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Launch of a Facebook Page, “This Is the Product Safety Information Office”- Providing information on product safety -

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) started providing information on product safety via Facebook, a social networking service. The actions of each and every person are essential to prevent product accidents and to realize a safe and secure life. Officials of the Product Safety Division of METI have provided information useful for daily life on this recently-launched exclusive Facebook page for the purpose of helping people feel more familiar with the product safety administration.

1. Everyone’s actions are necessary to secure product safety

Product safety supports a safe and secure life for all people. METI has made efforts to ensure the safety of products that are distributed in Japan, mainly through the operation of four product safety laws, including the Consumer Product Safety Act.

However, approximately 20% of serious product accidents associated with severe damage such as death, serious injury, and fire are considered to have been caused by consumer misuse and carelessness.*

Accordingly, the actions of each and every person are essential in preventing product accidents and to realize a safe and secure life. Let’s protect ourselves and the people around us from the dangers of product accidents by all committing to confirm how to correctly use, maintain, and inspect products, paying attention to recall information, and replacing aged products with new ones.

METI launched an exclusive Facebook page “This is the Product Safety Information Office” in order to provide relevant product safety information as a means of raising awareness and knowledge of the relationship between products, safety, and individual actions.

* Based on the Consumer Product Safety Act, accidents from FY 2007 through FY 2014 for which the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) has completed its investigation.

2. The exclusive Facebook page “This is the Product Safety Information Office”

On the recently-launched Facebook page, titled “This is the Product Safety Information Office,” information is to be provided on serious product accidents and product recalls, events relating to product safety, and examples of good actions by business operators and individual consumers in terms of product safety. Information shall also be provided on product safety as it relates to seasonal changes and daily life.

As we plan to update the page as necessary, please check back for updated information.

The exclusive Facebook page, “This is the Product Safety Information Office”:
https://www.facebook.com/product.safety.meti External Site Link (in Japanese)

Release date

July 17, 2015

Division in Charge

Product Safety Division, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group

Related Information

Product Safety
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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