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Stephen Selander retired from General Motors Legal Staff as Senior Counsel in 2002 after 29 years of service. The Selander Law Office, PLLC began in 2006 and specializes in providing legal advice to companies with product safety or pass-by noise issues. Stephen Selander represents clients in investigations and proceedings conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC).

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On March 28, 2017 NHTSA Published A Notice in the Federal Register Delaying the Effective Date of the Increase in Penalties for Exceeding the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (49 CFR 578.6)

DATE:  The Effective Date of the Fuel Economy Standard Published on December 28, 2016 is now June 26, 2017. … [Read More...]

On March 7, 2017, because of a Decision by theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the CPSC Published a Final Rule Vacating Its Rule Establishing Requirements for Magnet Sets (16 CFR 1240)

DATES: The action is effective on March 7, 2017. However, the court order had legal effect immediately upon its filing on November 22, 2016. EXERPT: On December 2, 2014, Zen Magnets, LLC (Zen) filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit challenging the magnet set rule. The Tenth Circuit concluded that the Commission’s rule provided incomplete and inadequately explained findings. The court vacated and remanded the rule to the Commission.  Zen Magnets, LLC v. Consumer … [Read More...]

On February 2, 2017, The CPSC Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Amending the Regulations Relating to Hazardous Substances, (16 CFR 1500), and Fireworks, (16 CFR 1507).

DATES: Submit comments by April 18, 2017. OVERVIEW:  The objective of the proposed rule is to update CPSC’s fireworks regulations to reflect the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices in order to reduce the risk of injury that fireworks devices present to consumers SUBJECTS OF THE PROPOSED REQUIREMENTS: New Hazardous Substance Bans under 16 CFR 1500 consistent with the American Pyrotechnics … [Read More...]

On February 2, 2017 The CPSC Published a Direct Final Rule Mandating ASTM F963 as a Safety Standard for Toys

DATES: The rule is effective on April 30, 2017, unless we receive significant adverse comment by March 6, 2017 OVERVIEW: This Final Rule sets for the testing requirements in 16 CFR 1112 for the Third Party Conformity Testing Bodies to follow for testing relating to the Safety Standard for toys in 16 CFR 1250.  It also publishes the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Toys (16 CFR 1250) mandating portions of ASTM F963 as the Safety Standard, as required by the procedure set forth by Congress … [Read More...]

On January 12, 2017, NHTSA Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a Safety Standard for Vehicle to Vehicle Communications (49 CFR 571.150 or FMVSS 150)

DATES:  Comments must be received on or before April 12, 2017 The 166 Page rule can be found at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-12/pdf/2016-31059.pdf Here is my outline of the Executive Summary:  Executive Summary The proposal contains V2V communication performance requirements predicated on the use of on-board dedicated short-range radio communication (DSRC) devices to transmit Basic Safety Messages (BSM) about a vehicle’s speed, heading, brake status, and other … [Read More...]