reporting incidents late and selling 38 units after recalling.


Jan 02 2023

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CPSC's budget for the ongoing fiscal year is $152.5 million under the appropriations act signed December 29.


Dec 19 2022

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CPSC's Inspector General (IG) office made seven recommendations following its investigation into the vote on the agency's FY2022 operating plan.