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KID releases new report on SaferProducts.gov

August 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) back in 2008. This landmark safety legislation paved the way for improvement in safety standards and lead to the creation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s public database, SaferProducts.gov, in March of 2011. This website allows consumers to share their personal experiences with various products, reporting any incidents or ... Read more
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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips from Kids In Danger

As you begin shopping for loved ones this holiday season, make safety a priority and follow KID’s shopping safety tips:   Check products for recalls on the go by visiting KidsInDanger.org from any mobile device. Look for markings or labels that show the product has met safety standards. Don’t buy toys with small parts. If it fits inside a toilet paper tube, it’s too small for a child under three. Follow product directions ... Read more
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Marking the anniversary of the first postings on SaferProducts.gov

Monday, April 2, marks the first anniversary of the posting of consumer reports about products at SaferProducts.gov.  A year ago, there was much gnashing of teeth and hand-wringing about the awful effects of letting consumers tell their own experiences with products -- out where anyone could see!  Prior to the new database, reports coming in to CPSC from consumers were kept in the dark, announced only in aggregate when there was a recall or ... Read more
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CPSC database now has over 200 incidents posted; survived appropriation process

First, thanks to all of you who emailed or called Congress expressing your support for the new consumer incident database, SaferProducts.gov, at CPSC. If you haven't visited yet, check out the Search page and see what incidents consumers have already filed. But during last weekend's debate on keeping the government open, discussion of eliminating funding for this important safety program continued. In the end, the final agreed bill did not include ... Read more
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Saferproducts.gov now has consumer reports posted

Saferproducts.gov, the new searchable database at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) went live for reports on March 11. Now, as the three week timeline for processing the reports comes to an end, CPSC has begun posting those reports. KID, while not busy defending CPSIA in the House, has taken a look and recommends you do too. The reports are varied. Some cover known hazards such as crib failures, fingertip amputation hazards in strollers, ... Read more
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More on the database, four days after launch

Have you gone to check out SaferProducts.gov? That's the new CPSCsite dedicated to the publicly available consumer safety incident database. Consumers and others can report problems with products, incidents and injuries related to consumer products. CPSC has always had an online form for reporting, but now, most reports will become part of the public database. Remember that this is a site to report safety issues, not product reliability or quality, ... Read more
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Important Consumer Tool Launched Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A coalition of consumer and safety groups today applauded the launch of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s consumer product safety information database that would allow people to share and access safety information about the products they own and consider buying. The groups -- Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Kids In Danger, Public Citizen, Union of Concerned Scientists, and the U.S. Public Interest ... Read more
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Tomorrow is the day

It feels a little like the eve of the first day of school – some of us are very excited and can’t wait; others, not so much. Tomorrow, CPSC will launch their new publically-accessible consumer database at saferproducts.gov. Now, just as is already the case with cars, medicine and medical devices, consumers will have a place to report incidents with products as well as look for safety information that other consumers might have entered. Manufacturers ... Read more
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