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Title: Newsletter (01/2014)
Summary: OAS General Secretariat reports on progress of the Consumer Safety and Health Network

On January 10, 2014, the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), through the
Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA), raised for consideration by member states represented in the Permanent Council of the Organization, the annual progress report of the work of the Consumer Safety and Health Network (CSHN) and the establishment of an Inter-American Rapid Alerts System (SIAR). The SLA carried out this activity in its capacity as technical secretariat of the Network and in compliance with operative paragraph 9 of resolution AG/RES. 2769 (XLIII-O/13) adopted at the second plenary session of the General Assembly on June 5, 2013.

World Forum for Consumer Product Safety invites the CSHN to present progress in the region

Some authorities from member countries of the Consumer Safety and Health Network (CSHN) Interim Steering Committee will represent the region in Annual Meeting and Training Symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).

Colombia strengthens safety of fireworks and toys

The Consumer Safety and Health Network (CSHN) received official communications from the Superintendence for Industry and Commerce (SIC) of Colombia, through which the institution resolves to take proactive measures regarding the safety of consumer products. The communications particularly addressed fireworks and toys for children without proper safety measures. These decisions were made in Colombia to prevent risks to the life, health, safety and wellbeing of consumers and the general public, especially children.

Suriname promotes awareness on consumer protection

The Consumer Affairs Department of the Ministry of Commerce Industry successfully organized several awareness activities for consumers during the past period.
From December 7 to 17, 2013, numerous activities were organized with the objective of informing consumers about their rights and responsibilities. "We are satisfied; we have had more responses as a result of the campaign" said Daniella Sumter, head of the Consumer Affairs Department.

Consumer agencies and institutions confirm their leaders

On February 6, 2014, by instructions from the President of the Republic of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, gave possession to Lorena Martínez Rodríguez as Federal Consumer Attorney (PROFECO). Ms. Martínez, who obtained a bachelor of law from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes and a Master in Political Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, replaces Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, who was appointed by President Enrique Peña Nieto as Commissioner for the security and integral development of the State of Michoacán.

Chile campaigns on the ground to inform consumers of their rights

In two days, officials of the Regional Direction of Sernac Magallanes, headed by their Director, Pamela Ramirez, performed dissemination efforts on the ground among the residents of the town of Punta Arenas in order to address consumer issues.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2014