Consumer Product Safety Commission bringing product reports to the Web

New database would offer public safety incident reports

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is moving forward on establishing a comprehensive database available online to the public that would provide searchable information on product safety reports.

The commission issued a notice of proposed rule-making today on carrying out terms of a 2008 law that requires the agency to create a public database of product safety information.

Currently, the commission maintains a database of consumer complaints, performs research on safety of products, collects information on product-related safety incidents, and publishes information about product recalls.

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