Scientists and safety experts at CPSC and Health Canada have reviewed consumer safety reports involving Pampers Dry Max Diapers. About 4,700 of you sent diaper comments to CPSC from April 11 through August 30, 2010. Almost 85 percent were in May, when CPSC announced that it was investigating. The comments talked about Dry Max and other diaper issues.

We care about the health and well being of babies and take the reports submitted to us very seriously. Yet thus far, the diaper research done in (…)

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CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin
signed a memorandum today that allows the two agencies to quickly share information about products coming through U.S. ports.

What does that mean? It means federal agencies are cooperating to make U.S. consumers more safe.

“By identifying and checking consumer products at our ports, we can reduce the flow of dangerous products into our homes,” said CPSC Chairman Tenenbaum.

“This is an (…)

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Whatever happened to yo-yo water balls? Once upon a time, in the early 2000s, they were all the rage with young kids. Back then, CPSC received quite a few reports of cords wrapping around children’s heads or necks.

Back in 2003, CPSC advised parents who were concerned about this risk that they should cut the cord off the toy or throw the toy away. CPSC staff concluded that the toy posed a low risk of strangulation, especially for younger children, but advised parents to be cautious.

Since (…)

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(Read the introduction transcript, chairman’s transcript or watch in Windows Media format.

On Wednesday, CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum addressed attendees of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Hear for yourself what she had to say about the agency’s priorities and commitment to consumers by watching the speech.

“When you look at the revitalization that has gone on at the CPSC, state regulators, (…)

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CPSC and its counterpart safety agency in China, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ), wrapped up the 3rd biennial Consumer Product Safety Summit today in Beijing. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum lead the U.S. delegation, which included the agency’s top technical experts and members of CPSC’s Compliance division. 20 U.S. stakeholders participated with the U.S. delegation.

The four-day summit was a platform for (…)

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