The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that it will open an office in China, its first office outside the U.S. The move is in response to recent recalls of Chinese products, including food, toys and drywall. The office will be located in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
The idea is for the U.S. to be more proactive and to prevent problems, rather than relying on recalls. The office will work to help educate Chinese manufacturers about American safety and product standards. Over the years there have been numerous recalls of Chinese products, including lead-tainted toys, counterfeit electrical products, flammable children’s cloths, and drywall.
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