The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is 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 committed to 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.
For more information about current CPSC recalls visit them online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html to actual recalls.
www.recalls.gov alerts the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.