What Is The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created in 1972 in order to prevent injuries, illnesses, and conditions, caused by consumer products. The CPSC is responsible for issuing recalls on dangerous products, keeping unsafe products off of the market, issuing safety regulations, and researching product safety. In addition, the CPSC collects injury data on product-related accidents across the country. This government agency is responsible for a wide array of products in the United States, from car parts to food items to baby products to bicycles to makeup products to swimming pools. All in all, the CPSC oversees the production and sale of 15,000 different items.