Office of Inspector General

The mission of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Office of Inspector General (CPSC Office of Inspector General) is to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in CPSC programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.

Submit a Complaint

The CPSC Office of Inspector General was established on April 9, 1989, in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. This law gives the Inspector General the power to act independently: the Inspector General cannot be prevented from initiating, carrying out, or completing an audit or investigation, or from issuing any subpoena; has access to all records of the agency; reports directly to Congress; and can only be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Commissioners, who must communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal or transfer to both Houses of Congress, not later than 30 days before the removal or transfer. Christopher W. Dentel was appointed Inspector General to the CPSC in 2004. Read about Inspector General Dentel.

You can report fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement to CPSC’s Inspector General by:
Using our Online Form or Calling: (301) 504-7206
Or writing: Office of Inspector General, CPSC, 4330 East-West Hwy. #702, Bethesda, MD 30814

When reporting note that we handle complaints regarding issues related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement at the CPSC. To report fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement at other agencies please use GAO’s Fraudnet.