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CR comments to the CPSC on its priorities for fiscal year 2024 and 2025

Consumer Reports (CR), the independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan member organization,1 welcomes the chance to submit comments on the agenda and priorities of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for fiscal years 2024 and 2025.

For more than 85 years, improving product safety has been central to CR’s mission. We assess safety risks, investigate their impact on consumers, and inform the public and the CPSC when we identify product hazards—all on a data-driven basis. We push for strong action from the CPSC to keep the public safe. We support and defend the CPSC’s vital role in pursuing a
marketplace with safer products and fewer product-related injuries and deaths, including through its critical work to develop mandatory safety standards, hold companies accountable, and warn the public about potential hazards.

We applaud the Commission’s ongoing work that puts consumers first. The agency has made considerable progress recently on a number of persistent hazards, and it should continue to lead and take bold action in line with its mission to protect the public. In particular, we urge the Commission to prioritize the following key principles and activities in its fiscal year 2024 and
2025 plans.

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