Products Liability Resource Links

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC oversees more than 15,000 types of consumer products in the U.S. It establishes safety guidelines, sets fines and coordinates recalls of defective and dangerous products.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC is responsible for handling complaints about false advertising and fraud, including claims that relate to product quality.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA regulates the nation's drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and food. Its website provides information on its activities and recalled items.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
ISMP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing both consumers and health care providers about the safe use of medication. The website discusses issues such as medication errors and easily confused drug names.

Kidd Safety
Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) site for kids, with games and information emphasizing safety during play and at home.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) U.S. agency dedicated to investigating child safety seat compliance with regulations; seat belt usage; car safety; and safety recalls.

Household Products Database: Health & Safety Information on Household Products
National Institutes of Health (NIH) information on items you may have in your home, with an eye toward their safety and ingredients.

Recalls.gov
A centralized database containing information on government recalls of dangerous and defective products.

U.S. Fire Administration for Citizens
Consumer information on safety recalls of items that present fire-related hazards.

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