I testified at the hearing about the new public product safety incident database at the CPSC yesterday (Nov. 10, 2009). The videos of my presentation are below for your convenience, in two parts.
Please note that this is the third time I have testified in front of the CPSC about the CPSIA (lead panel, tracking labels panel, database panel). I believe that out of the 30 presenters at these hearings, I was the only operating company that stood up and gave comments, besides a ladder company at this week's hearing and a software company shamelessly trying to sell tracking label software. I cannot do this alone. You will get out of this what you put into it.
There is a great chance to make a contribution at the upcoming IMPORTANT two-day workshop on the so-called 15 Month Rule at the CPSC on December 11/12. See the CPSC notice here. We need to have some bodies at this meeting. The CPSC wants feedback from the regulated community, from real people with pain points. If we want the CPSC to work with Congress to fix the law and to implement it in as sensible a way as possible, we need to provide direct feedback. Ask yourself whether it matters that no children's product company testified about the database besides Learning Resources after you watch my presentation. It's a pretty important subject, others should have been there to defend their interests. Get involved - we need your help.
Part I (5:19)
Part II (6:20)