CPSC Website for Report of Unsafe Products

In March 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) launched a new website which allows consumers and others to report on consumer products which are alleged to be unsafe.  The database is searchable by product type or company and list both recalls and reports of unsafe products.  Once a report of an unsafe product is filed, the CPSC must post the report on the database within 10 business days.  Companies can register with CPSC to be notified of a report on one of the company’s products by email instead of regular mail.  The advantage of registering is additional time to review and respond to a report prior to its posting on the website.