Consumer Product Safety Commission

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About The Consumer Product Safety Commission

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Recently, the CPSC made available its database on consumer reported safety problems for the general public. The launch date was March, 2011.

Access the Data

Main website for the CPSC: http://www.saferproducts.gov/

Contents of the Data

Crowd-sourced complaints about the safety of consumer products.