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Dec 09 2019

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CPSC missed seven of 25 performance measure goals in FY2019.


Dec 09 2019

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CPSC staff might host a lab session on testing restraints for clothing storage units (CSUs) although the timing is undetermined.


Dec 09 2019

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An ASTM F15 ad hoc juvenile products language panel December 2 decided to recommend parallel language for two disposal statements regarding button and coin cells.


Dec 09 2019

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CPSC got four comments, three supportive, to its proposed update of Section 104 rules on non-full-size cribs and play yards.


Dec 09 2019

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CPSC would get power to tell companies to calculate their recall-promotion budgets based on earlier marketing expenses under a recent House bill.


Dec 09 2019

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Falls have cemented their place as the top cause of unintentional death due to traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Dec 09 2019

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CPSC needs improvements in how it tracks leased property, according to a November report from its inspector general (IG) office.


Dec 09 2019

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EU regulators get high marks from retailers on product safety enforcement, according to the EC's 2019 Consumer Conditions Scoreboard.

Dec 09 2019

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) December 4 explained that it has organized a list of more than 21,000 substances into five broad categories.


Dec 09 2019

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EPA promoted the November 22 compliance date of the ban on sales of paint removers with methylene chloride.


Dec 09 2019

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Briefs on OFRs, crib bumpers, toddler beds, inclined sleepers, toys, scooters, holiday fires, emerging technologies, SCHEER, nanoforms, risky plays, recalls, holiday shopping plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Dec 02 2019

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CPSC knows of 17 deaths in calendar 2018 among children 12 years or younger and associated with toys, according to its report made public November 20.


Dec 02 2019

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CPSC staffers were participating in 74 voluntary standards projects in the first half of FY2019 (ended March 2019), according to a report made public November 21.

Dec 02 2019

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CPSC had 19 active rulemaking projects last summer according to its just-released regulatory agenda.


Dec 02 2019

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CPSC November 22 warned vape shops and similar outlets of their duties under the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (CNPPA).


Dec 02 2019

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Reporting duties apply to incidents involving nano-enabled products just as much as to any other products, CPSC reminded companies in its 2019 nanomaterials statement.


Dec 02 2019

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Three Senators November 21 urged CPSC to continue working at the ASTM level to require distinctive looks for each of three firearms categories: real, toy/imitation, and non-powder.


Dec 02 2019

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Consumer ability to account for all pieces of a high-powered magnet set took up the majority of an ASTM F15.77 teleconference November 25.


Dec 02 2019

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CPSC staffers applied lessons from both play equipment and child-resistant (CR) closures in coming up with a recommendation on ladders for aboveground pools.


Dec 02 2019

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The annual lists raising concerns about toy safety came out the week preceding Black Friday.

Dec 02 2019

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) November 25 promoted a new video on baby walker safety.

Dec 02 2019

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Prosafe is seeking aid in a new round of EU surveillance projects that began in November. Activity is targeted to continue until February 2022.


Dec 02 2019

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Five advocacy groups November 26 prodded CPSC.

Dec 02 2019

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CPSC November 26 promoted awareness of 19 recalls begun between 2014 and 2019 due to concern about sales at three retailers.

Dec 02 2019

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E-labelling or electronic labelling is an alternative method allowed in some jurisdictions for indicating market compliance (such as displaying certain information online required under product safety legislation).


Dec 02 2019

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The European Commission published a proposed directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers in 2018 as part of its "New Deal for Consumers" package of measures to strengthen consumer protection in the EU and aid enforcement of EU laws, including on product safety.


Dec 02 2019

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Briefs on tipovers and OFRs plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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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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CPSC changed its information-release procedures in early April in reaction to its problematic disclosures to 29 recipients since 2017 and affecting approximately 11,000 companies.


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CPSC's recurring disclosures of companies' information outside 6(b) procedures happened for over a year, and at least one recipient has rejected the agency's request to return or certify destruction of the materials.


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GENERAL INTEREST

 

The Dangers of Deregulation

Phys.Org (San Francisco, Calif.)

From unsafe Boeing 737 Max jets to exploding chemical plants in Houston, we are seeing some visible and dramatic impacts of decades of deregulation.

 

The Corporate Side of Sustainability

The Fulcrum (Ottawa, Ontario)

Environmental preservation has rapidly become a top priority for leaders and organizations all across the world.

 

How to Deal with Indoor Pollution

The Times (London, England)

It’s death by buttermilk pancakes

 

 

BUILDING MATERIAL

 

It Turned into a Nightmare' | Military Families Demand Help from Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

WUSA (Washington, D.C.)

Military families took to Capitol Hill Monday to demand help from lawmakers. They are putting pressure on their elected leaders ahead of two very important congressional hearings this week about military housing.

 

Some New Zealand Schools Plagued by Black Mold and Asbestos, PPTA Says

TVNZ (Auckland, New Zealand)

Yesterday the Government announced state schools could get up to $400,000 each for work such as building upgrades and maintenance.

 

 

FOOD WARE & KITCHEN ITEMS

 

Pediatrician Designs Steel Plates after Report that Chemicals in Plastics May Harm Kids

USA Today (McLean, Va.)

When Manasa Mantravadi bought her twins cute, plastic Disney-themed plates, she didn't think anything of it.

 

 

LEAD

 

New Lead Law Passes, With Teeth

New Haven Independent (New Haven, Conn.)

Alders unanimously approved updating the city’s child lead poisoning laws — but only after including a last-minute change that won over critics who heralded the final version for protecting at-risk kids.

 

Sydney's Toxic Footprint: the Suburbs Most at Risk from Lead Contamination

Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia)

The harbourside district of Mosman, parts of the eastern suburbs and the Blue Mountains are among the most lead-polluted areas in greater Sydney, with new data revealing the city's toxic footprint extends well beyond the industrial inner west.