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Product Safety Priorities for FYs 2021 and 2022 Under Consideration

Friday, March 06, 2020
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing April 15 on its agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. Requests to make oral presentations at the hearing, as well as the written text of any such presentations and any written comments, must be submitted by April 1.

Issues on which the CPSC is seeking input include the following.

- priorities the CPSC should consider emphasizing and dedicating resources toward

- activities the CPSC should consider deemphasizing

- retrospective review of rules the CPSC should consider

- CPSC priorities, including (1) focusing agency resources on the highest-priority consumer product safety risks, (2) continuing to support import surveillance by operating, maintaining, and developing the Risk Assessment Methodology system to identify and stop noncompliant imported products from entering the U.S. marketplace, (3) emphasizing collaboration, outreach, and education by engaging all stakeholders through forums, advisory groups, seminars, webinars, stakeholder-to-government discussions, and workshops, and (4) expanding the utility of the agency’s data assets, data analysis tools, sources, and types of data analysis used to identify and assess hazards and inform solutions to address those hazards

- whether the CPSC should consider making any changes or adjustments to its proposed or ongoing safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement efforts

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