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Product Safety Priorities for FYs 2020 and 2021 Under Consideration

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing May 1 on its agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. 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 17.

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 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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