Staying healthy and injury-free as we age is a goal we all share. But how do you do it?
Consider the facts: seniors have suffered about five million medically-treated consumer product-related injuries each year since 2007. The majority of consumer product-related deaths involve seniors 65 and older.
The number, rate and costs of serious consumer product-related injuries to seniors have risen along with the size of the population of older adults in the U.S.
At the U.S. Consumer Product Safety (…)Read More May 20
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 (…)Read More Oct 26
The U.S.-China Consumer Product Safety Summit is continuing today in the beautiful Chinese city of Shanghai.
CPSC’s main goal at the Summit is to highlight the importance of building U.S. safety standards into consumer products destined for the U.S. before they reach our ports.
That’s so important for all terrain vehicles – or ATVs – the focus of our discussions here today at the Summit. Yesterday, Chairman Tenenbaum and CPSC officials toured an ATV factory in Taizhou, Jiangsu. Today, (…)Read More Oct 23
It’s Day 2 of the U.S.-China Consumer Product Safety Summit and ATV safety is on the agenda. ATVs can be a lot of fun to ride, but ATVs are also involved in hundreds of fatalities and more than a hundred thousand injuries each year. We need to reverse the rising death toll associated with these popular recreational vehicles.
Today, Chairman Tenenbaum and 10 CPSC staff members travelled about two hours outside of Wuxi to the industrial city of Taizhou for a firsthand look at a Chinese ATV factory, (…)Read More Oct 22
CPSC’s Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and 10 staff members have arrived in Wuxi, China and are looking forward to the 3rd biennial U.S. China Consumer Product Safety Summit getting underway.
The theme of this year’s summit is promoting best practices by Chinese manufacturers and U.S. importers to ensure product safety.
The CPSC team is working with Chinese manufacturers and U.S. importers to build U.S. safety requirements into products before they reach U.S. ports so you can have confidence in (…)Read More Oct 21