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Feb 17 2020

Feb 17 2020

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CPSC experienced a large plummet in FY2019 in its performance measure involving 85-day preliminary determinations.


Feb 17 2020

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CPSC would get $135 million in FY2021 under the February 10 White House budget request.


Feb 17 2020

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CPSC February 11 alleged that refusal to recall was behind its third, previously-rare unilateral product warning in recent weeks.


Feb 17 2020

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CPSC February 11 reported that its data showed a statistically significant decrease in ATV related injures from 2017 to 2018.


Feb 17 2020

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Commissioners were slated to vote as PSL was going to press on a direct final rule on portable bed rails.


Feb 17 2020

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An ASTM F15.18 task group is struggling with what to do with a test fixture drawing in the F406 standard on non-full-size cribs and play yards.


Feb 17 2020

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Product safety is always a hot topic on the agenda in the EU and 2019 was no different with many developments affecting product manufacturers, as well as those who import and sell products in the EU.


Feb 17 2020

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The European Commission's 2020 work programme, released on 29 January, confirms further imminent product safety reforms under the Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme and the Commission's on-going key focus to make EU laws digital-age-proof.


Feb 17 2020

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The European Parliament February 12 adopted a resolution on fair and safe use of artificial intelligence (AI).


Feb 17 2020

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) February 7 signed New York's long-pending bill on chemicals in children products.


Feb 17 2020

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Comment by March 16 on a California proposed rule on warnings for consumer products sold via the internet and catalogs. This includes purchases via mobile apps.


Feb 17 2020

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Briefs on labeling, plastics, and washing machines plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Feb 10 2020

Feb 10 2020

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CPSC staffers identified four unresolved issues with the new Age Determination Guidelines.


Feb 10 2020

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CPSC is asking 19 question across five topics for its burden-reduction inquiry into its crib rules.


Feb 10 2020

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CPSC should leverage its Section 29 powers to get state and local help in fireworks enforcement, visitors from the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) reiterated February 4.

Feb 10 2020

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Expect the first in-depth discussion at the end of March on UL's in-the-works standard on augmented, virtual, and mixed reality.


Feb 10 2020

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A January 31 executive order targets the exploitation of small shipments for importing counterfeits and other contraband.


Feb 10 2020

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Renewed attention to the EU's product safety law is an element of the EC's 2020 work program made available January 29.


Feb 10 2020

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Briefs on REACH, Brexit, cigarettes, regulatory awards plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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CPSC members May 21 voted 2-3 against a motion by Commissioner Dana Baiocco to bring in a detailee from FBI, DOJ or similar agency to investigate the large disclosure of information outside 6(b) procedures.


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Disciplinary action is not off the table in CPSC's internal investigation of information released outside 6(b) procedures, but that possibility is tempered with the phrase, "if warranted."


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A coalition of six advocacy groups May 6 sent members of Congress a letter and fact sheet seeking passage of HR 2211.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Extend to Obesity, Osteoporosis, IQ and Beyond

Healio (Thorofare, N.J.)

Although causality is difficult to prove definitively, mounting evidence suggests adverse health consequences of endocrine-disrupting among humans.

 

 

LEAD

 

New Report Shows that Fewer Children Have Lead Poisoning in Connecticut

Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.)

A total of 1,665 Connecticut children under age 6 had lead poisoning in 2017, a drop of almost 17% from the year before and the largest one-year decrease in five years, according to a new state report.

 

Cases of Children with Lead Poisoning Drop 17% in CT

Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)

A total of 1,665 Connecticut children under age 6 had lead poisoning in 2017, a drop of almost 17 percent from the previous year and the largest decline in five years, according to a report from the state Department of Public Health.

 

 

POISON

 

Caretakers to Blame for Half of Child Poisonings from Unsupervised Medication Exposures, Study Says

CNN (Atlanta, Ga.)

Parents and grandparents, listen up -- this is serious. More than half of children under age five poisoned by prescription pills ate them after an adult removed the child-resistant safety packaging.

 

Adults Unintentionally Make It Easy for Young Children to Eat Dangerous Meds

Pharmacy Today (Washington, D.C.)

New research highlights the need to keep medications in their child-resistant containers.