Consumer Product Safety Act-CPSA Law and Legal Definition

Consumer Product Safety Act was enacted in 1972 by the U.S. Congress. The Act established an agency which provides a safety standard to evade any risks associated with the consumer products. The Act also prohibits those products that are substandard. Under the Act, the products are also recalled if they are found to be hazardous in nature.

The main purposes of the Act are:

1. to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products.

2.to assist consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of consumer products.

3.to develop uniform safety standards for consumer products and to minimize conflicting state and local regulations.

4.to promote research and investigation into the causes and prevention of product related deaths, illness and injuries.