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    Enforcement Under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act

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    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) administers the packaging requirements of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Effective enforcement is critical to the successful administration of the Act. The enforcement policy adopted is based upon concentrated coverage to the problem areas. These are identified by injury data, a poor level of compliance by a particular industry, or a new regulation becoming effective. Coverage is concentrated by simultaneously inspecting as large a percentage of the entire industry as possible throughout the country. The impact of the concentrated coverage is reinforced by the prompt initiation of appropriate regulatory action against all those firms found in violation of the law. Obtaining industry compliance with the packaging standards through enforcement is one of the ways in which the CPSC seeks to reduce the risk of injuries to young children.


    packaging, law enforcement, accident prevention

    Author Information:

    Poth, RG
    Bureau of Compliance, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D. C.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D10.32

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27873S