CPSC goes live with the SaferProducts.gov Database
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has gone live with the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Consumers are encouraged to visit www.SaferProducts.gov to submit Reports of harm or risks of harm, and to search for safety information on products they own or may be considering buying. Reporting product safety incidents through this new, easy-to-use site will help CPSC identify product hazards quicker and provide consumers with safety information on products in and around the home.
Following procedures set up by the law, CPSC will review all online Reports and have five business days to transmit qualifying Reports to the manufacturer, where practicable. Manufacturers then have 10 business days during which they may respond and provide comments and/or claims. At the end of the 10-day period, if all requirements are met, the Report and the manufacturer's comments will be posted on SaferProducts.gov.
Product Hazards & Recalls
To find out if a product you are using has been recalled, please visit www.recalls.gov.
CPSC approves rule on children's product registration cards
The CPSC has issued a new final rule on product registration cards for durable infant and toddler products. The rule stipulates that certain nursery products must come with registration cards, companies must retain data from the registration cards, and the products must permanently display certain contact and identifying information.
*Always send in product registration cards as this is often the only way consumers will be contacted in the event of a recall.*