Consumer Product Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) imposes safety requirements on a broad range of consumer products.

Manufacturers and importers are generally responsible for ensuring that their products meet any mandatory standards, rules, or regulations prior to those products being distributed in commerce.

In general, if a company obtains information that reasonably supports the conclusion that a product fails to meet a consumer product safety rule, standard, or ban, contains a defect which could create a substantial product hazard, or creates an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death, the company is required to report that information to the CPSC and may be required to recall the product.