The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the start of a three-month pilot project in selected areas of New York City asking consumers to write or call the Commission with information about product-related injuries or unsafe products.
A number of agencies and groups in the New York area are assisting the Commission in this project by distributing the posters, including the New York Consumer Protection and Frauds Bureau (New York State Attorney General's Office), New York City Housing Authority, International Ladies' Garment Workers Union and several consumer and community groups.
This pilot project is also being conducted in the San Francisco area and may be extended nationwide if it proves successful.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent Federal regulatory agency charged with protecting the American public against unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products. Under the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Commission has jurisdiction over some 10,000 consumer products, excluding firearms, motor vehicles, boats, tobacco, alcohol, and food, drugs and cosmetics.
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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Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800