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Agency Consumer Product Safety Commission
Acronym CPSC
Hierarchy Independent Establishments and Government Corporations.
Docs News Releases; Reports
URL http://www.cpsc.gov/
Notes CPSC, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. They have 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, cars, trucks and motorcycles are covered by the Department of Transportation; foods, drugs and cosmetics are covered by the Food and Drug Administration; and alcohol, tobacco and firearms are within the jurisdiction of the Department of the Treasury.