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The CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency formed in 1972, and charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard, or that 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 substantially to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products since the agency was founded.

What is, and why does it exist? is the CPSC-owned website where the public can file and read safety-related complaints about consumer products within the agency’s jurisdiction.

In August 2008, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), which required the CPSC to create a searchable public database of reports of harm (Reports) related to the use of consumer products and other products or substances within CPSC’s jurisdiction. Congress required that the Database be publicly available, searchable, and accessible through the CPSC’s website. In August 2011, Congress amended the CPSIA to add requirements for seeking additional information about product reports submitted to the Database and the timing for posting such reports. was created to:
  • Collect reports of harm or potential harm from consumers about unsafe consumer products.
  • Publish reports of harm or potential harm in a searchable, public database.
  • Provide businesses with the ability and means to respond to reports about potentially dangerous consumer products.

Download all recalls and unsafe product reports:

Public Database Export

Where can I find more information about the requirements for posting information on

The Commission adopted a rule that defines the Database and the scope of its contents which is codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 16 CFR part 1102 (effective January 10, 2011), and is available at 75 FR 76832 (Dec. 9, 2010).