Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer Information

Press Releases

Studies

Testimony and Comments


Consumer Information

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Press Releases

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Studies

  • CFA Report Shows That Children from Low-Income Families Face Greater Safety Risks, 06/17/2013. (PDF)
  • TOTAL RECALL: The Need for CPSC Reform Now, 07/23/08. (PDF)
  • The Wrong Person for the Job: Consumer Groups Express Concern about Nominee to Head Consumer Product Safety Commission, 04/26/07. (PDF)
  • Organizations Opposed to Baroody, 04/26/07. (PDF)
  • Congressional Intent of CPSC, 04/26/07. (PDF)
  • CPSC Powers of the Chairman, 04/26/07. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • CFA and Consumers Union Comments on Incorporation by Reference, 02/12/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Group Letter to CPSC on Voluntary Recall Notices, 02/04/2014. (PDF)
  • Pediatricians and Consumer Advocates Ask CPSC for Action on High-Powered Magnet Safety Standards, 10/22/2013. (PDF)
  • Comments to U.S. CPSC on Petition Requesting Rulemaking Eliminating Accessible Cords on Window Covering Products, 09/13/2013. (PDF)
  • Testimony Before CPSC Addressing Agenda and Priorities FY 2015 and 2015, 07/10/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Consumer and Safety Organizations Petition the U.S. CPSC to Issue Mandatory Standards to Make Window Covering Cords Safer for Children, 05/23/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Letter to Senator Rockefeller on the "Youth Sports Concussion Act," 05/20/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Oppose Harmful Amendments to the Budget Resolution of 2013, 03/21/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to President Obama on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • An Agenda to Ensure Consumers are Heard, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Rachel Weintraub  Before the CPSC Regarding FY 2014 Priorities, 06/20/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Sections 628 and 630 in FY 2013 Appropriations Bill Effecting CPSC 06/19/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Promulgation of Mandatory Standard for Window Coverings, 06/14/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on CPSC to Recall the Bumbo Baby Seat, 02/07/12. (PDF)
  • The Consumer Federation of America Opposes Legislation to Undermine Crucial Consumer Protection Regulations: S. 299, S. 1606, and S.1938, 02/01/12. (PDF)
  • Changes to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Fact Sheet, 08/15/11. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition Calls for Nomination of New Commissioner to CPSC, 08/03/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Urge the House to Oppose Rollbacks to Product Safety in FY 2012 Appropriations Bill, 07/14/11. (PDF)
  • Group Letter to CPSC Supports 100 ppm Lead Standard in Children's Products, 07/12/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Urge the House Committee on Appropriations to Oppose Rollbacks to Product Safety in FY 2012 Appropriations Bill, 06/22/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Oppose CPSC Weakening Provisions of FY 2012 Appropriations Bill, 06/15/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Oppose HR 1939, the Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011, 05/25/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Safety Groups Urge House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade to Reject Bill that Undermines the CPSIA, 05/11/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the Discussion Draft CPSIA Amendments, 04/07/11. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Groups Strongly Oppose Senate Amendment 199 to Defund CPSC, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • Public Interest Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Efforts to Defund CPSC Consumer Product Information Database, 03/01/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Strongly Oppose Amendment to Deny Funds to Consumer Product Safety Commission, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Strongly Urge U.S. House of Representatives to Oppose Pompeo Amendments that Defund Key Product Safety Initiatives, 02/17/11. (PDF)
  • CFA's Rachel Weintraub testifies before Senate Commerce subcommittee on Product Safety in the Holiday Season, 12/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to CPSC on Regulations Restricting Cadmium in Children’s Products, 10/18/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Toddler Beds, 07/13/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Bassinets and Cradles, 07/13/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Notice of Requirements for Accrediation, 07/06/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CFA, CU, Kids in Danger, and Public Citizen to the CPSC on Interpretation of 'Children's Product', 06/21/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Infant Bath Seats, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Safety Standards for Infant Walkers, 11/17/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC Regarding the Interim Final Intrepretative Rule on Civil Penalty of the Consumer Production Safety Improvement Act, 10/01/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act, 04/29/10. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Section 101 Electronic Devices Interim Rule, 03/16/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to CPSC Regarding Section 101 Inaccessible Component Parts, 02/17/09. (PDF)
  • Coalition of Public Interest Groups Urges President Obama to Appoint New Leadership at the CPSC, 01/30/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation and Other Public Interest Groups Urge CPSC Commissioner to Dispel Misinformation among Entities Regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, 01/07/09. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to CPSC on Laboratory Accreditation Process for Crib and Pacifier Testing, 11/21/08. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU, CFA, and Kids in Danger to the CPSC on Labeling Requirements for Toy and Game Advertisements, 11/20/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Safety Groups Strongly Oppose Vitter Amendment to CPSC Reform Act, 03/06/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Safety Groups Support Cardin-Obama Amendment to CPSC Reform Act, 03/05/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Safety Groups Support Feinstein Amendment to CPSC Reform Act, 03/05/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose DeMint Amendment to Consumer Product Safety Reform Act, 03/04/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Senate to Support S.2663, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Reform Act, 02/26/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on the Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act, 11/06/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance and Automotive Safety of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 10/04/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub before Senate Consumer Affairs and Product Safety Subcommittee, on CPSC Oversight, 03/21/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Comments to CPSC Rulemaking on Lead in Children's Jewelry, 03/12/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub, House Appropriations Subcommittee, CPSC Budget, 02/28/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and U.S. PIRG Letter to CPSC about Stove Safety, 02/16/07. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Comments to CPSC on Portable Generator Rulemaking, 02/15/07. (PDF)
  • CFA , Consumers Union, U.S. PIRG and Kids in Danger Comments to CPSC on Rule 15(b) Changes, 06/26/06. (PDF)
  • Defective Products: "Will Criminal Penalties Ensure Corporate Accountability?" written testimony from Public Citizen and CFA, 03/20/06. (PDF)
  • Criminal Penalties for Product Manufacturers, Written Testimony of Joan Claybrook, Laura MacCleary and Rachel Weintraub before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 03/17/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Call on CPSC to Reject Preemption of State Tort Claims in Mattress Rule, 02/14/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Request $2 million Increase for CPSC's Budget, 04/07/05. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Rachel Weintraub on U.S. CPSC Reauthorization, 06/17/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Giving Segways Unfettered Access to Trails and Sidewalks without Safety Hearing First, 02/10/03. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose Addition of Segway Language Until Hearing on Safety Issues, 07/23/02. (Read More)

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