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Jul 13 2020
Product Safety Letter will not appear July 20, 2020, due to its schedule of 48 issues per year. The next issue, Vol. 48, No. 28, will be July 27, 2020.

Jul 13 2020

Jul 13 2020

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The language of the Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) law necessitates that body entrapment be addressed by any additional systems beyond those listed in the law, according to a July 6 joint statement by Acting Chairman Robert Adler and Commissioner Elliott Kaye.


Jul 13 2020

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Seven administrative upkeep documents came out of CPSC the week of July 6.


Jul 13 2020

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ASTM July 7 moved towards setting up a task group to address concerns of CPSC's Democratic commissioners about infant carriers and sleepers.


Jul 13 2020

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CPSC staffers July 7 told AHAM representatives that the coronavirus has had at least one positive outcome for the agency.


Jul 13 2020

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The EC in 2019 processed 2,243 alerts in its Rapid Alert (RAPEX) system.


Jul 13 2020

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Health Canada July 2 took steps to clarify where various consumer products stand under the nation's enforcement structure.


Jul 13 2020

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Steinhoff Asia Pacific paid AU$25,000 over allegations it made false statement on returns, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said July 7.


Jul 13 2020

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Three new EC requests for comments involve matters affecting product safety.


Jul 13 2020

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Two early July notices from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) give windows into its plans and work:


Jul 13 2020

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The European Commission July 7 acknowledged the presence in Rapid Alert reports of products intended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.


Jul 13 2020

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CPSC has not paid Adam Savage a $30,000 fee for his services and use of his image, a CPSC source told PSL July 6.


Jul 13 2020

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Briefs on expansion gates, coroner reports, artificial light, OHVs, disinfectants plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jul 06 2020

Jul 06 2020

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CPSC staff July 1 sent commissioners a complex plan to address organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs).


Jul 06 2020

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Upcoming changes to CPSC's SaferProducts.gov database will be more about presentation and usability and less about content.


Jul 06 2020

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CPSC and UL staff July 1 raised the possibility of regular – perhaps quarterly – meetings to update each other about emerging technology projects.


Jul 06 2020

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Mention of Adam Savage and his images disappeared from CPSC social media and website following rape allegations against the costar of MythBusters.


Jul 06 2020

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CPSC got two comments to its proposal to update how it assesses FoIA fees


Jul 06 2020

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) June 25 gave advice on how CPSC and other federal agencies eventually could return to full on-site operations.


Jul 06 2020

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Two recent reports from the federal government look at how e-cigarettes can expose users to acute lung risks.


Jul 06 2020

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U.S. fire departments in 2014-2018 responded to an average of 7,610 home structure fires attributed to candles, according to a report made available in late June by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).


Jul 06 2020

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The EC the last week of June launched three inquiries on possible updates to its product safety and related mandates.


Jul 06 2020

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Health Canada's non-mandatory test method for corded window coverings became effective June 19.


Jul 06 2020

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) June 26 noted the two-year transition phase for the nation's new mandatory requirements for aquatic toys.


Jul 06 2020

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The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held its first Virtual Product Safety Training Workshop on 17 June 2020.

Jul 06 2020

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Briefs on shutdowns, masks, disinfecting plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
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.