CPSC and U.S. Customs Prevent Unsafe Products From Entering the U.S.

The CPSC and U.S. Customs are increasingly coordinating efforts to prevent unsafe products from entering the U.S. Earlier this month, the CPSC announced that CPSC port investigators and U.S. customs agents “prevented more than 647,000 units of about 240 different noncomplying products from reaching consumers between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.” The report further stated that the most common products identified during the ports of entry screenings were “children’s products containing levels of lead exceeding the federal limits, toys and other articles with small parts that present a choking hazard for children younger than 3 years old, and toys and child care articles with banned phthalates.” A full copy of the report can be found on the CPSC’s website.