ICPHSO Market Surveillance


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Review of CPSC activities regarding Market Surveillance. The program detail the factors the CPSC examines in its surveilliance methods.

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  • Focused on identifying hazards – includes new publicly available databaseSpeed – reduce time to make initial determinationPrioritize threats – transparent and open4, 5, and 6) Inspection and surveillance in traditional and non-tradition markets.
  • Visit importer and wholesaler chat rooms, group list-serves, and Internet auction sites to develop leads regarding retailers and wholesalers who might be offering obvious violative, recalled, or dangerous products.CPSC co-located at busiest ports working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors, allowing for close and careful scrutiny of the import documentation filed by the import broker for anomalies and physical screening of products by CPSC Field Investigators at the portVarious agencies co-locate analyst staff at the Commercial Targeting Analysis Center (CTAC) in downtown Washington, DC, which leverages targeting ability – identifying most likely at-risk products
  • ICPHSO Market Surveillance

    1. 1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Market Surveillance Dennis Blasius, Director, Field InvestigationsThis presentation was prepared by CPSC staff, has not been reviewed or approved by, and may not reflect the views of, the Commission. 1
    2. 2. How CPSC Prevents Injuries and Deaths Identifies, Voluntary Regulations monitors, Standards analyzes trends Conducts risk Educates on Conducts assessments manufacturing research for safety Surveillance: Investigations, Educates on safe retail, Internet, Recalls, use ports Compliance 3
    3. 3. Strategic Goal – Rigorous Hazard IdentificationObjectives:1. Improve the quality and comprehensiveness of crucial product hazard data.2. Reduce the time it takes to identify hazard trends by improving the collection and assessment of hazard data.3. Establish a transparent, risk-based methodology to identify consistently and prioritize hazards to be addressed.4. Expand import surveillance efforts to reduce entry of unsafe products at U.S. ports.5. Scan the marketplace regularly to determine whether previously identified significant hazards exist in similar products.6. Increase surveillance of used and resale consumer products to identify and remove recalled products and substantial product hazards. 3
    4. 4. Surveillance Databases IPII DTHS INDP NEISSInjury and National potential Electronic Death In-Depth injury Injury certificates Investigations incident Surveillance data* System 4
    5. 5. IPII IPII Data Sources MedicalExaminer Federal and News Hotline Internet Compliance and State Other Coroner Clips Calls Reports Reports Agency Reports Alert Referrals Program(MECAP) 5
    6. 6. Market Surveillance Activities • Program plan for regulated products; surveillance for defects Retail and other risks • Check for conformity with regulations and for recalledInternet products • Investigators at key ports of entryPorts and • Analysts identify most likely at-Airports risk products 6
    7. 7. Responsibility to Comply with Voluntary Standards and Technical Regulations All equally responsible Manufacturers Distributors Retailers Importers 7
    8. 8. Market Place SurveillanceFY13 Number of Consumer Products Screened * Internet Retail Import 7,960 - 6% 10,020 - 9% 9,100 - 9% Resale *as of 2/21/13 80,285 - 75% 8
    9. 9. SaferProducts.gov 9
    10. 10. CPSC Stands For Safetywww.CPSC.gov | 800.638.227 10