CPSC database: Wobbly on its feet

The new Consumer Product Safety Commission database, promoted by its backers as a vital new source of information about safety threats to the public, has garnered lots of consumer complaints about … shoes. [CPSC commissioner Nancy Nord] Earlier at Cato.


  • Been keeping up with reports myself, most are facepalmingly entertaining. Every once in a while there’s a bit of awesome, such as here:

    Evenflo notes that the CPSC’s NEISS database for 2009 has over 1,250 reports of injuries to toes, feet and ankles from impacts with various articles of furniture, suggesting that the phenomenon of lower extremity impacts into furniture is not unusual.

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