Table Saw Flesh Detection Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
Should Table Saw Flesh Detection Technology Be Jammed Down Our Throats?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is being petitioned to impose a mandatory rule, in an effort to have the government require a specific active flesh detection technology for all table saws. On October 11, 2011, CPSC took a possible first step of prescribing such a mandatory rule by issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-making (ANPR).
Power Tool Institute [PTI] is encouraging woodworkers, all consumers and interested parties to submit comments to the ANPR by the CPSC’s deadline of December 12, 2011.
A website www.powertoolinstitute.info that contains a link to submit a comment to the CPSC and other resources to ensure that woodworkers’ and other consumers’ voices are heard on this important issue.
Additional information on PTI’s position on the ANPR can be found at: http://www.powertoolinstitute.com/pti_pages/pdf/FactsAtAGlance.pdf.