THE ROBINSON REPORT #33: A JOURNEY FOR SAFETY – DATA, CONSUMER PRODUCTS, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & ISRAEL

Last month, I traveled to Israel to meet with an NGO, industry stakeholders, a voluntary standards organization, manufacturers, scientists, and researchers. As the marketplace becomes increasingly global, understanding all phases of the international supply chain, including the research and development (R&D) stage, is critically important. Traveling to Israel was key to a better understanding of […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #32: Working Together to Be Safer

The CPSC’s mission is to protect consumers from unreasonably dangerous products. From ATVs and hoverboards to chairs, clothes, and cribs, products from all over the world are likely covered by a regulation promulgated by the CPSC or a voluntary standard CPSC participated in developing. Our relationship with industry stakeholders such as consumer advocates, manufacturers, retailers, […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #15: Saying Hello and Goodbye to Safety Icons!

A few weeks ago, our Small Business Ombudsman, Neal Cohen, introduced the Regulatory Robot a new tool that will help keep consumers safe by making it easier for small business owners to determine which mandatory safety standards and testing requirements apply to their products and, thus, make it easier for them to meet those requirements. The […]