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About CPSC


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

CPSC Blog Policy


General Policy

Official CPSC blogs are provided to serve as a forum for advancing the Commission’s safety message and improving communications with the general public, businesses, State/Local/Foreign government entities, and other Federal agencies. Our blogs will discuss product safety issues, recall announcements, and important ongoing agency activities. This blog policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure the continued use of our blogs is consistent with their intended purpose as a limited forum.

Product References

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that are included in a blog are provided solely for the information of individuals using the blog. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of CPSC, the United States Government, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying CPSC or Government endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Records Management

Our blogs will conform and comply with the agency’s records maintenance and disposition system.

Linking Policy

Our blogs may include hypertext links or reference to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ blogs. Our blogs provide these links solely for the blog users’ information and convenience. When a user selects a link to an outside website, he/she is leaving our blog and is subject to the privacy and security policies of the owner/sponsor of the outside website and your website interactions are no longer protected by our privacy policy. Hyperlinks to websites created and maintained by other public and private organizations should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained on those linked pages.

Our blogs may provide links to free software, such as Portable Document Format (PDF) that you need to view government documents. These links are provided as a service and do not constitute an endorsement of a specific product.

  • CPSC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • CPSC cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. Those who provide comments are responsible for the copyright of the text they provide.
  • CPSC is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • CPSC does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Copyright Information

Links to and feeds of CPSC blogs are welcomed. Unless a copyright is indicated, information on our blogs is in the public domain and may be freely copied, distributed, and/or linked. Attribution to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as the source of the information is appreciated. If a copyright is indicated on a video, photo, graphic, or other material obtained from the blog site, permission to copy the material must be obtained from the copyright owner.

Disclaimer of Endorsement of Author

The views expressed on our blogs are those of the individual bloggers. These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect the views of CPSC or the Government.

Public Affairs/Media Requests

If you would like verification or a transcript of information released on a CPSC blog or if you have any questions or comments about the information presented, please contact CPSC’s Office of Information and Public Affairs. Reporters must submit questions to the Public Affairs Office through normal query channels and refrain from submitting questions on blogs. CPSC will not post questions from reporters. Public Affairs may be contacted at 301-504-7908 or info@cpsc.gov.

Privacy and Security

Our blogs follow the cpsc.gov Privacy and Security Policy. CPSC will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Please view our complete Privacy and Security Policy located at CPSC.gov.


CPSC is committed to providing access to individuals with disabilities and its blogs comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Section 508 requires that members of the public with disabilities, who seek information from CPSC’s web site, have access and use that is comparable to that afforded to all site visitors, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our blogs, please contact us at feedback@cpsc.gov and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you’re seeking.

The Office of Information and Public Affairs manages this blog as a portal for information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. However, information posted on this blog is not official policy of CPSC and will in no way grant anyone any rights, privileges, or standing on any matter. Please e-mail us at feedback@cpsc.gov if you have further questions regarding this policy.