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Upcoming meeting signals the growing role of federal regulators over IoT and product safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will host a hearing on May 16, 2018 on potential safety hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products.  With primary jurisdiction over consumer product safety, the CPSC’s evaluation of risk affects everything from design evaluation to mandatory recalls.  The CPSC will use the information the public provides at the hearing and in written comments to the agency to inform its ongoing risk management work.  The hearing therefore is an opportunity for the public to help shape best practices and possible regulation for mitigating potential