- Consumer Product Database Turns One
New analysis shows database is working as intended
- Consumer Reports and Consumers Union Honored with CPSC Award for Advancing Product Safety, Helping Save Lives
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission honored Consumer Reports and its policy and advocacy division Consumers Union with a special award in recognition of “exceptional contributions to consumer product safety.”
- Consumer Groups Applaud CPSC Vote for Independent Safety Testing of Toys, Children’s Products
Third-party testing was a key provision of a law passed to crack down on unsafe children’s products
- Congress passes the consumer product safety bill
The bill preserves the independent safety testing of toys and other children’s products
- House Committee Votes to Gut Safety Database
CPSC will be severely limited to protect the public from unsafe products.
- A House committee takes up bill to weaken CPSIA
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys, products
- Group letter to House regarding bill that undermines the CPSIA
The CPSIA created, for the first time, a requirement that children’s products be tested for safety before they get to store shelves
- Proposed changes to product safety law pose dangers to children
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act created a requirement that children’s products be tested for safety
- Consumers Union Applauds Product Safety Database Launching March 11
Urges Congress to support database in new ad
- Five Budget Cuts That Could Be Harmful to Your Health
Hard-fought-for laws and regulations to save lives and the environment will be gutted or eliminated in budget cuts passed by the Republican-controlled House From: AOLnews.com
- The fight over regulations, and why it’s important to you
by Ami Gadhia and Jean Halloran You may have heard a lot recently about Washington D.C. and its ‘regulations’ – probably not much of it good. Politicians and others have been talking about doing away with federal regulations, and the Senate is set to consider several bills that will make it a lot tougher for Continue Reading
- Were your holiday gifts naughty or nice? Report any unsafe products.
The decorations are down and the tree is long gone, but how are your holiday gifts and toys holding up? If you received any products that turned out to pose safety hazards, report them to www.SaferProducts.gov. Thousands of people have logged complaints of unsafe products on this website launched last year by the U.S. Consumer Continue Reading
- “A safer generation of cribs” hit the market
Parents have a lot of things to worry about when it comes to keeping their kids safe, but sleeping in a crib shouldn’t be one of them. Today, new rules go into effect that should have babies and their parents resting easier. In a move hailed by consumer groups as long overdue, cribs sold in Continue Reading
- Critical safety information finally in the hands of consumers
If that gas barbeque grill you’re considering had a lot of safety complaints from users – specifically, that it catches fire, melts and in some cases causes burns — wouldn’t you want to know before you buy?
- Recalled beef? There’s an app for that.
A sign of the times: government agencies are now alerting the public of food and product recalls through their new Products Recall app for smartphones.
- Deadlines for new toy safety rules
Deadlines approach to implement new law on lead and phthalates in toys. Learn more!
- What are they arguing about?
The House and Senate versions of the product safety bill (HR 4040) are not the same, and the differences matter.
- Those harmed by unsafe products speak out
Andrew Hartung came to Washington D.C. on February 7th to make sure baby products don’t hurt babies. It seems obvious – but will take major reform. So he joined several other families on the Hill to tell the press and Senators how the reforms they are now considering would keep kids safe.
- Who can we count on to keep our products safe?
The Washington Post recently published some White House insider speculation about potential new Chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Nancy Nord has been Acting Chairman for the past X months) The front-runner, they say, is Gail Charnley, a consultant with a doctorate in toxicology from MIT. But who is she really?
- CPSC: 22 children died in toy-related deaths in 2006
From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog: While toys with lead paint and tiny magnets have gotten a lot of attention this year, statistics released today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission serve as a sobering reminder that the simple and most classic of toys—balloons, tricycles, scooters and balls—are often just as hazardous.
- Senate approves CPSC overhaul before adjourning Source: The Hill (Monday August 1, 2020)