Category Archives: cpsc

President Obama nominates CPSC ED Elliot Kaye as Chairman

President Obama has nominated Elliot Kaye, Executive Director of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to serve as the new chairman of the agency.  Kaye has been at the commission since 2010 when Inez Tenenbaum was sworn in as chairman.  He joins nominee for commissioner, Joe Mohorovic who was nominated by President Obama in November for the open Republican spot on the Commission.  Both await Senate confirmation. Both nominees bring prior ... Read more
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Saferproducts.gov is three years old today

We’re celebrating a birthday here at KID – three years ago today, SaferProducts.gov launched at CPSC.  As required by the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), CPSC developed a consumer incident database which gives the public an opportunity to review product incident reports and make their own reports.  To date, over 20,000 reports have been published through the site. Just as you might check restaurant reviews, check out a ... Read more
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CPSC approves new mandatory standard for strollers, but delays effective date

Since the adoption of Danny’s Law in 2008, CPSC has developed and adopted 12 mandatory standards for infant and toddler durable products.  The most recent is the Carriage and Stroller standard.  The commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt this standard. As required, this standard starts with the ASTM International voluntary standard.  In this instance, CPSC added a requirement to address head entrapment under adjustable grab bars.  ... Read more
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KID’s new report shows need for more work to get recalls out of homes.

Update: Check out the updated USA Today article , NBC 5 Chicago video coverage of the report, pictures from the event. 4 more children’s products have been recalled for safety hazards since KID’s recall report last week.  “Like” KID on Facebook to keep up with the latest recalls and sign up for KID’s email alert to get a list of recalls delivered to your inbox each month.  Today KID released a report, After the Recall: Dangerous Products ... Read more
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Update on CPSC actions

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC is at the helm of children’s product safety.  Here’s a quick update of recent and upcoming activity.Update:  CPSC adopts new mandatory infant bedside sleeper standard.KID’s view: In keeping with the timeline set by Danny’s Law in developing and publishing strong mandatory standards for durable infant and toddler products.  To date, 9 product standards have been published and two more have ... Read more
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Hidden hazards in our homes

It’s a parent’s nightmare: a toy or product they bought for their child ends up causing injury or even death.This tragedy was realized for the Munroe family this past Sunday when their 8 year old daughter and 7 year old son both died when playing in a recalled hope chest  manufactured by Lane Furniture. Reports of similar occurrences led to the recall of these locking chests in 1996. Yet, nearly 20 years later, dangerous products such as this ... Read more
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The CPSC Releases its Annual Report on Nursery Product Injuries and Deaths

Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their annual report on 2012 injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. There was a lot of numbers and some good information given in the report. We recommend you take a look, but for now here’s some of the more interesting and troubling information.InjuriesIn 2012, about 77,900 ER-treated injuries involved a nursery product and a child under the age of five. While this number ... Read more
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What does the government shutdown mean for product safety?

On Tuesday October 1, 2013, the federal government shutdown. Everyone is bracing for the negative impacts as national parks close their gates and thousands of federal employees wait at home without a paycheck for the crisis to be resolved. Closed gates and missing paychecks are obvious enough consequences of the current shutdown, but what of the less obvious impacts? Is the government shutdown dangerous for our kids?The Consumer Product Safety Commission ... Read more
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