What CPSC means?
Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protects the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under its jurisdiction, including products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.
What is CPSC regulations?
Statutes. 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.
What does the CPSA do?
Enacted in 1972, CPSA is our umbrella statute. This law established the agency, defines CPSC’s basic authority and authorizes the agency to develop standards and bans. It also gives CPSC the authority to pursue recalls and to ban products under certain circumstances.
What is the CPSC and give an example of what they do?
The CPSC works to protect consumers from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard or can injure children. Examples of products the commission examines include toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals.
What products does the CPSC regulate?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has jurisdiction over many types of consumer products, from coffee makers, to toys, to lawn mowers, to fireworks. However, some types of consumer products are covered by other Federal agencies.
Why was the US Consumer Product Safety Commission created?
The consumer product safety commission was established to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products; to assist consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of consumer products; to develop uniform safety standards for consumer products and to minimize conflicting state and local …
What products fall under CPSC?
Why was the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Act enacted?
How does CPSC help us?
CPSC works to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths from consumer products by: developing voluntary standards with industry. issuing and enforcing mandatory standards; banning consumer products if no standard would adequately protect the public.
Who does the Consumer Product Safety Act protect?
An Act to protect consumers against unreasonable risk of injury from hazardous products, and for other purposes.
Is CPSC a federal agency?
What is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission? CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency formed in 1972 with a mission to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death from consumer products through education, safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement.
What does the CPSC not have jurisdiction over?
In all its activities the CPSC strives to work closely with private consumer groups, industry, the media, and agencies of various state and local governments. Although the CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency it does not have jurisdiction over all consumer products.
What are the laws and regulations of CPSC?
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. CPSC publishes regulations to implement the laws it administers and enforces.
Why does my product not appear under CPSC’s regulations?
If your product does not appear below, it may be an unregulated product . If you have not done so already, make sure your product is in CPSC’s jurisdiction. If you make a children’s product, we recommend that you start with this business education page on Children’s Products.
What is CPSA and why is it important?
The Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act requires portable gasoline containers manufactured for sale in the United States on or after January 17, 2009, to conform to safety requirements for child resistant packaging. Enacted in 1972, CPSA is our umbrella statute.