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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Jan 30 2023

Jan 30 2023

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CPSC staff, in response to a question from Commissioner Mary Boyle, did not find a clear trend in gender differences for button/coin cell batteries.


Jan 30 2023

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CPSC got three comments pushing back on a contractor report on debris penetration in recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).


Jan 30 2023

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A contractor report made available by CPSC January 19 made 11 observations about crib bumper characterization and testing.


Jan 30 2023

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), ranking minority member on the Senate Commerce Committee, January 25 sent to CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn Saric 16 questions and 14 requests for documents about gas stoves specifically and gas appliances generally.


Jan 30 2023

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Comment to the EC by February 20 on an ecodesign inquiry about products with imaging capabilities.


Jan 30 2023

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The EC February 8 will present a two-hour webinar on changes affecting REACH dossier completeness checks.


Jan 30 2023

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Briefs on button/coin batteries, gas stoves, fires, animal tests, lead, and textiles, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jan 23 2023

Jan 23 2023

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CPSC staff is urging commissioners to stick by the view that already public information is fair game for disclosure outside 6(b) restrictions.


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 23 2023

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CPSC staff is recommending three areas of requirements to satisfy Reese's Law, which aims to protect against children ingesting button and coin batteries.


Jan 23 2023

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How to handle battery safety issues outside Reese's Law was among the topics at a January 18 CPSC briefing on the proposed rules to enforce the law.


Jan 23 2023

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Health Canada January 17 explained that it has created a dedicated webpage for fire departments and similar safety authorities to report product information.


Jan 23 2023

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February 5 is the deadline for a new round of comments to Washington State on chemicals in certain products.


Jan 23 2023

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Briefs on gas stoves, firearm storage, fuel containers, PFAS, and fires, plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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Oct 10 2022

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CPSC was one of three agencies contacted in late September by three legislators about intellectual property violations against a Wisconsin company.


Oct 10 2022

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The FBI's September 30 warning about online sales of counterfeit batteries focused on the safety risks.


Jul 19 2022

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Kids In Danger (KID) launched a new online course geared towards entrepreneurs and businesses that create children’s products – the KID Design Safety Toolkit.


Jun 27 2022

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The Senate June 22 confirmed Mary Boyle to be a CPSC commissioner.


Jun 20 2022

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Mary Boyle's nomination to become a CPSC commissioner moved closer to a final Senate decision with a 49-47-4 vote June 16 to end debate.


May 23 2022

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CPSC May 20 used its power to make unilateral safety announcements with infant rescue bags.


Apr 25 2022

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Volume 1, Number 1 of Product Safety Letter was dated April 3, 1972.


Apr 11 2022

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Amazon is seeking documents about CPSC from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to help build its defense in its forced recall case.


Mar 07 2022

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Mary Boyle's nomination to be a CPSC commissioner remains alive despite a 14-14 party-line committee vote March 3.


Feb 28 2022

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Several weeks ago, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ignoring its own data, and despite its good intentions, enacted a rule that in our view unnecessarily exposes infants to an increased risk of death in play yards.


Feb 21 2022

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CSPC speakers February 16 confirmed as intentional a trend that has arisen in recent months – movement toward faster action.


Feb 14 2022

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Commissioners February 9 followed through with a threat to launch an administrative suit aimed at forcing a recall by Leachco.


Feb 07 2022

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E-commerce retailers' accuracy in stating the correct age grades for toys varies, especially comparing different toy types.


Jan 31 2022

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Administrative Law Judge James Grimes January 19 declined to dismiss CPSC's lawsuit to force a recall by Amazon, rejecting the company's position that it is not a distributor under the CPSA.


Jan 10 2022

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The first deadline of a just-signed New York State law (S.4630-B/A.5418-B) on certain classes of flame retardants (FRs) affects electronics displays and stands.


Jan 03 2022

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There was an increase in SaferProducts.gov submissions in FY2021 compared to FY2020.


Jan 03 2022

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Wearable items– whether clothing or technology – got specific callout in a CPSC contractor report on product risks to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).


Dec 20 2021

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The appropriate amount of time given to companies to come into compliance with CPSC rules was the primary topic at a December 14 decisional meeting.


Oct 11 2021

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The Senate October 7 by voice votes confirmed the nominations of Alexander Hoehn-Saric to become CPSC chairman as well as a commissioner until 2027.


Oct 05 2021

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Republican commissioners' September 24 use of their temporary majority to alter CPSC's FY2022 Operating Plan led to an assertion from Acting Chairman Robert Adler that their move was a "clear and serious breach of our internal rules."