For better and for worse, many products sold in the U.S. are imported from other nations. These nations may or may not have stringent product safety standards. American regulators make significant efforts to shield consumers from the importation of dangerous products. However, many unsafe foreign goods do find their way past safety checks and into the hands of Americans.
In an effort to protect against the importation of dangerous consumer products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that it is now cooperating with the prominent Chinese e-commerce corporation Alibaba. Alibaba and the CPSC are working together to ensure that unsafe Chinese products are rooted out of shipments to the U.S.