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Title: Newsletter (05/2014)
Summary: Caribbean States move forward in Consumer Product Safety

The Seventh Meeting on Consumer Affairs of the Caribbean Community was held during April 24 and 25 in Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting was convened by the CARICOM Secretariat with the objective of allowing CARICOM member states to advance and promote the Caribbean Rapid Alert System for Exchange of Information on Dangerous (Non-Food) Goods (CARREX).

Brazil launches campaign on the importance of consumer product recalls from the market

During the seventh regular meeting with representatives of the National Consumer Protection System (SNDC) of Brazil, held on Thursday April 3, the National Secretariat for Consumers of the Ministry of Justice (Senacon/MJ) launched the video campaign "Market Recall: your right and manufacturer’s obligation".

Chile invites to participate in public consult regarding safety regulation for children products

The National Service for the Consumer (SERNAC) of Chile invites the general public to participate in the public consultation organized by the Ministry of Health (MINSAL) regarding safety regulation for children products.

Inter-American efforts to promote consumers’ rights were presented to the International Law Association

The Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS presented before the International Law Association’s Committee of International Protection of Consumers the efforts that are currently being carried out by its Member States in the area of consumer rights. The purpose of the meeting was to survey the current instruments on the international protection of consumers and share the preliminary findings of the case studies on international organizations dealing with consumer protection.

The OAS shares the inter-American experience in consumer product safety with African Nations

The Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS took part in a Webinar on “Consumer Education Recent Success Stories and Cross Border Information Sharing Case Study” in the framework of the African Consumer Protection Dialogue. The event was organized by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs. The OECD Secretariat and the Government of Uganda also took part in the panel.

OAS member states will participate in International Awareness Week on Button Batteries Safety

The International Awareness Week on Button Battery Safety is a collaborative effort led by the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety and supported by the Consumer Safety and Health Network (CSHN). This activity has been scheduled for the week of June 16 to 20, 2014, with the aim of having government agencies from participating countries spread information to consumers and/or producers (for one or more days) regarding the dangers of button batteries and how to prevent the risks of using them.
Publication Date: May 01, 2014