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Jun 01 2020

Jun 01 2020

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CPSC's first virtual hearing May 27 occurred mostly without problems even with a few minor issues like delays in witnesses being unmuted.


Jun 01 2020

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A May 20 CPSC report gave recommendations on eight potential sources of additional data for the agency.


Jun 01 2020

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Commissioners' votes are due June 2 on publishing a final Section 104 rule on expansion gates with two alternative requirements versus ASTM F1004-19.


Jun 01 2020

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Commissioners' votes were due near the PSL deadline on a recommendation by agency staff to deny a petition on vacuum diffusion technology (VDT) for pool and spa drains.


Jun 01 2020

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There will be a joint task group formed between two ASTM F15 subcommittees to address issues raised by CPSC's Democratic commissioners about infant carriers and sleepers.


Jun 01 2020

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A UL task group May 28 began the process of addressing CPSC worry about hyperthermia deaths associated with electric space heaters.


Jun 01 2020

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Despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, European lawmakers have been pushing ahead with various initiatives in May that have the potential to significantly impact product safety regulation and enforcement.


Jun 01 2020

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COVID-19 hurdles are behind a joint press release between CPSC and Mueller Austria.


Jun 01 2020

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The European Commission announced on 30 April 2020, that it has been coordinating a screening of online platforms and advertisements to ensure consumers are not subjected to content promoting false product claims, unsafe scam products and products being sold at excessive prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Jun 01 2020

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Briefs on sling carriers, CPSC data, and chests plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


May 25 2020

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May 25 2020

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May 25 2020

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CPSC will follow a new executive order on regulations. "We read the executive order as applying to CPSC, and we are taking steps to implement it,"


May 25 2020

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) May 19 included two recommendation on CPSC and related safety agencies among potential cost-saving actions that Congress has not acted on.


May 25 2020

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) May 14 sought the withdrawal of Nancy Beck's nominations to CPSC.


May 25 2020

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The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) used consumer access as the crux of a suit it filed May 18 in the Third Circuit U.S. appeals court challenging incorporation of voluntary standards into CPSC rules, such as under Section 104.


May 25 2020

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CPSC May 19 issued three new advice sheets related to increased time in homes due to COVID-19.


May 25 2020

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The Vermont Department of Health May 19 highlighted the upcoming need to notify it of children's products sold during the current reporting period ending August 30.


May 25 2020

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) circulated a checklist of safety issues that should be checked prior to post-quarantine reopening of closed buildings.


May 25 2020

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) May 11 said there are nine areas needing more work related to building water safety.


May 25 2020

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Early estimates of 2019 traffic fatalities show declines across all categories, including those involving or touching on consumer products.


May 25 2020

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July 31 is the comment deadline on a European inquiry into potential restrictions involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


May 25 2020

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There are six recommendations in a May 13 report from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on the EU's work on addressing substances of concern.


May 25 2020

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Briefs on infant carriers, 3D printers, child passengers plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



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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.


May 27 2019

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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.


May 20 2019

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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."


May 13 2019

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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.