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Apr 06 2020

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Apr 06 2020

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CPSC staff April 1 expressed confidence in how standards development organizations (SDOs) are approaching wearable technology.


Apr 06 2020

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When fulfilling FoIA requests, CPSC would not charge costs for use of certain computer hardware and software under an updated Federal Register notice that commissioners approved for publishing 4-0 April 1.


Apr 06 2020

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CPSC got four comments on its request for comments on existing crib rules.


Apr 06 2020

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There were an estimated 103,600 non-residential building fires in 2018, according to a late March report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Apr 06 2020

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Apr 06 2020

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An increasing number of consumer IoT devices can be reconfigured by the upload of new software supplied by the manufacturer or downloaded from a third party.


Apr 06 2020

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The European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan as part of its European Green Deal on 11 March 2020, which will have wide-ranging implications on how products are designed, marketed and used in the EU.


Apr 06 2020

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

Apr 06 2020

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Briefs on bed rails, folding chairs, slings, and child garments plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Mar 30 2020

Mar 30 2020

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Coronavirus means CPSC has postponed its briefing on its FY2021 and FY2022 agenda and priorities until further notice.


Mar 30 2020

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Commissioners voted 4-0 by ballot to publish an updated NPR on crib bumpers.


Mar 30 2020

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Commissioners are slated to vote by March 31 on incorporating changes in ASTM F2907-19 into its rules at 16 CFR 1228 on sling carriers.


Mar 30 2020

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Commissioners voted 4-0 to publish a direct final rule updating its Section 104 rule at 16 CFR 1232 on children's folding chairs and stools.


Mar 30 2020

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CPSC in FY2019 had to replace half – four of eight – of its fulltime staff who processed requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), contributing to an increased backlog.


Mar 30 2020

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CPSC data on children interacting with clothing storage units (CSU) is unlikely to be available until the fall, an ASTM F15.42 working group heard March 23.

Mar 30 2020

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CPSC staff will look into whether agency human factors staff can give feedback on a design idea for child-resistant ladder covers for above ground pools.


Mar 30 2020

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Inclined sleepers accounted for nearly all the deaths – 37 of 38 – cited in a March 23 report from Kids in Danger on recalls.


Mar 30 2020

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) March 19 listed five product safety priorities for the coming year.

Mar 30 2020

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Comment by April 30 on a regulatory options consultation on button batteries from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).


Mar 30 2020

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A draft March 18 EC negotiation document includes a brief outline of cooperation sought with the U.K post Brexit.


Mar 30 2020

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Health Canada March 20 said recall collaboration with CPSC was in "steady decline," including a "sharp 37% drop” in the fiscal year that ended March 2019.


Mar 30 2020

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Briefs on risk comprehension, CPSC staff, vinyl plastic film, mattresses and pads, social distancing, and poisoning plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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


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


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


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Many Shoppers Worry about Fake Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak

Retail Dive (Washington, D.C.)

According to a new report from brand protection firm Red Points, 73% of consumers will increase online shopping if the COVID-19 outbreak continues, and 58% of consumers have already bought more goods online than usual.

 

“Panic Buying Is Good for Counterfeiters”

World Trademark Review (London, England)

Consumers may be more easily duped by counterfeit products due to panic buying.

 

 

BLOGS

 

We include some blogs because the contents may be informative or interesting to readers of Product Safety Daily. Inclusion is neither an endorsement by PSL of any products, services or positions nor an indication of any arrangement, financial or otherwise, between PSL and the writers of the blogs.

Sanitizing Cycles and Other Ways to Kill Illness-Causing Bugs

AHAM

Anyone shopping for cleaning products that can kill bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing microorganisms these days might be out of luck, as coronavirus fears have led to hypervigilance about cleaning and sanitizing.

 

Working at Home? Homeschooling? Making your Kitchen Functional During the COVID-19 Quarantine

AHAM

Whether you call it social distancing or quarantine, millions of families are now spending more time together at home than ever and kitchens are being tested to live up to their reputation as a multi-use space.

 

 

CARBON MONOXIDE

 

Learn From This Close Call: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Farm Journal (Lenexa, Kan.)

After getting home from a long day of work, Martinsdale, Iowa farmer and seed salesman Bill Bruere discovered the mechanic working on his equipment avoided a near-tragedy.

 

 

FIRE SAFETY

 

With Everyone at Home, Now Is the Time to Go over Fire Escape Plans

WKBN (Youngstown, Ohio)

Students understand school fire and safety drills, but what about at their home?

 

Are There Holes in Your Electrical Fire Prevention Strategy? Try A Connected Approach

Facility Executive (Tinton Falls, N.J.)

Ensuring property and staff are protected from a fire event is always a top concern for facility managers.