US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Public Meeting November 4, 2009 (9 AM)

November 04, 2009
CPSC staff discuss a petition for the exclusion of brass lead.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Public Meeting November 4, 2009 (10 AM)

November 04, 2009
The Commission conducted a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the draft guidance for industry entitled ""July 2009 Staff Draft Technical Guidance on Unblockable Drains."" The guidance specifies requirement for a drain cover, such that, when attached to a drain, it constitutes an unblockable drain.
Are Your Window Coverings Safe?

November 03, 2009
Corded window coverings are on of the top 5 hidden hazards in the home. Examine all window coverings in your home for accessible cords.
Halloween Safety Tips

October 30, 2009
Candle flames and flammable costumes can be a dangerous combination. By following these simple safety tips, you can ensure that this year's Halloween is a safe one.
Change Your Clock - Change Your Batteries!

October 30, 2009
Did you know....The risk of dying from fires in homes without smoke alarms is twice as high as in homes that have working smoke alarms? Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can alert you to a fire or poisonous carbon monoxide in your home and give you valuable escape time. These alarms save lives and prevent injuries. That's a fact.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Public Meeting October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009
CPSC staff vote on lab accreditation requirements for lead, lead determination guidance and recreational off-highway vehicles.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Public Hearing October 14, 2009 Morning Session

October 14, 2009
CPSC staff brief the commission about recent exclusions and requirements for lead, discuss the safety of recreational off-highway vehicles, and give details on the Toy Safety Certification Program, Toy Industry Association, Consumer Union and Consumer Federation of America.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Public Hearing October 14, 2009 Afternoon Session

October 14, 2009
CPSC staff brief the commission about recent exclusions and requirements for lead, discuss the safety of recreational off-highway vehicles, and give details on the Toy Safety Certification Program, Toy Industry Association, Consumer Union and Consumer Federation of America.
In-Home Drowning Dangers

October 08, 2009
Every year about 90 children drown in bathtubs, buckets, toilets, hot tubs and landscape ponds.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Public Meeting October 7, 2009

October 07, 2009
GAO explain how, ""Better Information Planning Would Strengthen CPSC's Oversight of Imported Products."" CPSC staff give a presentation on actions being taken to implement the recommendations in the GAO Report. CPSC staff also discuss the status of substantial hazard listings on drawstrings and hair dryers and the status of product registration cards.