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Dec. 7 - CPSC Signs MOU with Mexico to Improve Safety of Consumer Products

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced an agreement with the Mexican government aimed at further improving consumer safety and making both the United States and Mexican marketplaces among the safest in the world. This agreement is also part of the "Security and Prosperity Partnership" between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton and Carlos Francisco Arce Macías, Federal Attorney for Consumer Protection of the United Mexican States (Profeco), signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a ceremony in Bethesda, Md. The agreement calls for both agencies to work toward reducing product-related deaths and injuries in both countries, by exchanging information about product recalls, violations of federal safety laws, and enforcement actions. In addition, CPSC and Profeco will share scientific data, information on emerging hazards, safety research, hazard reduction strategies and notification of changes in product safety laws. The agreement also calls for both agencies to share inspection and laboratory test results, when appropriate.

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