January 20, 2019


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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 December 15, 2017, the CPSC Published a Final Rule Providing a Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools (16 CFR 1232)

DATES: This rule will become effective June 15, 2018. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 15, 2018. Background:  On October 19, 2015, the Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for children’s folding chairs and stools. 80 FR 63155.  The NPR proposed to incorporate by reference the voluntary standard that was in effect at that time, ASTM F2613–14, Standard Consumer Safety … [Read More...]

On December 14, 2017, the CPSC Published a Direct Final Rule Adopting the Latest ASTM Regulation for Child Safety with Gasoline Containers (16 CFR 1460)

DATES: This final Rule will become effective on January 12, 2018 unless the CPSC receives substantial adverse comments by December 28, 2017. Background: On November 13, 2017, the Commission received notice from ASTM that a revision to ASTM F2517 was published in November 2017. the Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use. The Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA or the Act) adopted as a consumer product safety rule, … [Read More...]

On December 4, 2017, the CPSC Published a Final Rule Adopting With Minor Modifications ASTM F963 for Toys (16 CFR 1250)

DATES: This final Rule will become effective on February 28, 2018 unless the CPSC receives substantial adverse comments by January 3, 2018.  Background: Earlier this year, the Commission published a Direct Final Rule adopting ASTM F963-16 as the CPSC Safety Standard for Toys.  ASTM has now published a revised Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety, F963-17.  The CPSC is adopting the revised ASTM F963 Standard as 16 CFR 1250 with the exception of the addition of text in … [Read More...]

On November 30, 2017,the CPSC published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Clothing Storage Tipovers

DATES: Submit comments by January 29, 2018 Background:  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is aware of numerous injuries and deaths resulting from furniture tip overs. To address this risk, Commission staff reviewed incident data for furniture tip overs and determined that clothing storage units (CSUs), consisting of chests, bureaus, and dressers, were the primary furniture category involved in fatal and injury incidents. Through enforcement and educational … [Read More...]

On October 30, 2017, NHTSA Published the Final Rule with Its Response to a Petition for Reconsideration Regarding Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles, FMVSS 136, (49 CFR 571.136)

DATES: Petitions for Reconsideration of this Final Rule must be received by December 14, 2017 Summary:  The petitioner, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), requested that NHTSA amend the test conditions for the agency’s performance test by allowing a larger lane width for long wheelbase truck tractors. The agency decided to grant the petition because it believed there was sufficient evidence to indicate that a larger lane width is needed for testing of long wheelbase truck … [Read More...]