The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering improvements to its public database SaferProducts.gov to make the website easier to navigate, more useful for obtaining information and encourage more reporting. On March 6, 2019, the CPSC will hold a public hearing to gather feedback. KID will be one of the groups to testify – we have some ideas on ways to improve the effectiveness of the site.
You can also take part in this process by submitting a public comment online to the CPSC. We’re asking KID supporters to provide their feedback on using SaferProducts.gov with both KID and the CPSC. The CPSC is asking for feedback such as how to improve the overall design of the site, improve searching for recalled products, and the reporting process. The full list of questions that the CPSC is asking can be found here under ‘Request for Information’.
If you have used SaferProducts.gov to research products or to file a report about a product, please take a moment to submit a public comment here. The deadline to submit a comment online is April 3, 2019.
Please also share your comment with KID. We will share your responses with CPSC in our testimony on March 6, 2019. You can join the KID Action Team to take monthly actions such as signing a petition to the CPSC or making a phone call to your Congressperson for a specific bill. Sign up for KID Action Team monthly alerts here.