The Commission is an independent Federal regulatory agency with jurisdiction over thousands of products used by consumers in and around the home. The Commission's primary job is to reduce the unreasonable risk of injury to consumers from consumer products. The agency also has the responsibility to provide information that will assist consumers to evaluate the comparative safety of consumer products and help to reduce serious injuries.
Fact sheets and brochures are available at no cost to consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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