CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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Regulations, Laws & Standards
CPSC administers and enforces several federal laws. These laws authorize the agency to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.
Regulations, Mandatory Standards & Bans
CPSC publishes regulations to implement the laws it administers and enforces. These regulations specify the requirements that apply to individuals, businesses, and others.
Learn what businesses need to know about complying with CPSC’s laws and regulations and about how to conduct a recall.
Even if there is no mandatory standard for a particular product, there may be voluntary standards or certification information that apply to the product type. The agency staff participates in the development of voluntary standards.