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The Increasing Relevance of a Formerly Little-Noticed Agency

The Increasing Relevance of a Formerly Little-Noticed Agency

It has been nearly four years since enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA; Public Law 110-314), landmark legislation to enhance the authority and resources of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and nearly one year since enactment of HR 2715 (Public Law 112-28), legislation to "fix" some of the problems inherent in CPSIA. In that time, the CPSC has gone from a little-noticed agency to one that is in the thick of things, promulgating Read more [...]
9 Days and Counting…

9 Days and Counting…

In just nine days, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officially launches its Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov. The database, which was mandated by Congress as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-314), has been the subject of much debate since its inception, and even more so as the March 11 launch looms imminent. The well-intentioned purpose of the database is to provide consumers with Read more [...]
The CPSC Public Database is Coming…

The CPSC Public Database is Coming…

On May 24, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish a publicly available consumer product safety information database. When it goes live on SaferProducts.gov in 2011, the database will provide a mechanism for consumers to provide the CPSC with reports of harm involving consumer products. Submitters would be required to identify such harm and the product involved by manufacturer name and model, provide a description of incident, Read more [...]