CPSC Safety Education
US Regulations, Mandatory Standards and Bans
ASTM – American Society of Testing and Materials: is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
ICTI International Council of Toy Industries: ICTI is committed to the promotion of toy safety standards, to the reduction or elimination of barriers to trade and to the advancement of social responsibility in the industry with programs to address environmental concerns, fair and lawful employment practices and workplace safety.
ASQ- American Society for Quality: A global community of people passionate about quality who use the tools, ideas, and expertise to make our world work better. ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community.
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:
Safety Products.Gov: (Contains Recalls and Customer Complaints) Is the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Through SaferProducts.gov, consumers, child service providers, health care professionals, government officials and public safety entities can submit reports of harm (Reports) involving consumer products. Manufacturers (including importers) and private labelers identified in Reports will receive a copy of the Report, and have the opportunity to comment on them. Completed Reports and manufacturer comments are published online at www.SaferProducts.gov for anyone to search.
CPSC was required to create a public portal and a publicly accessible, searchable database of consumer product incident reports by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which became law on August 14, 2008.
Health Canada: Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products, including pest management products, that Canadians use every day.
European Commission: Official website of the European Commission and part of Europa – the official EU website. The website provides general information in the 24 official EU languages whenever possible
Technical Standards and Safety Authority : Since 1997, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has delivered public safety services on behalf of the government of Ontario - See more at: http://www.tssa.org/regulated/about/profile.aspx#sthash.bgEXidkq.dpuf
Product Safety Australia/Australian Competition & Consumer Commission: A website is designed to give consumers, businesses and other interested parties a single entry point to information that helps to minimize risks associated with unsafe products.
US Customs and Boarder Protection
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service: The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) will provide you with on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets to help you make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions in order to achieve your international business goals.
Healthy Stuff: HealthyStuff.org is based on research conducted by environmental health organizations and other researchers around the country. The Ecology Center created HealthyStuff.org and leads its research and development. The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based nonprofit environmental organization that works at the local, state, and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future.