Our daily life has become increasingly affluent and convenient along with
a marked tendency toward rapid diversification of lifestyles. In order
to realize a truly comfortable life, it is crucially important to ensure
safety of products and encourage appropriate usage of products by consumers.
Consumer Product Safety Association (CPSA) was established in 1973 in accordance
with the Consumer Product Safety Act. It was reorganized to a juridical
foundation for the public purpose in 2000, then to a general foundation
CPSA stipulates SG (Safe Goods) standards for consumer products that can
inflict injury on people or threaten their lives in terms of structure,
constituent materials or mode of usage, and permits products which meet
the standards to bear the SG Mark. It also indemnifies injured victims
caused by failure of SG-marked products.
CPSA provides consumers with safety-related information, including the
knowledge of product and educational campaigns for the prevention of accidents,
in cooperation with manufacturers, distributors and other interested parties.
In addition, CPSA offers consulting and mediation for consumers concerning
complaints and accidents of consumer products.
As comsumer products have been sophisticated and complicated, the request
for ensuring more appropriate safety of these products has been growing
larger these days.
CPSA will make continued efforts to maintain and improve the level of the
safety for a wide range of consumer products.
Masatoshi Inami, President