Consumer Products Safety Commission


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Consumer Products Safety Commission

An agency of the U.S. federal government that seeks to protect consumers from injury resulting from the use of goods. For example, the CPSC is responsible for ensuring that cribs manufactured and sold in the United States are safe for babies. It is headed by three commissioners appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. It was established in 1972 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
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In the past, he has worked closely on flammability issues with upholstery fabric producers, suppliers and customers and regulators from the Consumer Products Safety Commission and California's Bureau of Home Furnishings and numerous other agencies and organizations.
Number of gun locks which failed a product safety test conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, which reported that these models, "could be opened without the key--some just by striking them hard."
Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc., of Elverson, PA, is providing new safety restraints for about 7 million infant swings made before November 1997.

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