Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2007.10.29 [Product Safety Seminar hosted by METI and NITE]

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Product Safety Seminar hosted by METI and NITE

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
October 29, 2007

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today announced that it will host a Product Safety Seminar in conjunction with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

1. Press release

Release date:
October 29, 2007
Title:
Product Safety Seminar
Publisher:
Life and Welfare Technology Center
Summary:

On "Product Safety Day," which falls on the second Tuesday of each month, NITE, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), provides information about the safe use of consumer products. This month, NITE and METI will co-host a seminar on the first day of the "Product Safety Week," starting November 19, under the theme of "Developing a product safety culture".
NITE has been enhancing cooperation with overseas authorities; the effort includes a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), signed in November 2006 in conjunction with METI. At the Product Safety Seminar, NITE invites Ms. Nancy A. Nord, Acting Chairman of CPSC, to speak about the U.S. approach to consumer product safety.

*About CPSC
Established in 1973, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
*About Ms. Nancy A. Nord
Ms. Nord was nominated by President George W. Bush to be a commissioner of the CPSC for a term that expires in October of 2012. She was confirmed by the Senate for that position on April 29, 2005 and was sworn into office on May 5, 2005. Ms. Nord was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska and a law degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
*About the Guideline
On November 29, 2006, NITE, in cooperation with METI, signed a Cooperative Agreement with CPSC for information exchange and administrative cooperation.

Press briefing paper in Japanese [PDF:116KB]

2. Reference

NITE Consumer Product Safety website
Searchable database on Accident information and Company announcements

For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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