The Medical Examiners and Coroners Alert Project (MECAP) is a quick-alert system designed to collect timely information on deaths involving consumer products. We review and screen each fatality report. Some reports are even assigned for investigation. Learn more about MECAP.
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Here's a brief overview of the importance of reporting MECAP fatality reports to CPSC.
Why is MECAP Important
- Witnesses' memories of details are fresh.
- Products involved may still be intact and avaialble for testing.
- Prevention strategies can be implemented quickly.
Benefits of MECAP
- To teach and alert the public about unsafe usage of hazardous products,
- To provide the opportunity to investigate an incident while the details of the incident are still fresh,
- To network with colleagues on shared challenges,
- To create a greater opportunity to remove hazardous products from the marketplace,
- To receive an email newsletter about current MECAP topics,