Who Regulates Your Products

The Consumer Product Safety Act (15 United States Code Section 2052) defines the term “consumer product” as any article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise, or (ii) for the personal use, consumption or enjoyment of a consumer in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise.   The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates consumer products.  But, some consumer products are subject to regulation by other federal and state agencies.    Below is a list of categories for products and services regulated by other agencies:

Advertising Practices                                    https://www.ftc.gov/

Aircraft                                                             http://www.faa.gov

Alcohol                                                             http://www.ttb.gov/index.shtml

Ammunition                                                    https://www.atf.gov/

Amusement Rides (State law)                     http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/122365/amuse.pdf

Automobiles                                                    http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Boats and Vessels                                           http://www.uscg.mil/

Car Seats                                                          http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Chemical Safety                                              http://www.csb.gov/

Consumer Products                                       http://www.cpsc.gov

Cosmetics                          http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/default.htm

Disease Control                                              http://www.cdc.gov/

Drugs                                                                http://www.fda.gov/

Emergency Response                                    http://www.fema.gov/

Firearms                                                          https://www.atf.gov/

Food                                                                 http://www.fda.gov/

Industrial/Workplace products                 http://www.epa.gov/

Medical Devices                                             http://www.fda.gov/

Motorcycles                                                    http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Pesticides                                                        http://www.epa.gov/

Radioactive Materials                                   http://www.nrc.gov/

Tires                                                                  http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Tobacco                                                            http://www.ttb.gov/index.shtml

Trucks                                                               http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Veterinary Medicines                                     http://www.fda.gov/

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