The Medical Examiners and Coroners Alert Project (MECAP) is a quick-alert system designed to collect timely information on deaths involving consumer products. We review and screen each fatality report. Some reports are even assigned for investigation. Learn more about MECAP.

Not sure whether to report a case? Send it in and we'll determine if the report is in scope.

Why is MECAP Important

  • Witnesses' memories of details are fresh. 
  • Products involved may still be intact and avaialble for testing. 
  • Prevention strategies can be implemented quickly. 

Benefits of MECAP

  • To teach and alert the public about unsafe usage of hazardous products,
  • To provide the opportunity to investigate an incident while the details of the incident are still fresh,
  • To network with colleagues on shared challenges,
  • To create a greater opportunity to remove hazardous products from the marketplace,
  • To receive an email newsletter about current MECAP topics,


MECAP News January - March 2017

MECAP News September - December 2016

MECAP News Janurary - August 2016

MECAP News April - Dececember 2015

MECAP News April 2015

MECAP News September 2014

MECAP News June 2014

MECAP News February 2014

MECAP News September 2012

MECAP News June 2009

MECAP News March 2010

MECAP News Janurary 2011

MECAP News October 2011