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Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-08191
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-07557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, containing a civil penalty in the amount of four million, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($4,650,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-07556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 75-day comment period beginning on the NPR publication date. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period by 90 days.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2017-07237
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the Commission's Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0024. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8411), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2017-07236
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the collection of information set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0014. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8409), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products
Document Number: 2017-06875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for infant inclined sleep products (inclined sleep products) in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include inclined sleep products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. The Commission is also proposing to explicitly identify infant inclined sleep products as a durable infant or toddler product subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-06497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs
Document Number: 2017-06270
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for infant bath tubs in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for infant bath tubs in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-05495
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Magnet Sets; Removal of Final Rule Vacated by Court
Document Number: 2017-04381
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on October 3, 2014, titled, ``Safety Standard for Magnet Sets.'' This action responds to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that vacated the rule.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-04240
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-03552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability: Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data
Document Number: 2017-03455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.''
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-03409
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of five million, eight hundred thousand dollars ($5,800,000) within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Toddler Beds
Document Number: 2017-03332
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, in April 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for toddler beds. The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for toddler beds, with several modifications. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, we are publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standard for toddler beds to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys
Document Number: 2017-02147
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[egr]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-16), to become the mandatory toy standard. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-16 and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to section 14(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations
Document Number: 2017-02014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks regulations, the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices. The proposed amendments would create new requirements and modify or clarify existing requirements. Some of the proposed revisions would align with existing fireworks standards or codify the Commission's existing testing practices. The Commission believes that the proposed requirements would improve consumer safety by codifying limits, test procedures, and requirements that would reduce the risk of injury to consumers and clarifying existing requirements to promote compliance.
Portable Generators; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2017-02061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued proposing a standard that limits carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from operating portable generators. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Request for Information Regarding Mattress Materials
Document Number: 2017-02058
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is requesting information on the materials, components, and methods of assembly currently used to comply with the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets.
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2017-01644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of clothing, textiles and related materials intended for use in clothing under the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610) and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 CFR part 1611). These regulations establish requirements for testing and recordkeeping for manufacturers and importers who furnish guaranties for products subject to these standards. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0024. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on April 30, 2017. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2017-01643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of mattresses and mattress pads. The collection of information is set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR part 1632 and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633. These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers subject to the standards. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice, before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-01497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice (Correction)
Document Number: 2017-00270
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hazardous Substances and Articles: Administration and Enforcement Regulations
Document Number: 2017-00240
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-00197
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act; Amendments
Document Number: 2016-31131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. We are proposing to revise the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The Commission also proposes to update the rule to reflect changes in Commission procedures, update Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission, revise employee titles, and make various technical changes and corrections. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the rule.
Notice of Availability of Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Review of the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2016-30405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the availability of a completed rule review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) for the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets (Mattress Standard), 16 CFR part 1633. This regulatory review concludes that the Mattress Standard should be maintained without change.\1\
Safety Standard for Portable Generators; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-29845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) voted to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register on November 2, 2016, concerning portable generators. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a comment period that would close 75 days after the date of publication of the NPR in the Federal Register. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is extending the comment period.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-29061
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
CPSC Litigation Guidance and Recommended Best Practices for Protective Orders and Settlement Agreements in Private Civil Litigation
Document Number: 2016-29004
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) is publishing this Litigation Guidance to provide recommendations for best practices to all parties in relevant litigation related to providing an exemption in protective orders and settlement agreements for reporting information to the CPSC.
Civil Penalties; Notice of Adjusted Maximum Amounts
Document Number: 2016-28242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In 1990, Congress enacted statutory amendments that provided for periodic adjustments to the maximum civil penalty amounts authorized under the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act. On August 14, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) increased the maximum civil penalty amounts to $100,000 for each violation and $15,000,000 for any related series of violations. The CPSIA also revised the starting date, from December 1, 1994 to December 1, 2011, and December 1 of each fifth calendar year thereafter, on which the Commission must prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, the schedule of maximum authorized penalties. As calculated in accordance with the amendments, the new amounts are $110,000 for each violation, and $16,025,000 for any related series of violations.
Conclusion of Consumer Product Safety Commission International Trade Data System Initial Test Concerning the Electronic Filing of Targeting/Enforcement Data
Document Number: 2016-28172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) in consultation with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) previously announced a test to assess the electronic filing of certain data via the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set to the CBP- authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system known as the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Test participants collaborated with CBP and CPSC in examining the effectiveness of the ``single window'' capability and assessing the concept of a data registry (the Product Registry), maintained by CPSC. CBP and CPSC have determined that the test, which the CPSC refers to as the ``eFiling Alpha Pilot,'' was successful, in that participating firms were able to file CPSC's PGA Message Set data as part of an ACE entry, CPSC was able to receive the PGA Message Set data from CBP, and CPSC was able to accept the data into CPSC's system for risk analysis. Accordingly, this document announces that the initial test, the eFiling Alpha Pilot, will conclude on December 31, 2016.
Safety Standard for Portable Generators
Document Number: 2016-26962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with portable generators. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that limits CO emissions from operating portable generators. Specifically, the proposed rule would require that portable generators powered by handheld spark-ignition (SI) engines and Class I SI engines not exceed a weighted CO emission rate of 75 grams per hour (g/hr); generators powered by one-cylinder, Class II SI engines must not exceed a weighted CO emission rate of 150 g/h; and generators powered by Class II SI engines with two cylinders must not exceed a weighted emission rate of 300 g/h.
PetSmart, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2016-27644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with PetSmart, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of four million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($4,250,000) within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database
Document Number: 2016-26963
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information for the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2016-26142
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2016-24941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Best Buy Co., Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2016-24075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Best Buy Co., Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of 3.8 million dollars ($3,800,000) within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products
Document Number: 2016-22557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards must be substantially the same as applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission determines that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with a product. Pursuant to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA, the Commission is proposing a safety standard for baby changing products. The proposed rule would incorporate by reference ASTM F2388-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use (ASTM F2388-16) into our regulations and impose more stringent requirements for structural integrity, restraint system integrity, and warnings on labels and in instructional literature. In addition, the Commission proposes to amend our regulations include the proposed safety standard for baby changing products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Follow-Up Activities for Product-Related Injuries
Document Number: 2016-22696
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information from persons who have been involved in or have witnessed incidents associated with consumer products.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22653
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Third Party Conformity Assessment Body Registration Form
Document Number: 2016-21826
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (``Commission'' or ``CPSC'') announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') a request for extension of approval of a collection of information under the requirements pertaining to a third party conformity assessment body registration form, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0143. In the Federal Register of June 30, 2016 (81 FR 42669), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received one comment that was out of scope. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-21807
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Statement of Policy on the Commission's Interpretation of Intent To Produce Audible Effects Within the Meaning of the Commission's Fireworks Regulations Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act
Document Number: 2016-21014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a Proposed Statement of Policy regarding the Commission's interpretation of the phrase ``intended to produce audible effects'' that appears in the Commission's fireworks regulations.
Petition To Amend Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy Regarding Labeling of Household Products Containing Methylene Chloride; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-20928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) received a petition requesting that the Commission amend the agency's 1987 Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy regarding labeling of household products containing methylene chloride (Policy Statement). The petition asks the Commission to expand the Policy Statement to address acute hazards from inhalation of methylene chloride vapors in addition to the chronic hazards addressed by the current Policy Statement. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-21076
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database
Document Number: 2016-19811
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information for the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain Plastics
Document Number: 2016-19464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified plastics with specified additives would not require third party testing for compliance with the mandatory phthalates prohibitions on children's toys and child care articles.
Children's Sleepwear Seminar
Document Number: 2016-18597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission, or we) staff is holding a 1-day Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) Children's Sleepwear Seminar (the Seminar). The Seminar will focus on testing, certification, and other compliance guidance relating to mandatory FFA standards and requirements for children's sleepwear. The Seminar will be held on October 20, 2016, at the CPSC offices in Bethesda Towers, Bethesda, MD. We invite interested parties to participate in or attend the Seminar.