Consumer Product Safety Commission Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with reducing unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products. The CPSC has jurisdiction over approximately 15,000 products in the home, in schools, and in recreation. The Consumer Product Safety Commission requires reporting of product defects and enforces regulations intended to reduce unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products.

The Commission doesn't have jurisdiction over some categories of products. They include automobiles and other on-road vehicles, tires, boats, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, food, drugs, cosmetics, pesticides, and medical devices.