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1 CPSC’s Public Data Base Tom Schroeder 10/11 *This presentation was prepared by CPSC staff. It has not been reviewed or approved by, and may not necessarily reflect the views of, the Commission.

2 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission n The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction n The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

3 CPSC Need for Death/Injury/Incident Data n Set Priorities n Support Ban or Recall of Hazardous Products n Convince Industry and Others of Need for Product Standard n Support Development of Product Standards n Evaluate the Effectiveness of Product Standards n Develop Information and Education Campaigns to Raise Public Awareness of Product Safety

4 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 Signed into law in August 2008  Signed into law in August 2008   Sec Establishment of a Public Consumer Product Safety Information Database

5 Sec Establishment of a Public Consumer Product Safety Information Database n Establishment of a publicly available, searchable, Internet-based website; n Searchable by manufacturer or private labeler; n Transmission of reports to manufacturers or private labelers within 5 business days of receiving report; and n Reports of harm relating to the use of consumer products and other products or substances regulated by CPSC that are received by CPSC are to be made available in a database no later than 10 days after manufacturer or private labeler is sent report.

6 H.R n Delays publication of report up to 5 additional days if a manufacturer submits a Materially Inaccurate claim. n Additional effort to collect model, serial number, or photo of product.

7 Reporting an Unsafe Product

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9 Consumer Local government State government Federal government Public Safety Health Care Medical Examiner Child Service

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11 Searching for Incidents and Recalls

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14 Business Registration

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17 Eligible for Release on Saferproducts.gov n Consumer product identified n Report of (potential) harm n Manufacturer identified n Contact information of submitter n Verification of content by submitter n Consent of submitter to publish n Category of submitter n Date of incident

18 Recent Reporting Numbers n Potentially eligible15,243 n Currently eligible 4,338 –Consumer4,188 –Public safety entity 47 –Local government agency 34 –Health care professional 24 –State government agency 17 –Child service provider 15 –Medical examiner/coroner 11 –Federal government agency 2 n 84% consented to releasing contact info to manufacturer

19 Recent Reporting Numbers n Currently posted3,841 n Manufacturer notifications4,223 –Sent by 3,336 –Sent by mail 887 n General comments received2,286 n Materially Inaccurate Claims434 –Accepted301 –Accepted in part 32 –Rejected 92 –Wrong Manufacturer234 –Other claims200

20 Recent Reporting Numbers n Online manufacturer registrations –2,642registered – 383rejected – 260awaiting confirmation

21 Contact Information Tom Schroeder Statistician, Division Director Division of Hazard and Injury Data Systems U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 4330 East West Hwy Bethesda, MD 20814


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