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Consumer Product Safety Legislation Information for Business and Manufacturers - ManuFact

Consumer Product Safety Legislation Information for Business and Manufacturers - ManuFact

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Last update 9/21/10. To ensure you have the latest version of this ManuFACT, please visit http://nam.org/manufacts

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Published by: National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Sep 23, 2010
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ManuFACTS:Consumer Product Safety
Improvement Act
Delay the Laws to Amend its Unreasonable Burdens on Manufacturers
America’s manufacturers are committed to consumer safety. Our economic
viability depends on the public’s confidence in our products.

Effective regulation and oversight by federal agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is critical, whether products are produced domestically or imported. Federal regulation complements manufacturers’ long-time, self- imposed standards.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is the most sweeping reform to U.S. consumer product safety laws in a generation. Its timelines for new testing and certification and its labeling requirements for children’s products are unrealistic and inflexible.

The CPSIA’s overly broad reach harms consumers, manufacturers and importers
alike by applying the same criteria to a wide range of products, regardless of
their intended use. Millions of safe products are being destroyed, costing
businesses billions and jeopardizing thousands of manufacturing and retail jobs.

Makers of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), toys and other juvenile products estimate losses of more than $3 billion as a result of the CPSIA. Many of these products present little or no risk to the public.

By the CPSC’s own account, implementing the CPSIA has overwhelmed the

agency and jeopardized its ability to meet critical safety priorities. The decision to retroactively apply a new lead standards and phthalates ban to inventory already in stores and warehouses has caused massive disruption, particularly for small and medium-sized companies.

How Congress Can Help
Ensure the consumer product safety law improves CPSC resources to help the Commission fulfill its mission effectively.
Delay the law’s implementation and pass new legislation that amends confusing guidelines and unreasonable
mandates on manufacturers.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
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