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| From The Archive: September 11, 2001 Recovery |

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Saving Lives and Keeping Families Safe

The Consumer Product Safety Commission — CPSC — is an independent Federal regulatory agency that helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. CPSC was created in 1972 by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Act. In that law, Congress directed the Commission to "protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products."

CPSC has jurisdiction over about 15,000 types of consumer products, from automatic-drip coffee makers to toys to lawn mowers. Some types of products, however, are covered by other federal agencies. For example, foods, drugs and cosmetics are covered by the Food and Drug Administration; cars, trucks and motorcycles are covered by the Department of Transportation.

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 feasible standard would adequately protect the public
  • Obtaining the recall of products or arranging for their repair
  • Conducting research on potential product hazards
  • Informing and educating consumers through the media, state and local governments, private organizations, and by responding to consumer inquiries

This informative website features a Recalls and News section, reference material for businesses including laws and regulations, an electronic reading room with statistics and background information, and search capabilities that allow you to search by Product and by Company. In addition, Consumers can use CPSC's on-line forms to report an injury or file a complaint about an unsafe product. Physicians and health care professionals can report a patient injury or death or unsafe product and can download a printable poster (in .pdf format) for their office and patients. And manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers can report a potentially defective or hazardous product.

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Report a dangerous product or a product-related injury by calling CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054), or visiting the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website Go

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View CPSC Statutes
These laws passed by Congress serve as CPSC's basis for protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction

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Code of Federal Regulations, Title 16, Commercial Practices, Part 1000-End, Revised as of January 1, 2017

Agency Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Office of the Federal Register (OFR)

Format: Paperback

USA Price: $66.00 (See Website For Foreign Price)
Stock: In stock
GPO Stock Number: 869-086-00053-3
ISBN: 9780160936883


16CFR, Parts 1000-End, includes rules, regulations, procedures and administrative procedures associated with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Topics treated include:

  • Commission organization and functions;
  • Government in the Sunshine Act, Rules for Commission meetings;
  • policies and procedures implementing the Privacy Act of 1974;
  • procedures for disclosure or production of information under the Freedom of Information Act;
  • small business;
  • Environmental Review;
  • protection of human subjects;
  • Consumer Product Safety Act regulations;
  • publicly available consumer product safety information database;
  • substantial product hazard reports;
  • Substantial Product Hazard List;
  • safety standards for architectural glazing materials, matchbooks, bicycle helmets, swimming pool slides, cigarette lighters, residential garage door openers, full size baby cribs and more;
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act Regulations;
  • requirements for rattles, pacifiers, bicycles, bunk beds, and more;
  • Flammable Fabrics Act Regulations;
  • Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 Regulations;
  • Refrigerator Safety Act Regulations;
  • and much more.

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Search the United States Fire Administration Hotel-Motel National Master List

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) Hotel-Motel National Master List gives you the ability to search for specific hotels and motels that meet the fire and life safety requirements of the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. This Act (PL101-391) was passed into law by Congress to save lives and protect property by promoting fire and life safety in hotels, motels and other places of public accommodation. The law mandates that federal employees on travel must stay in public accommodations that adhere to the life safety requirements in the legislation guidelines. PL101-391 also states that federally funded meetings and conferences cannot be held in properties that do not comply with the law. PL101-391 is applicable to all places of public accommodation, and requires that properties are equipped with:

  • Hard-wired, single-station smoke detectors in each guestroom in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 72;
  • An automatic sprinkler system, with a sprinkler head in each guest room in compliance with NFPA standards 13 or 13R. Properties three stories or lower in height are exempt from the sprinkler requirement.
USFA has been charged with carrying out FEMA's responsibilities with respect to the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. In addition to compiling, maintaining and publishing the National Master List, USFA is also responsible for taking steps to encourage states to promote the use of automatic sprinkler systems and automatic smoke detection systems.

Search the United States Fire Administration
Hotel-Motel National Master List

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Every day, every American comes in contact with a host of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — everything from the most common food ingredients to complex medical and surgical devices, lifesaving drugs, and radiation-emitting consumer and medical products. In fact, FDA-regulated products account for about 25 cents of every consumer dollar spent in the United States.

Stated most simply, FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

FDA's work is a blending of law and science aimed at protecting consumers; the Administration is responsible for regulating products including:

  • Food
    • Foodborne Illness
    • Nutrition
    • Dietary Supplements
  • Drugs
    • Prescription
    • Over-the-Counter
    • Generic
  • Medical Devices
    • Pacemakers
    • Contact Lenses
    • Hearing Aids
  • Biologics
    • Vaccines
    • Blood Products
  • Animal Feed and Drugs
    • Livestock
    • Pets
  • Cosmetics
    • Safety
    • Labeling
  • Radiation-Emitting Products
    • Cell Phones
    • Lasers
    • Microwaves
  • Tobacco Products

Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) Homepage

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FDA Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement,
and Criminal Investigations

OCI priorities include:

  • Breaches in the legitimate medical supply chain by individuals and organizations dealing in unapproved, counterfeit, and substandard medical products;
  • Criminal violations in situations where the normal regulatory process has been unable to remedy the problem;
  • Criminal violations where the risk of harm to the public health is particularly significant and the only remedy appears to be through the criminal process;
  • Criminal conduct that prevents the FDA from being able to properly regulate. This includes false statements to the FDA during the regulatory process and obstruction of justice.
  • OCI agents also work closely with their law enforcement partners through leadership of the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (

How to Report Product Problems
and Complaints to the FDA

FDA Recall Information On Twitter Go

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