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United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

(United States) The CPSC is the U.S. governmental agency charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products 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 responsible for 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 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Mailing Contact: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Washington, DC 20207-0001 USA. Street Contact: 4330 East-West Highway; Bethesda, Maryland 20814-440 USA8; Tel: [1] (800) 638-2772, [1] (301) 504-7923; Web: www.cpsc.gov.

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