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Aug 26 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has approved a Draft Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 and seeks comments from the public on this document by September 26, 2022.

The CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency with a public health and safety mission to protect the public from the unreasonable risks of injury and death from consumer products. The CPSC is providing notice that the agency is seeking public comments on its Draft Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 (draft plan).

Under the draft plan, CPSC's mission is “Protecting the public from unsafe consumer products.” The agency's overarching vision is: “A nation free from unreasonable risks of injury and death from consumer products.” The CPSC will work to achieve four strategic goals that will contribute to realizing the vision and achieving the mission.

The strategic goals are:

Prevent hazardous products from reaching consumers.
Address hazardous consumer products in the marketplace and with consumers in a fast and effective manner.
Communicate actionable information about consumer product safety quickly and effectively.
Efficiently and effectively support the CPSC's mission.

The CPSC's programs will align with the strategic goals, and the agency will implement strategies through initiatives and priority activities to achieve the strategic goals. The draft plan sets out how the CPSC will pursue the four strategic goals. The draft plan is available on the Commission's website at: https://cpsc-d8-media-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/​s3fs-public/​CPSCDraftStrategicPlan2023-2026.

The draft plan is also available for viewing at https://www.regulations.gov under docket number, CPSC-2022-0031, “Supporting and Related Material.”

The draft plan serves as a draft of the Commission's intended Strategic Plan for 2023-2026. The CPSC accordingly seeks comments on all aspects of the draft plan. CPSC has a wide range of external stakeholders from industry, trade associations, consumers and consumer groups, nonprofits, and standards development organizations, as well as from the international, congressional, federal, state, and local sectors. The agency looks forward to receiving comments from all individuals and entities involved in, and affected by, the CPSC's activities.

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