July 7, 2008
CPSC's Safety Review
The July issue of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's The Safety Review is available online. Following is an excerpt from the introductory comment, "Picking up the Pace," by Nancy Nord, acting chair of the Commission:
Lawmakers responded to my requests for changes at the CPSC that will
help us continue to face the issues of today and respond to the needs
of tomorrow. The resources provided by Congress have enabled us to
pick up the pace of our plans already underway. We’re increasing staff,
including the creation of an Import Surveillance Group to monitor ports
for hazardous imports. We’re bolstering our relationship with the Chinese
government to better control the quality of goods coming to our shores.
We’re providing industry with necessary information for it to address new
quality control measures for some consumer products.
And there are other innovative changes underway. Our new Early Warning
System will provide advanced intelligence to detect emerging hazards.
We’re replacing our outdated laboratory with a facility that will be critical
for the evaluation of a broad-range of hazards. Our plans to extensively
upgrade our information technology will address 21st century consumer
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