The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is on the job and working to protect consumers from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), CPSC is using an approach that relies on employees teleworking to the maximum extent possible in conjunction with staff whose onsite presence is necessary to perform their duties. Our goal is to provide for the safety of our staff while continuing our work for the safety of consumers.
Companies are reminded of their statutory obligation to report under Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act. Consumers are encouraged to continue reporting incidents or unsafe products at SaferProducts.gov or the CPSC Hotline 1.800.638.2772.
A reminder for consumers who may be particularly focused on cleaning and disinfecting their homes: household cleaners and other chemicals can be poisonous. Always keep these items sealed with child safety packaging, locked up, and out of a child’s reach.
Checklists for Keeping Your Home Safe During COVID-19
During these times of uncertainty, you want your home to be a safe place for you and your loved ones. Especially now, when you are spending so much time indoors, you need to be able to identify and handle the hidden hazards in your home that can cause injury or death. Just as you are working to protect those you love from COVID-19, CPSC urges you to protect your family from these hazards as well.
CPSC continues to protect the public from dangerous consumer products through science, investigation, corrective action and communication. In response to the current crisis, CPSC has created a series of Home Safe Checklists, whether your home has babies, teens or seniors—or all of them. Print the lists that work for you, and spend a few moments checking off the safety items. When so much in the world seems beyond control, these checklists are simple, clear steps you can take for the safety of your family.
CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19
Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details.
It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
Information on CPSC meetings
Due to COVID-19, some public Commission briefings and activities may be changed or suspended. If you have questions about the status of an event at the U.S. CPSC, please contact the Office of the Secretary at 301-504-7479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOIA Procedures in Response to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office staff are on extended telework. As a result, we temporarily do not have access to U.S. mail, and will be processing all FOIA requests electronically during this time. FOIA requests and appeals submitted via US mail or courier, and any FOIA records requiring physical delivery will be delayed. If you are a requester who has not already signed up for Public Access Link (PAL) in order to submit electronic FOIA requests and appeals, and to receive FOIA responses electronically, please do so today by visiting https://foiapal.cpsc.gov/App/Home.aspx. In the alternative, please submit new FOIA requests and appeals to the email@example.com email address. If you are a manufacturer who has not already signed up to receive Section 6 notifications via the Collaboration Portal, please visit https://origin.prod.cpsc.gov/Guidance-for-Firms-Responding-to-a-FOIA-Request-via-the-Electronic-Manufacturer-Notification for registration information.
More information about COVID-19
Consumer and medical information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma, cases and what to do if you are sick, along with frequently asked questions.
The latest public health and safety information from CDC and for the overarching medical and health provider community on COVID-19.
USA.gov is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).