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Consumer Product Safety Commission

Also called the CPSC. An agency of the U.S. federal government charged with enforcing safety of consumer products such as toys or furniture. The Act authorized the Commission to work with industries to develop voluntary standards, to implement mandatory standards, to recall products and even to ban dangerous products.
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Opened the new National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Maryland, which allows the CPSC to test consumer products in a state-of-the art facility.
CPSC Chairman Stratton said the effort would focus on helping identify previously recalled or banned products from thrift shops or consignment store shelves.
8 -- The Hill quoted Dawson on the confirmation hearing for Gall as CPSC chairperson.
CPSC officials said they tried to work with Consolidated to issue a recall but under federal law could take no further action during negotiations.
After reviewing our data as well as those of other investigators, the CPSC updated its safety recommendations for baseball equipment in 1996.
After years of review, CPSC staff announced during a public hearing last December that there is a need for U.
In 1992, the CPSC issued an updated handbook on creating safe playgrounds.
SVIA encourages CPSC to analyze the new entrants' compliance with safety standards as part of the agency's review of ATV standards.
Consumers can find CPSC on its "OnSafety" blog, which has messages, articles, videos, podcasts and other information.
According to CPSC, the recall is due to improper wiring, which creates a fire hazard, and inadequate insulations, posing a shock hazard.
Earlier predictions that the furniture industry and CPSC were about to agree on a draft upholstered furniture standard may have been premature.
Born out of the consumer movement of the 1960's, Congress created the CPSC in 1972, imbuing it with broad powers: to create mandatory safety standards for the 15,000 consumer products under its jurisdiction, to collect and maintain a national database of product-related injuries and deaths, to recall hazardous products, and to ban products that could not be made safe by a standard.