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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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Rather than immediately announce this finding and recall a potentially unsafe product, the CPSC changed their lead testing technique and employed an averaging scheme that scientists said underestimated the level of lead in the lunch boxes.
CPSC defines a "sling carrier" under the scope of ASTM F2907-15 as "a product of fabric or sewn fabric construction, which is designed to contain a child in an upright or reclined position while being supported by the caregiver's torso.
De ce nombre, 36 repondants d'organismes communautaires (OC) et 30 repondants issus des services sociaux et de sante publics (Centre de services sociaux et de sante--CSSS, Centre jeunesse--CJ, Centre de readaptation en deficience physique--CRDP) ont participe au sondage ainsi que 9 representants issus des CPSC.
The CPSC Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) for the proposed rule offers some data on the number and severity of accidents, but those data are only for the year 2010 and cannot indicate any trend.
Opened the first foreign CPSC office in Beijing, where our employees work with the Chinese government, domestic and foreign manufacturers, and other US government agencies to ensure safer products coming into the United States.
Answer: The CPSC believes that everyone, even a competitor, who reports information to the database is under a legal duty to provide accurate information.
8) CPSC, in fact, has taken the fairly extraordinary step of proposing changes to the Act, primarily to limit retroactive application to products where exposure poses a health and safety risk to children, lower the age limit of certain products, and allow CPSC to address certain requirements on a logical basis, using risk assessment to establish need and priorities.
For the CPSC to work, however, it would require strong leaders with a strategy for policing everything from coffeemakers to lawnmowers.
Even though the report did not identify a danger to young children, the CPSC recommended that voluntary standards be developed to eliminate lead in athletic turf.
If the manufacturer decides the product is not defective, it does not need to report the problem to the CPSC.
Back in November the CPSC hit Firefox, an Idaho-based pyro supply company, with a civil complaint.
Additionally, CPSC noted that the folding joint lock on the model FS-101 scooter can break, causing the handlebars to release from the upright position.