US Consumer Watchdog Opens Office in China

In an effort to decrease the number of recalls of made-in-China products, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has opened an office in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. From BBC:

According to the CPSC, 45% of the consumer products and 90% of all toys sold in the United States come from China and Hong Kong, and slightly more than half of all US product recalls come from China.

However, the CPSC says matters have improved, and China has been working hard to improve foreign consumer confidence in its exports.

“We’re seeing an improvement in terms of the quality of products coming out of China,” said Ms Tenenbaum.

However, she admitted that enforcement in the Chinese provinces was still a challenge.

The CPSC’s office will be located within the US Embassy in Beijing and will have just two employees.


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