Consumer Product Safety Takes Step Forward
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has taken a step toward creating a new database that is a giant step forward for consumer safety. A new rule has approved a product safety complaint database accessible to the consumers. For the first time, manufacturers will no longer control the reporting of consumer complaints and safety information related to their products. Now consumers will be able to report complaints and research complaints of others relating to specific products on the internet. The available information will include reports of injuries, manufacturers’ comments on those reports, and recall information. This database should revolutionize the advancement of product safety by involving the consumer in directly reporting to a database available to the public at large.