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January Safety Tip: Get to Know the Consumer Protection Safety Commission

January Safety Tip: Get to Know the Consumer Protection Safety Commission

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products. The CPSC fulfills its mission by banning dangerous consumer products, establishing safety requirements for other consumer products, issuing recalls of products already on the market, and researching potential hazards associated with consumer products.

Recalls

The CPSC website is a useful resource for product safety information and, most importantly, it posts recalls of products and how to go about returning them.

You can subscribe to CPSC News and Information to be alerted via email whenever a product has been recalled.

Product Registration Cards for Durable Infant or Toddler Products

A product registration card is a postage paid card that requests consumer contact information. Manufacturers are required to include these cards in infant and toddler durable products made after June 2010. Registering your product will allow manufacturers to contact you directly if the product has been recalled. Manufacturers are required to use this information to notify you when there is a recall. You won't have to rely on catching the news the day of the recall.

  • Too many consumers never find out that a product they have in their home is recalled.
  • Filling out these cards could save a life or prevent an injury.
  • As soon as you open a package of an infant or toddler product, fill out the card and put it in the mail or go online to complete the registration.
  • This information cannot be used for marketing or other commercial purposes, so your privacy will be protected.

 

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