Public Citizen and five other leading consumer groups released a report recently detailing the reforms needed to ensure consumers’ safety. Among other findings, the report states that the number of recalls of toys and children’s products is up 22% over the first half of last year, despite industry promises last year to solve the problems that made 2007 the “year of the recall.” Defective and dangerous products – from lead-painted toys to vacuum cleaners that catch fire – are being allowed onto our store shelves and into our homes. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has failed to do its job to protect American consumers.
Public Citizen recently released a study showing that manufacturers often wait nearly three years before telling the CPSC about defective products that can kill people – and the agency typically takes another seven months to warn the public. These products include infant swings implicated in six deaths. We need a strong, effective agency that can warn the public quickly about dangerous and defective products – and enforce the law against violators. Under current law, the CPSC can do neither effectively. The status quo is unacceptable – the CPSC should protect American consumers, not manufacturers!
Source: Public Citizen
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