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Consumer Product Safety Commission

A U.S. government agency charged with overseeing the safety of a wide variety of products, tools, and toys used in the home, in communities, and in the workplace.
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Anyone who has followed the CPSC over the years will join in the opinion that my years as Chairman of the CPSC were transformative years.
CPSC will help officials from NARTS and Safe Kids host seminars to educate thrift store staff about dangerous recalled products that could find their way onto secondhand store shelves.
In addition to gathering incident data, CPSC staff also conducted a series of burn tests to evaluate the effectiveness of standards currently being used in the U.
Some 100,000 injuries, including an average of 15 deaths, associated with all types of playground equipment are reported to the CPSC each year.
Contact: CPSC, phone 301-504-7908, website http://www.
CPSC estimates that more than 85% of the industry meets this standard, and that 80% of furniture production resists cigarette ignition.
Seeking answers to my questions regarding Danny's death, I logged onto the CPSC website (www.
Others have singled out the backroom efforts of CPSC chairman Ann Brown and others close to Brown as the real culprits.
The mandatory federal ruling will enable CPSC to hold retailers and distributors accountable, seek civil penalties against manufacturers for non-complying bunk beds, and stop shipments of non-complying bunk beds made by foreign manufacturers.
But the CPSC said in a statement that it will continue investigating complaints in which parents have reported that the pie-face dolls have started chomping on children's hair after gobbling down meals of ersatz carrots and french fries.
At the press conference, Brown touted a new CPSC report recommending softer baseballs with spongy cores made of polyurethane, rubber, or kapok, and protective equipment such as batting helmets with face guards, and break-away bases, which loosen from their anchoring on impact, for children's baseball leagues.
The CPSC recommends, instead, that infants be placed on their back or side when being put to sleep and that adults should avoid soft bedding products for infants whenever possible.