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March 14th, 2018
UL Certifies First Low Carbon Monoxide Portable Generator to ANSI/UL 2201

Techtronic Industries Ryobi branded portable generator model RY907022FI demonstrates compliance to UL safety certification requirements for mitigating carbon monoxide output NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 15, 2018 — Portable generators marketed under the Ryobi brand (model RY907022FI) have achieved UL certification to ANSI/UL 2201. ANSI/UL 2201, Standard for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission Rate of Portable Generators, addresses… read more

January 19th, 2018
Mitigate Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On January 3, 2018, consensus was achieved on the 2nd edition of ANSI/UL 2201 – the American National Standards Institute accredited national standard for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission Rate of Portable Generators. Driven by the work of the Task Group and by specific comments provided by the Standards Technical Panel (STP) and other stakeholders, ANSI/UL 2201… read more

December 12th, 2017
CPSC Recalls More Personal e-Mobility Devices

When one type of Personal e-Mobility Devices, the hoverboard, first entered the market in 2015, they were a big hit with consumers; however, these devices quickly became safety hazards. Numerous reports of fires that ignited while charging the units led to a major recall and warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and recommendations… read more

October 13th, 2016
CPSC Asks to Amend Interpretation and Enforcement Policy Regarding Labeling of Household Products Containing Methylene Chloride

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked to amend the Interpretation and Enforcement Policy Regarding Labeling of Household Products Containing Methylene Chloride. This document specifies the Commission’s guidance for labeling of household products containing methylene chloride, focusing particularly on paint strippers. 52 FR 34698 (Sep. 14, 1987). A public consultation is open for… read more

August 16th, 2016
CPSC Votes to Exempt Four Plastics from Third-party Testing Requirements

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted this week to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would exempt four plastics from third-party testing for compliance with mandatory phthalates prohibitions in children’s toys and child care articles. The determination that these plastics would not contain the prohibited phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and… read more

June 10th, 2016
CPSC Publishes Revised Final Rules for Carriages and Strollers

Details The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has proposed final rules intended to improve the safety of carriages and strollers. Published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2016, the proposed final rules are open for public comment until July 11, 2016. The revised final rules will now reference ASTM F833-15. Title 16 CFR… read more

April 5th, 2016
UL Shanghai and Shenzhen Accredited to U.S. and EU Juvenile Product Test Standards

Details   UL Shanghai and Shenzhen laboratories are now registered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as approved laboratories for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) third-party testing and accredited to China National Accreditation Service (CNAS).   Why It Matters   The global regulatory landscape for juvenile products is becoming increasingly complex. As… read more

February 26th, 2016
CPSC will no longer require General Conformity Certificates for Low-Risk Adult Apparel already exempt from testing

Details The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has unanimously adopted the elimination of costly and unnecessary General Conformity Certificates (GCC) on clothing manufacturers and importers for adult clothing made from fabrics that the CPSC says are inherently safe and compliant. Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), products covered by a… read more

October 16th, 2015
CPSC Issues Recommendation for the Child Safety Use of Window Blinds with Pull Cords

UNITED STATES – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued the three-step recommendation, “Kids and Cords Don’t Mix,” on the safe use of window blinds with pull cords. The recommendations states: Examine all shades and blinds for exposed cords on the front, side and back of the product Use cordless window blinds in… read more

October 16th, 2015
CPSC Announces Withdrawal of Testing Exemption for Toys

UNITED STATES – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the withdrawal of the direct final rule removing third-party testing requirements for heavy elements in unfinished and untreated wood used in toys. Released on July 17, 2015, the direct final rule stated that unfinished and untreated trunk wood does not have the following… read more