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Oct 19 2020

Oct 19 2020

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Staffers from CPSC and ASTM October 15 held a broad and general discussion about cooperation on various emerging technology issues.


Oct 19 2020

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CPSC Commissioner Peter Feldman October 15 lauded the use of a push notice sent directly to a smart product subject to a recall.


Oct 19 2020

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Use of technology to improve regulatory outcomes is not an end in itself, according to an October 9 report on "regtech" (regulatory technology) by the Australian Productivity Commission.


Oct 19 2020

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) October 14 pointed to an effort that showed recurring promotions of a recall were followed by recurring increases in returns.


Oct 19 2020

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An October 14 report on the EU approach to endocrine disruptors asserts that difference between regulatory sectors has created some inefficiencies.

Oct 19 2020

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An ASTM F15.18 working group October 14 looked at packaging warnings for in-bed sleepers.


Oct 19 2020

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An ASTM F15 group is in the early stages of looking at a standard for what it is calling "computer vision based drowning detection systems for residential swimming pools."


Oct 19 2020

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Toys, childcare items, furniture, textiles, and electronics are among the product categories getting called out by name in the EC's October 14 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment.


Oct 19 2020

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Comment by December 9 on a Canadian discussion paper on banning certain single use plastics.


Oct 19 2020

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Briefs on counterfeits, chemicals, OHVs plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Oct 12 2020

Oct 12 2020

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Commissioners October 6 voted 4-0 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to officially replace the standard reference material (SRM) cigarette for mattress and pad flammability testing at 16 CFR 1632.


Oct 12 2020

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Commissioners October 6 voted 4-0 to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to incorporate – with five modifications – the ASTM F2933-19 crib mattress standard into a new Section 104 rule.


Oct 12 2020

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CPSC staffers are not convinced that spandex-containing textiles deserve exemption from flammability tests at 16 CFR 1610.


Oct 12 2020

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CPSC October 7 announced it was looking into infant deaths involving non-sleep pillow products for infants.


Oct 12 2020

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Ikea October 1 wrote CPSC that a mandatory rule on clothing storage units (CSUs) would be "the best way to provide clarity to manufacturers, build consumer trust, set a level playing field, and most importantly, reduce tip-over incidents."


Oct 12 2020

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Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) October 6 wrote Amazon to ask it to investigate its AmazonBasics line.


Oct 12 2020

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CPSC's Office of Communications (OCM) had six priority activities listed in the draft FY2021 Operating Plan issued last month.


Oct 12 2020

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The U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) the first week of October issued numerous research reports on product safety matters.


Oct 12 2020

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Briefs on multi-purpose lighters, exports, PFAS plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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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.