According to news sources, recent efforts by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to clamp down on unsafe products entering through the nations ports have begun to bear results, with hundreds of millions of dangerous products reportedly stopped at U.S. ports to date.
The CPSC is collaborating with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent violative or dangerous products from entering into the country, with both agencies reportedly stopping 6.5 million defective products in 2010 and 2011 alone. Of these, about 1,700 involved children’s products that failed to meet existing federal safety standards.
The CPSC has grown its import surveillance and inspection operations beginning in 2008, expanding staff and increasing training between the agencies as well as increasing the use of equipment used to identify non-complying products.
The millions of defective products stopped from entering the country will contribute to increased consumer safety.
As a product liability attorney Los Angeles, I deeply appreciate the ongoing efforts being made to ensure the safety and well being of consumers nationwide. I understand the constant risks posed by defective products and encourage consumers to learn more about recalled products and how to avoid them. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, I urge you to contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal options.