AHAM VP Wayne Morris testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Manufacturing and Trade to recommend improvements to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database, which was authorized under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
The Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database will enable any member of the public to submit reports of harm involving consumer products. Manufacturers and private labelers identified in reports will be provided a limited opportunity to comment on the reports.
AHAM’s testimony supports the creation of a public database. However, the current design and operation of the website:
- decreases the quality and accuracy of information that will keep consumers safe
- places unreasonable burdens on manufacturers
- does not require timely resolution of good faith material inaccuracy claims
AHAM’s specific recommendations and a full copy of the testimony can be read on AHAM's website.