Consumer Product Safety Commission

Latest Consumer Product Safety Commission Items
  • Illustration: Cribs by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NORTHUP: Crib crash kills cash, doesn't save kids

    That splintering noise you heard Tuesday was the sound of tens of thousands of safe cribs being thrown into Dumpsters by financially distressed retailers. We arrived here along the all-too-familiar path of congressional mandates and regulatory excess. For anyone who still doubts that our economy is being strangled by executive agencies churning out burdensome and unwarranted regulation, chilling proof can be found in the economic waste caused by the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) handling of the congressional mandate to promulgate retroactive safety standards for cribs.


  • The Washington Times
Darryl Benson-El sells fireworks to teens Dalonte Brown (left) and James Johnson at a stand on Bladensburg Road Northeast in the District in July 2009. In 2010, fireworks-related injuries sent 8,000 people to the emergency room, with an estimated 50 percent of injuries happening to people under 20 years old.

    As July 4 nears, feds stressing fireworks safety

    From bottle rocket to homespun explosive, every firework needs a safety buffer, according to new data released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission at a Tuesday morning conference on pyrotechnic hazards.


  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission cites concern about too little oxygen and carbon dioxide buildup in the inflatable spheres known as "water walking balls." The commission is urging people to stay out of them because of a risk of suffocation or drowning. One company that sells the water balls says on its website that there is enough oxygen to last 30 minutes. (Associated Press/Consumer Product Safety Commission)

    Product safety warning for 'water walking balls'

    The government is warning people to stay out of those giant see-through inflatable spheres known as "water walking balls" because of the risk of suffocation or drowning.


  • EDITORIAL: Leash law for lawyers

    The Republican-led House of Representatives is fighting back against big-money plaintiffs' attorneys who use campaign cash to control congressional Democrats.


  • SaferProducts.gov draws criticism from Capitol Hill

    Consumer advocates are eagerly awaiting March 11, the formal launch date for the government database SaferProducts.gov, where people can share complaints of injury or worse from everyday products such as cribs, highchairs, space heaters and toasters. But the database, overseen by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, isn't universally popular.


  • Nearly 10,000 babies suffer crib injuries yearly

    Almost 10,000 infants and toddlers are hurt in crib and playpen accidents each year, according to the first nationwide analysis of emergency room treatment for these injuries.


  • CPSC delays key part of anti-lead law

    The government has again delayed independent safety tests required for many toys, youth all-terrain vehicles and other children's products as part of a 2008 anti-lead law _ a move meant to help small businesses burdened by the law.


  • EDS: CORRECTS AGENCY NAME -- FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010  file photo, glasses with characters from "Return of the Jedi" and "The Wizard of Oz" are seen during a test for cadmium, lead and other toxic elements in Los Angeles. The federal agency that declared lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses were children's products has reversed itself and said the glasses are, in fact, for adults. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that as a result the glasses are not subject to a recall previously announced by their importer. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    Feds dismiss need to recall lead drinking glasses

    A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults _ not children's products subject to a previously announced recall.


  • Feds dismiss need to recall lead drinking glasses

    A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults _ not children's products subject to a previously announced recall.


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