National Press Club

Product Safety Challenges

January 7, 2008

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Run time: 56 minutes

Chairman Nord talked about 2007 as a year of major product safety challenges, and said that product safety was the second most heavily covered business story of the year. She talked about how CPSC is changing to address these problems, including the establishment of a new import surveillance division, an early warning system for product problems, and an agreement with her counterpart in China which will lead to more comprehensive testing of products before they leave China. She spoke about CPSC's mandate and size, both of which are often thought to be larger than they actually are. Following her prepared remarks she answered pre-written questions from members of the audience