Mar 11, 2012: Unsafe Products Database

A new online database called SaferProducts.gov went live last year. Its purpose is to provide consumers a place to turn and share safety complaints they have regarding products they use.

SaferProducts.gov Online Database

As you might imagine however, manufacturers of the products that could show up in the database are not very happy about this. They’re concerned that frivolous or unreliable complaints may be posted and cause damage to their reputations and sales of their products.

However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will be overseeing the database and say that they have put safeguards in place to prevent false claims or unreliable information from being distributed. A similar database exists for automotive issues.

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