What is the Consumer Product Safety Commission Responsible for?
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.
Steps to Filing a Defective Product Report & Filing a Complaint With the CPSC
The CPSC has made reporting dangerous or hazardous products very simple. You can use the online forms at the CPSC website to report an injury or death and to file a complaint about an unsafe product.
Link to CPSC Form: https://www.saferproducts.gov/IncidentReporting
About the CPSC
The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard, or that can injure adults or children. The CPSC works to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, household chemicals, and literally millions of other consumer products.
When an injured individual or their loved one files a CPSC complaint, they can help the CPSC by contributing to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with unsafe and defective consumer products.
Can a lawyer file a CPSC complaint?
Yes. Sometimes these reports are and can be made by an injured consumer’s legal counsel, i.e. their attorney or lawyer that is investigating the merits of a product liability lawsuit on behalf of the injured individual.
Our product liability lawyers regularly file complaints with the CPSC after being contacted by potential clients. Remember, if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective consumer product, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
- The CPSC receives approximately 10,000 reports of dangerous consumer products annually.
- The 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 $800 billion annually.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in defective product lawsuits. We handle product liability litigation nationwide and are currently accepting new defective or dangerous consumer product cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: if you or a loved one have been injured by a consumer product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.