Saferproducts.gov survives unscathed from federal budget cuts

I mentioned last week that budget cuts had severely cut into a number of safety related agencies (See “How are Federal Budget Cuts Going to Affect Safety?”). One agency, however, survived the budget cuts with no damage done. www.saferproducts.gov, a website that was created back in 2008 and designed to provide a public forum regarding the safety of virtually any and all products regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cspc.gov) , will continue to function, despite a republican push to axe it as part of the budget cuts.

The CSPC has been the agency responsible for recalling virtually every crib made before 2011 in any day care, church or nursery, a recall that is going to cost a number of businesses and churches a whole lot of money because they are going to have to purchase all new cribs.

Regardless, the www.saferproducts.gov website is a valuable resource in helping identify safety issues with products that we often use every day. If you’ve got a safety complaint and can document it, this is the place to record it and make it public. It’s one of the ways that the internet is changing the way we deal with safety related issues.

Have a look around the website to see if there are any issues with any of the items that you have around your home.

One thought on “Saferproducts.gov survives unscathed from federal budget cuts

  1. Brad Lewis

    It is very easy to fix the Federal budget. Here is the new “Green Budget”:
    Every person and company pays 15% income tax. There are no longer any deductions or itemizations. Money located anywhere in the world is taxed. Individuals can take 5% off of that if they vote in the Federal Election.
    No Federal subsidies are paid to any company that is profitable.
    No Federal agency can hire more than 800 people in Washington DC.
    The Pentagon gets $300B per year.
    Any other country that gets Federal military or social aid gets a bill for it and if they can’t pay it will turn into an interest bearing loan.
    Every resident of the US gets $300/mo. for medical help. It is no longer legal for a medical provider to operate if they do not provide at least three $300/mo. insurance programs. It is illegal for a medical provider to use exclusions. If you make over $300,000.00 per year you do not get this.
    Every agency must post its use-of-funds budget online for comments 6 months before they get to use their money. The Federal OMB office would have police authority to prosecute abuse.
    Believe it or not, that would pretty much fix our budget problems!

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