Draft RCA: Announcement of Consumer Product Safety Apps Challenge Under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011

Draft RCA for the Commission decision to announce an APPS challenge contest to seek applications and tools that combine recalls and safety reports with online sites.
January 13, 2014

Announcement of Consumer Product Safety Apps Challenge Under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011

 

(Briefing package dated January 7, 2014)

 

Decision

The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) to approve publication in the Federal Register, with changes, a notice announcing a prize contest under section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011, 15 U.S.C. 3719. Through the Consumer Product Safety Apps Challenge, the Commission seeks applications and tools that combine recalls and safety reports with online auction sites, online product reviews, search engines and other innovative places where consumers get product information.

 

For the Commission:

 

Todd A. Stevenson

Secretary

 

Commissioners Voting

Commissioners voting by ballot. Due date: Jan. 13, 2014

Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler

Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle

 

Approved changes

 

Commissioner Buerkle would like to have included in the Federal Register for clarification the following:

 

Direct staff:

 

To include language, up front, that makes it very clear that once the user accesses theapp, the relationship is now between the creator of the app and the user. CPSC is merely thevenue that provides access to the app.

 

Therefore the CPSC will require the following disclaimer be prominently displayed on all application or tools. This product is not developed by or endorsed by CPSC.