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Slideshow 3 Chapter 4

  1. 2. Consumer Product Safety Commission <ul><li>The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Food and Drug Administration <ul><li>The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Department of Transportation <ul><li>Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Environmental Protection Agency <ul><li>EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Federal Trade Commission <ul><li>The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Attorney General <ul><li>To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Better Business Bureau <ul><li>BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a community of trustworthy businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Setting standards for marketplace trust </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging and supporting best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating marketplace role models, and; </li></ul><ul><li>Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior </li></ul>