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, (…)

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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, (…)

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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 (…)

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        Through our work at CPSC, we encounter many tragedies. We see injuries and deaths due to lacerations, poisonings, drownings, strangulations, blunt trauma, and other causes. Incidents involving children are the most heart-breaking and continue to motivate me, my fellow commissioners, and the staff to make the home a safer place for every American, young and old.

More lives are lost and more homes are destroyed by fire than any other hazard. According to the National Fire Protection (…)

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