Product safety is a top priority for home
appliance manufacturers, and both AHAM and its members are actively
engaged in the development and revision of safety standards in North
America and globally. Consumers recognize this commitment and the
significant investment AHAM members make in education and customer
service to prevent injury, and the numbers prove it: AHAM research found
that 93% of consumers believe home appliance manufacturers do a good
job providing safe and quality appliances, and 85% understand that
safety is a top priority for the home appliance industry.
AHAM represents appliance manufacturers
before standards-development organizations and government agencies,
including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and HealthCanada.
This is critical, as changes to safety standards can have a major impact
on product performance, design and cost. Manufacturers and consumers
share the benefits of AHAM’s strong commitment to product safety.
AHAM works with its members to develop and submit product safety
proposals to standards-development organizations and represents the home
appliance industry during the process of updating and revising
standards to ensure that safety standards keep up product innovations.