An Olympic-Sized Moment to Save Lives and Prevent Child Drownings

By: Elliot F. Kaye, Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is only hours away and the excitement is building all over the world! The Olympics are synonymous with breathtaking athletic achievement, stunning new records and memorable displays of speed, endurance and poise. The swimming events are certainly one […]

One Step Closer to the Single Window: CPSC Creates Electronic Filing Pilot Program Aimed At Improving Import Process, Consumer Safety

On February 19, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13659 (EO) to streamline the import and export process for America’s businesses and better enforce laws related to the safety and compliance of imported products.  The EO directed government agencies to create a “single window” through which all required trade data will pass.  While the CPSC […]

Chairman’s Challenge: Prevent Injuries, Save Lives and Make a Real Difference!

Today, I am issuing a public challenge to use your creativity, passion and drive to help solve pressing consumer product-related safety problems that cause life-altering injuries and take lives. This challenge is not a contest. The items in the Chairman’s Challenge are real safety problems that need real solutions. That’s where you come in! I want […]

Teach kids to protect their brains to help them reach their full potential

As my older son likes to remind me often, summer camp is a time for kids to have fun.  It’s a time for swimming and basketball and hanging out with friends. Those are all fantastic ways to pass time in the summer, especially when done safely. On a recent work trip to Cincinnati, we did […]