Consumer Agency to Handle Goods Detention Notices

Consumer Agency to Handle Goods Detention Notices

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will begin issuing detention notices on June 14 for the imported goods that it regulates.

A commission spokesman Wednesday said that until now Customs and Border Protection issued detention notices in CPSC’s name. Issuing its own notices should expedite the process of notifying importers that their goods are being held.

Due to an agreement made in April, CPSC agents have access to Customs’ Automated Targeting System, which allows CPSC to more quickly identify products that could endanger children’s health.

--Contact Bob Edmonson at
bedmonson@joc.com.