Consumer Safety & Recalls

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products used in and around the home, in sports, recreation, and schools including:

  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Household
  • Children's products
  • Lighting/lighters
  • Outdoor equipment
  • Sports/exercise

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation provides recall information including vehicle and equipment campaigns from 1966 to present. The campaigns include motor vehicle products which experienced a safety-related defect or did not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards:

  • Motor vehicles and related equipment
  • Child safety seats
  • Tires

Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) investigates consumer complaints about recreational boats and related equipment. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations dealing with:

  • Recreational boats (including personal watercraft)
  • Boat manufacturer installed equipment
  • Boating safety issues

Food & Drug Administration & Department of Agriculture

The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture share responsibility for food safety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has jurisdiction over recalls involving the following:

  • Food
  • Pet and farm animal feed
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs
  • Vaccines
  • Medical devices
  • Blood and plasma products
  • Veterinary products
  • Other biologics

Food Safety & Inspection Service

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspects and regulates the following:

  • Meat
  • Poultry products
  • Eggs

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education, and assessment efforts. EPA has jurisdiction over recalls involving:

  • Pesticides
  • Rodenticides
  • Fungicides
  • Vehicle emission testing

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