Staff Web Conference Reporting an Unsafe Product on SaferProducts.gov
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Commissioner Robert Adler
welcomes consumer advocates
and manufacturers to CPSC's Web conference
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is implementing a new Publicly
Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database (Database) pursuant to section
6A of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), as amended by the Consumer Product
Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The Database will allow consumers and other
specified users to submit to the CPSC information about a harm or risk of harm relating
to the use of a consumer product, or other product or substance regulated by the
CPSC, called reports of harm. Qualifying reports of harm will also be publicly available
for search and review by other users.
Consumer advocates take notes
during the Web conference
Consumer product manufacturers (including importers) and private labelers will have
an opportunity to post comments about the publicly available reports of harm relating
to their products. The CPSC published a final rule on the Database in the Federal
Register on December 9, 2010 (75 FR 76832), which will be codified in the Code of
Federal Regulations at 16 CFR 1102. Information on a "soft launch" of the Database
is forthcoming in January, 2011. Official launch of the Database is anticipated
for March, 2011.
CPSC's Ming Zhu walks
consumer groups through the
This Web conference was a demonstration of the form and process for filing a report
of harm on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.