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Jan 20 2020

Jan 20 2020

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CPSC January 16 issued a unilateral warning about a product. This was the second such announcement in eight days.


Jan 20 2020

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A House bill to more-than triple CPSC's civil penalty cap and to loosen its 6(b) procedures likely would face a difficult time if it makes it to the Republican-controlled Senate.


Jan 20 2020

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An ASTM F18.58 working group January 16 began the process of creating a standard for adult standing scooters.


Jan 20 2020

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The ASTM F15.75 subcommittee is targeting February to put final touches on its in-the works-standard on connected products.


Jan 20 2020

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An ASTM F15.66 working group January 9 began looking at crib mattresses made with memory foam.


Jan 20 2020

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Health Canada January 13 offered an overview of its surveillance policy.


Jan 20 2020

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Health Canada January 14 pointed to its recent product-safety guide covering importing, exporting, and transshipping id consumer products and cosmetics.


Jan 20 2020

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Product safety will be an element of a recent EC agreement to address drinking water.


Jan 20 2020

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Product safety procedures will be part of a pilot of a new online filing portal by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).


Jan 20 2020

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Start early and use Chrome (not Explorer) for meeting the January 31 deadline for the next round of reports under Washington State's Children's Safe Products rules.


Jan 20 2020

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California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) January 14 pointed to recent updates to its reasonable warning requirements for chemicals exposures from consumer products.


Jan 20 2020

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Briefs on 3D printing, IoT, firefighting foams, PFAS, escape plans plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


Jan 13 2020

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Jan 13 2020

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CPSC January 8 unilaterally warned consumers about tipover risks from dressers made by Hodedah.

Jan 13 2020

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Seven new comments were generally negative towards a possible CPSC advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) targeting carbon monoxide (CO) from gas furnaces and boilers.


Jan 13 2020

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An ASTM F15.66 task group January 6 had preliminary discussion of concerns about potential compression of foam crib mattresses.


Jan 13 2020

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A January 7 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directs agencies to balance regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) with technology advances and innovation.


Jan 13 2020

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The United States saw an annual average of more than 1.34 million fires for 2008-2017, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).


Jan 13 2020

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Recent EU product safety developments for textiles and clothing have focused on bisphenol A (BPA) and skin sensitising substances.


Jan 13 2020

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In the EU, toys regularly top the list as the product category with the most notifications under the EU Safety Gate Rapid Alert System.


Jan 13 2020

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Briefs on Ann Marie Buerkle and data privacy plus the regular charts on recalls/corrections, standards activities, and CPSC meetings.


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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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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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GENERAL INTEREST

 

Do Bans Help Modern Public Health?

Science Magazine (Washington, D.C.)

A century ago, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect, banning the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”

 

EPA Looks at 3D Printing Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing its scrutiny of 3D printing emissions just as recent predictions say the technology is just beginning to revolutionize manufacturing and the supply chain.

 

 

BLOGS

 

We include some blogs because the contents may be informative or interesting to readers of Product Safety Daily. Inclusion is neither an endorsement by PSL of any products, services or positions nor an indication of any arrangement, financial or otherwise, between PSL and the writers of the blogs.

Former Chemical Industry Lobbyist Would Endanger Children, Consumers if Nominated to CPSC

Public Citizen

Fifty-six consumer, environmental and veterans groups are calling on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to preemptively reject the rumored nomination of Dr. Nancy Beck to head the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

 

 

BIKES, SKATES, SCOOTERS, ETC.

 

Ky. Lawmakers Propose Requiring Helmets for Kids While Riding Bicycles

WEHT (Evansville, Ind.)

Helmets are used by many people who ride bicycles. But a group of Kentucky lawmakers want to make them mandatory for kids.

 

 

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Cyclists

KFFX (Pendleton, Ore.)

Commuters looking to reduce their environmental footprint may want to think twice about safety before hopping on a bike.

 

 

FIRE SAFETY

 

20 Years Later: Fatal Seton Hall University (NJ) Fire Prompted Campus Fire Safety Efforts

Fire Engineering (Fair Lawn, N.J.)

Twenty years have passed since the Seton Hall dorm fire that killed three and injured 58.

 

 

POOLS, SPAS, ETC.

 

Texas Had Deadliest Rate of Child Pool and Spa Drownings in 2019, New Data Shows

KVUE (Austin, Texas)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released new data based on media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation showing Texas had the deadliest rate of child pool and spa drownings in 2019 for children ages 15 and under.

 

Ohio is 4th-Deadliest State for Pool & Spa Drownings among Children, Federal Study Says

WKYC (Cleveland, Ohio)

Ohio is one of the deadliest states for pool and spa drownings involving children, according to a new federal government study.