CPSC Highlights Product Safety Efforts in 2007
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released its 2007 Performance and Accountability Report: Saving Lives and Keeping Families Safe, summarizing the agency's steps to improve consumer product safety in 2007. CPSC reports that in recent years, an average of about 28,200 deaths and 33.6 million injuries have been related to (not necessarily caused by) products under CPSC jurisdiction. These injuries, deaths and related property damage cost the American public over $800 billion annually. The 2007 report highlights CPSC's work with the Chinese government to improve import safety, and its efforts to notify the public on lead in children's toys and kids' jewelry.