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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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February 11, 2022—NHTSA Published in the Federal Register a Final Rule Amending the Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Container Integrity Safety Standard, (FMVSS 304, 49 CFR 571.304)

DATES: The effective date of this Amendment is March 14, 2022.  The compliance date for this Amendment is March 14, 2023.  Any Petitions for Reconsideration of this Final Rule must be filed on or before March 28, 2022. SUMMARY:  This Final Rule modifies the visual inspection interval on vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) from the currently specified interval of  ‘‘at least every 36 months or 36,000 miles, … [Read More...]

September 1, 2020 NHTSA Published a Request for Comments on an Interim Final Rule Changing the Phase-In Schedule for FMVSS 141 (Minimum Sound Requirements for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles) in Response to the COVID-19 Effects on the Auto Industry.

DATES: The amendments made in this rule are effective August 28, 2020. Comments should be submitted your comments early enough to ensure that the docket receives them by September 16, 2020. SUMMARY: This interim final rule responds to an emergency petition submitted by the Alliance resulting from the COVID–19 public health emergency. After considering the issues raised in the Alliance petition, NHTSA agreed that the COVID-19 disruptions to automotive manufacturing made compliance with the … [Read More...]

On June 2, 2020, NHTSA Reopened the Comment Period on the Hybrid III 5th Percentile Female Anthropomorphic Test Dummy (49 CFR 572; Docket No; NHTSA-2019-0023)

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before August 3, 2020. BACKGROUND:  The comment period was reopened because of public requests.  In addition, NHTSA is also docketing a document describing procedures it has developed to measure SAE chest jackets already in use in the field in order to assess the uniformity of the jackets and to determine jacket dimensions and tolerances to be specified in the Final Rule … [Read More...]

On April 3, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing a Safety Standard for Crib Bumpers/Liners (16 CFR 1240, Docket No. CPSC 2020-0010)

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 17, 2020 SUMMARY:  The CPSC is proposing a safety standard for crib bumpers/liners, and it is also proposing to identify crib bumpers/liners as durable infant or toddler products subject to CPSC’s consumer registration requirements. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include crib bumpers in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. The Commission proposes to incorporate by reference … [Read More...]

On March 20, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it will soon be revising the 573 Recall Report form in the Manufacturer Recalls Portal to include a new section, labeled “Involved Components.”

NHTSA ANNOUNCEMENT--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will soon be revising the 573 Recall Report form in the Manufacturer Recalls Portal to include a new section, labeled "Involved Components." This section will contain three component-related fields: Component Name, Component Description, and Component Part Number, to be used to supply the information relating to the specific component(s) or software involved in the recall. Previously, NHTSA requested this … [Read More...]