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CPSC prevented a surplus of 12.5 million hazardous imports from entering the U.S. in 2013

In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was responsible for the prevention of more than 12.5 million defective and potentially dangerous products reaching consumers’ hands. Since 1973, CPSC has been screening products at ports for possibly harmful materials and risks. In 2008, the agency intensified its efforts with the creation of a brand-new division completely dedicated to import surveillance, which then led to the creation of the Office of Import Surveillance in 2011. The targeting system used by CPSC to screen and weed out the potentially dangerous products, better known as RAM (risk assessment methodology), was initiated as a pilot ... Read More

Government sues importers of children’s products to stop flow of dangerous toys to U.S.

The U.S. government has taken legal action against four California companies and six individuals in an effort to halt their illegal importation of dangerous children’s products containing lead, phthalates, small parts that pose a hazard to young children, and other potentially deadly defects. The U.S. Justice Department, acting on a request of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), filed an injunction in California federal court against Toys Distribution Inc. (TDI International); S&J Merchandise Inc., BLJ Apparel Inc., and All Season Sales Inc. Individuals named in the injunction are identified as Loan Tuyet Thai, Lan My Lam, Paul Phuong, Cuc T. ... Read More

Safety regulators announce two children’s product recalls for risk of injury and death

Two products manufactured for babies and toddlers are being recalled because they pose a potential risk of injury and death, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. Federal safety regulators advise consumers to stop using Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers with serial number 90564 made by Kids II. The stationary seat is attached to the middle of a raised platform on which a number of toys are attached. According to the CPSC, the yellow sun toy attached to the seat frame on a flexible frame can snap backward and injure the child sitting in the jumper or anyone ... Read More