School and Community Injury Prevention
Evaluating consumer product regulatory responses to improve child safety (To commence in mid-2017)
Consumer product safety regulation operates in a global and ‘virtual’ market, with the growth of online purchasing, limited border protection capacity and increasing distance between suppliers and consumers. This makes monitoring and enforcing product safety much more difficult for regulators, putting consumers at risk. Developing a rapid responsive product safety system that operates across sectors and borders is an international priority. This study will evaluate the congruence of consumer product safety regulator responses and safety incident data for children to close gaps in consumer regulatory practice and safety policy
This research is supported by an ARC Discovery grant.
Contact: Kirsten Vallmuur
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