Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) became law on August 14, 2008. Through CPSIA, Congress gave the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) powerful new tools to protect consumers and their families. CPSIA requires CPSC to create a public portal and a publicly accessible, searchable database of consumer product incident reports. Through the public portal, consumers will be able to report potential product safety hazards to CPSC in ways that improve the quality, value, and accuracy of the data collected.

In addition, selling recalled products is now unlawful. The law sets strict limits for lead in paint and for lead content. Additionally, three types of phthalates are permanently prohibited in certain toys and child care articles and three other phthalates are prohibited on an interim basis in certain child care articles and children's products that can be placed in a child's mouth. Learn more about the CPSIA


CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.