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PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Jan 25 2021

Jan 25 2021

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CPSC Acting Chairman Bob Adler January 15 wrote the Senate committee and subcommittee that oversee the agency seeking aid in getting COVID-19 vaccines for staffers whose duties make social distancing difficult.


Jan 25 2021

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CPSC missed five of 25 performance goals in FY2020, and it did not have data for two.


Jan 25 2021

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CPSC staff January 19 explained that they had not yet discussed the effects on its flame-retardant research of the recently passed mandate to move towards adopting California's TB-117-2013 into its upholstered furniture flammability rules.

Jan 25 2021

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A late December open letter from Health Canada gives additional advice on the nation's mandates for flammability and children's costumes.


Jan 25 2021

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The EU's REACH system has had a positive cost-benefit effect, according to a January 13 report from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).


Jan 25 2021

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A pilot program for the UK's Primary Authority system found three benefits and four challenges.


Jan 25 2021

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Briefs on child strength, infant swings, regulatory review, deregulation, regulations, rulemaking freeze.


Jan 18 2021

Jan 18 2021

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Commissioners voted 4-0 to publish an updated Federal Register notice on seeking OMB approval for a child strength study.


Jan 18 2021

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CPSC January 8 warned against buying or using loose 18650 lithium-ion batteries.


Jan 18 2021

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Comments were generally supportive towards CPSC's proposal for a Section 104 rule on crib mattresses.


Jan 18 2021

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A new product safety regulation from the U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) gives advice for post-Brexit compliance in that nation.


Jan 18 2021

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An ASTM F15.21 task group January 11 began looking at whether testing failures of ring slings are due to lab setups or instructions rather than the products themselves.


Jan 18 2021

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Participants in an ASTM F15.74 teleconference January 14 decided to consider an idea to specify appropriate users of weighted blankets by both age and weight.


Jan 18 2021

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A new guidance from the U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) includes four elements companies should provide when submitting product reports.


Jan 18 2021

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Briefs on children's bikes, artificial intelligence, mattress flammability plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.



FREE CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER
Jan 11 2021

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Gib Mullan, CPSC general counsel, and Chris Hudgins, the agency's legislative affairs director, will be leaving.


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.