SaferProducts.Gov                                 February 28, 2013These comments are those of the U.S Consumer Product Sa...
BackgroundSaferProducts.gov was launched on March 11, 2011 asa site where the public can submit reports or harm orrisk of ...
Required FieldsThe eight required fields include:   Description of the consumer product or substance of concern;   Ident...
Where to Find SaferProducts.govCPSC main site (www.cpsc.gov)                                                             S...
Submitting a Report to SaferProducts.govSaferProducts.gov                     Consumer                     Local governmen...
Business Portal at SaferProducts.gov                                         Business Portal Register US CONSUMER PRODUCT ...
Searching SaferProducts.govUS CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION   7
Exporting Searches from SaferProducts.gov                                                    Search  Save results         ...
Exporting the Entire Public Database                  US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION   9
SaferProducts.gov Reporting Statistics(Through January 2013)• Potentially eligible        33,390               • Currently...
Database – First 22 Months From April 1, 2011 through January 31, 2013, 12,621  incident reports were published on SaferP...
Severity of IncidentInjury, Emergency    Injury, Level of Care Injury, Hospital Death, 0.4%        Unspecified, 0.3%    De...
Most Frequently Published Reports by Product Type – First 22 Months1) Electric Ranges/Ovens                               ...
FatalitiesOf the 12,621 total reports published through  January 31, 2013, 49 involved fatal incidents.Seventeen reports i...
HospitalizationsOf the 12,621 total reports published through  January 31, 2013, 197 resulted in  hospitalizations.The mos...
ER VisitsOf the 12,621 total reports published through  January 31, 2013, 478 resulted in visits to the  emergency room.Th...
Other Injuries Seen by Medical             ProfessionalsOut of the 12,621 total reports published through January 31, 2013...
Severe Injury/Fatality ReportsProportionally fewer severe injuries/fatalities  related to appliances, which were the most ...
SaferProducts.govHas received thousands of complete reports, mostly  from consumersIs published daily and can be searched/...
SaferProducts.govConsumers can….• File reports of harm and potential harm.• Search for incident reports and recalls.• Be i...
Contact Information          shanway@cpsc.gov               Steve Hanway       Statistician, Division Director        Divi...
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What data can you use to drive your business and improve product design? CPSC has databases you can use to look for product problems by searching through consumer product-related incidents, injuries and deaths to take proactive action and minimize risk. CPSC experts will discuss how these databases are used by CPSC internally to examine potential actions; how to search and use CPSC’s national injury database (NEISS) and SaferProducts.gov to identify problems; and how these databases may benefit business and industry in promoting safer products.

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  1. 1. SaferProducts.Gov February 28, 2013These comments are those of the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff and have not been reviewed or approved by, and may not necessarily reflect the views of, the Commission.
  2. 2. BackgroundSaferProducts.gov was launched on March 11, 2011 asa site where the public can submit reports or harm orrisk of harm relating to the use of consumer products.Reports that contain information in eight requiredfields are transmitted to the manufacturer or privatelabeler identified in the report for review and commentbefore posting to SaferProducts.gov.Data are published daily, and anyone can query thepublic database or download the entire file from theWeb (as mandated by CPSIA, Sec. 212). US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 2
  3. 3. Required FieldsThe eight required fields include: Description of the consumer product or substance of concern; Identification of the manufacturer or private labeler of the product or substance; Description of an illness, injury, or death, or risk of injury, illness, or death relating to the use of the consumer product or substance; Description of the date on which the incident occurred; Description of submitter, i.e., consumer, government agency, health care professional, child service provider, or public safety entity; Submitter’s name, address, telephone number, and email address; Whether or not the submitter consents to publication of the report in the Saferproducts.gov database; Verification of the truth and accuracy of the information in the report US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 3
  4. 4. Where to Find SaferProducts.govCPSC main site (www.cpsc.gov) SaferProducts.gov US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 4
  5. 5. Submitting a Report to SaferProducts.govSaferProducts.gov Consumer Local government State government Federal government Public Safety Health Care Medical Examiner Child Service US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 5
  6. 6. Business Portal at SaferProducts.gov Business Portal Register US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 6
  7. 7. Searching SaferProducts.govUS CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 7
  8. 8. Exporting Searches from SaferProducts.gov Search Save results US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 8
  9. 9. Exporting the Entire Public Database US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 9
  10. 10. SaferProducts.gov Reporting Statistics(Through January 2013)• Potentially eligible 33,390 • Currently posted 12,621• Currently eligible 13,282  Allegations of Death 49  Consumer 12,917 • Manufacturer notifications 13,168  Public safety entity 113 • Sent by e-mail 10,840  Local government agency 79  Sent by mail 2,328  Health care professional 69 • General comments received 7,443  State government agency 40 • Materially Inaccurate Claims1,212  Child service provider 32  Accepted 806  Medical examiner/coroner 20  Accepted in part 71  Federal government agency 12  Rejected 330• 86% consented to releasing contact  Wrong Manufacturer 636 info to manufacturer  Other claims 576 Online manufacturer registrations Since 3/11/2011 • 3,886 registered • 7,735 field assignments • 1,415 from cases appearing on public database • 1,015 rejected  708 had general comments submitted • 292 awaiting confirmation  80 had MII claims submitted FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY 10
  11. 11. Database – First 22 Months From April 1, 2011 through January 31, 2013, 12,621 incident reports were published on SaferProducts.gov (including reports received back to March 11, 2011). The majority of reports were submitted by consumers (97%). About 1% each came from public safety entities; other government agencies; and child service providers, health care professionals, or medical examiners. Over two-thirds did not result in injury, and less than 11% involved the need for a medical professional (or a death certificate). 11 FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY
  12. 12. Severity of IncidentInjury, Emergency Injury, Level of Care Injury, Hospital Death, 0.4% Unspecified, 0.3% Department Not Known, 2.9% Admission, 1.6% Treatment Received, 3.8% Injury, Seen by Medical Professional, 5.1% No Incident, No Injury, 1.8% Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional, 7.2% Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received, 8.5% Incident, No Injury, 68.5% US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 12
  13. 13. Most Frequently Published Reports by Product Type – First 22 Months1) Electric Ranges/Ovens 1,1732) Dishwashers 9143) Footwear 5534) Refrigerators 4915) Microwave Ovens 4386) Electric Coffee Makers or Teapots 3867) Gas Ranges/Ovens 3328) Nonmetal Cookware 2509) Cribs 24310) (tie) Gas Grills or Stoves/Light Bulbs 221 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 13
  14. 14. FatalitiesOf the 12,621 total reports published through January 31, 2013, 49 involved fatal incidents.Seventeen reports involved infant products and 14 involved vehicular products (ATVs, tractors, riding mowers, UTV, senior scooter). Other products mentioned multiple times were heating system related (6) and smoke alarms (2). US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 14
  15. 15. HospitalizationsOf the 12,621 total reports published through January 31, 2013, 197 resulted in hospitalizations.The most frequently reported items were footwear (49), fuel oils/gels or fire pots (24), bicycles and accessories (9), building sets (9), and baby seats (7). US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 15
  16. 16. ER VisitsOf the 12,621 total reports published through January 31, 2013, 478 resulted in visits to the emergency room.The most frequently reported items were footwear (90), chairs (27), baby strollers (14), bicycles and accessories (12), exercise equipment (11), and fuel oils/gels or firepots (10). US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16
  17. 17. Other Injuries Seen by Medical ProfessionalsOut of the 12,621 total reports published through January 31, 2013, 641 resulted in visits to medical professionals outside of ERs or hospitals.The most frequently reported items were footwear (256), diapers (46), drywall (16), exercise equipment (16), mattresses (14), and bicycles and accessories (10). US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 17
  18. 18. Severe Injury/Fatality ReportsProportionally fewer severe injuries/fatalities related to appliances, which were the most frequently reported products overall.More likely to be submitted by a third party (26 “my client/patient/student” professional submissions).Can improve our knowledge of severe injury and fatality incidents. US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 18
  19. 19. SaferProducts.govHas received thousands of complete reports, mostly from consumersIs published daily and can be searched/viewed in multiple waysIncidents typically have not resulted in injury, though severe injuries are reported US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 19
  20. 20. SaferProducts.govConsumers can….• File reports of harm and potential harm.• Search for incident reports and recalls.• Be informed about potentially hazardous products.Companies can…• Sign up on the Business Portal for automatic notifications and file electronically under Section 15. US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 20
  21. 21. Contact Information shanway@cpsc.gov Steve Hanway Statistician, Division Director Division of Hazard AnalysisU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 4330 East West Hwy Bethesda, MD 20814 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 21

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