Product Safety

Strengthening Accountability for Aviation Safety

Requiring airplane manufacturing CEOs to certify airplane safety could prevent tragedies.

Improving Regulatory Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should adopt four key analytical standards.

Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Following certain procedural steps will strengthen independent agencies’ rulemaking processes.

3D Printers Bring Regulation into the Living Room

Scholars contemplate the health and safety risks of home manufacturing.

The Case Against FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

Scholar argues against proposal to regulate lab-developed tests as medical devices.

The Case for FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

Scholar argues in favor of proposal to regulate lab-developed tests as medical devices.

NHTSA Proposes Rule to Curb Substandard Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcyclists and law enforcement officials disagree over the necessity of proposed changes to helmet standards.

The Challenge of Keeping Hazardous Consumer Products Off the Market

New audit report highlights Consumer Product Safety Commission’s struggle to respond to emerging risks.