U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Information

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer product under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. 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% decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at 1-800-638-2772 or their teletypewriter at 1-800-638-8270, or at their website at www.saferproducts.gov. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, visit . You can obtain this release and recall information visit the CPSC's website at www.cpsc.gov.

Other helpful safety related websites:

Age-Appropriate Toys for Children


Ask a Doctor: When Should I Visit with Child Injury or Illness?


Family Safety: Information Library