Staff Web Conference Reporting an Unsafe Product on

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Bethesda, Maryland

Commissioner Robert Adler

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.
Attendees at the Web Conference

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.

Project Manager Ming Zhu

CPSC's Ming Zhu walks
consumer groups through the
reporting experience

This Web conference was a demonstration of the form and process for filing a report of harm on

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.