The Consumer Specialty Products Associ- ation (CSPA) launched Product Care, its product stewardship program, during a February press conference at its offices in Washington, D.C.
Product Care is a voluntary program with a code of management practice providing guidelines for developing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing products made by CSPA member companies.
The aim of the program is to provide safe and effective products for household, commercial, industrial and institutional consumers, according to members of the CSPA.
Product Care focuses on seven areas of operation: product design; raw material, package and service supply; manufacture and production site management; product storage and distribution; in-market support, incident evaluation follow-up; consumer education and outreach and product disposal. Fifty-seven companies are currently members of Product Care.