US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Publishes Guidelines for Animal Testing
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has added a page to its website entitled "Recommended Procedures Regarding the CPSC's Policy on Animal Testing."
The page summarizes the CPSC policy on animal testing and emphasizes the CPSC's support for the use of existing information and scientifically validated alternatives to animal testing in hazard assessment. The page also lists acceptable alternative methods for acute toxicity testing, ocular irritation testing, dermal irritation testing, and skin sensitization testing, and provides links to CPSC votes or approvals with respect to animal testing policy.
CPSC is a member agency of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), which is administered and supported by the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM). Links to the CPSC website and the new CPSC alternatives page are available on the NICEATM-ICCVAM website. Links to websites of the other 14 ICCVAM member agencies are also available on this page, as are links to pages on these websites specifically discussing animal testing and alternatives use.