Consumer Product Safety Commission: New Product Risks, Voluntary Standards and Product Identification


Jaclyn Caverty (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: HEA021000

Growing numbers of consumer product recalls in 2007 and 2008, particularly of toys and other children’s products, focused increased attention on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As globalization and technological advances expand the range of products on the market, the challenge of overseeing and regulating the thousands of product types becomes all the more complex. This book evaluates the authority and ability of the CPSC to stay informed about new risks associated with consumer products and its ability to identify product hazards, with a focus on voluntary standards and product identification. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Consumer Product Safety Commission: Agency Faces Challenges in Responding to New Product Risks

Consumer Product Safety Commission: A More Active Role in Voluntary Standards Development Should Be Considered

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Action Needed to Strengthen Identification of Potentially Unsafe Products


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