The CPSC has amended the mandatory safety standard for disposable and novelty lighters to adjust the import value of disposable lighters. As a result, refillable lighters with a customs value or ex-factory price under US$2.75 are now subject to the standard. More
Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Xanthan gum, Certain steel nails, Refillable stainless steel kegs, and Various products.
Topics: Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determination on Polyester Textured Yarn; Remand Proceeding in AD/CV Probe of Truck and Bus Tyres; Scheduling of Final Phase of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Steel Wheels; Scheduling of Final Phase of CV Injury Investigation of Glycine; Initiation of AD Sunset Reviews of Steel Nails; Section 337 Investigation of Earpiece Devices Amended. More
The CPSC has provisionally accepted an agreement assessing a US$1.0 million civil penalty against a company to resolve charges that it knowingly failed to notify the CPSC of defects in its stainless steel trash cans. Any interested person may ask the CPSC not to accept this agreement or otherwise comment on its contents by 13 December. More
The DEA has issued a final order that maintains the placement of certain substances, including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. More
Effective 23 November, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. More
Sens. Doug Jones (Democrat-Alabama), Tom Carper (Democrat-Delaware) and Pat Toomey (Republican-Pennsylvania) on 26 November sent a joint letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office requesting a study of the Section 232 product exclusion process for steel and aluminium imports. Among other things, the senators observe in their letter that the DOC has received 49,301 exclusion requests and issued decisions in just 34 percent of cases. More
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will hold a hearing on 17 December and will accept input from interested parties by 31 December on a proposal to clarify recent changes concerning the responsibility for providing warnings under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (commonly known as Proposition 65) as well as the term “actual knowledge” in subsection (f) of the regulations. More