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Consumer Product Safety Database Poses Risks

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Andrew M. Grossman

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Social conditions (Safety and security)

Keywords: Regulation; database; consumer; lead

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The panic over lead-contaminated toys revealed a serious shortcoming in safety efforts: Consumers, particularly parents, lack trusted sources to turn to for detailed information on the safety of the products they have in their homes.