CPSC Approves Rule Establishing a Publicly Available Consumer Database for Reporting Product Safety Incidents

On November 24, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a final rule to establish a publicly available consumer product safety information database. The rule, which was approved by a 3-2 vote and will be published in the Federal Register, also establishes how CPSC will work with consumers and manufacturers or private labelers to process and post incident reports on the database. The consumer database will be officially launched in March 2011 as part of the SaferProducts.gov website.

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