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:
Window Covering Cord Safety Campaign - from 23 to 30 June 2016, an OECD International Awareness Campaign will be carried out on "Window Covering Cord Safety". More information about the event.
Risk assessment- In April 2012, the OECD organised a workshop to explore ways that risk assessment was being used, or could be used, in the product safety area. A follow-up workshop took place in October 2013. Read the report summarising discussions.
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. Read the report summarising the campaign results.
Button Battery Safety - Between 16-20 June 2014 members of the OECD's Working Party on Consumer Product Safety carried out a campaign to raise awareness of button battery safety issues. In follow up to the campaign, the European Portable Batteries Association (EPBA) has launched a website, available in 14 languages, with information on the risks related to button batteries as well as advice to parents and the medical sector.
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:
Organization of American States (OAS)
International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)