OECD work on consumer product safety aims to improve co-operation amongst jurisdictions in areas of mutual interest. The focus of its mandate is on improving information sharing and promoting greater cooperation among product safety market surveillance, enforcement, and regulatory authorities worldwide by:
Laundry detergent capsules - From 16 to 23 March 2015, an OECD International Awareness Campaign was carried out on laundry detergent capsules and packets. The initiative raised awareness worldwide of the risks posed by these products, which can be attractive to children and can pose serious dangers if not handled and stored safely
Tracking and traceability - We are accepting public comments on the proposal to enhance tracking and traceability tools for consumers, regulators, and economic actors. During February 2014, the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety requested public input on the feasibility of specific practices aimed at improving tracking information on consumer products. This document provides an analysis of input received from the February 2014 questionnaire as well as other useful information from individual jurisdictions. It also proposes conclusions that could become the basis for a global practice. Comments on this document from non-government stakeholders would be appreciated and should be forwarded to the OECD (STIConsumerProductSafety@oecd.org) by 30 May 2015.
Global Product Safety Forum - The OECD periodically organises regional outreach activities to share its work with non-members. The latest forum took place in Florida in February 2015, alongside an International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) conference.
The OECD has identified a need for improved injury data world-wide and for better capacity to analyse injury data at a global level. Goals include:
See the project roadmap. The first step is to develop a business plan to help determine the feasibility of the project.
A summary of the product safety policies of participating jurisdictions can be accessed below:
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Organization of American States (OAS)
International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)