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Products Under the Jurisdication of Other Federal Agencies and other Federal links

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has jurisdiction over about 15,000 types of consumer products, from coffee makers, to toys, to lawn mowers, to fireworks. However, some types of consumer products are covered by other Federal agencies. For example, automobiles, trucks and motorcycles are within the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation; food, drugs (except for child resistant-packaging for these products), and cosmetics are covered by the Food and Drug Administration. Such product types and certain situations are presented below, along with links to the appropriate Federal agencies; some other Federal consumer links are provided as well.

CPSC provides links to the web sites listed below as a service to our users. Their contents may be of interest to viewers of CPSC's web site. However, CPSC does not necessarily agree with the contents of those sites or with the viewpoints of the agencies/organizations that sponsor the sites.

bulletUSA.gov: Links to All U.S. Government Agencies

bulletU.S. Government Consumer Gateway: A "one-stop" web site to access multiple federal consumer information resources

bulletFood and Drug Administration's Consumer Health Information Page

bulletMotor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment, and car seat performance in protecting children when riding in on-road vehicles: NHTSA/DOT (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration within the Department of Transportation, DOT; see below for their auto safety hotline)

bulletDOT's Auto Safety Hotline: NHTSA/DOT - How to report a car or truck that you feel has a safety defect

bulletFood, drugs, cosmetics, radiation, medical devices, and veterinary medicines: FDA (Food and Drug Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS)

bulletPesticides, rodenticides, fungicides: EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

bulletBoats and other watercraft (including personal watercraft): USCG (U.S. Coast Guard)

bulletWork-related incidents: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, DOL). Also see NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS)

bulletDeceptive or unfair trade practices: FTC (Federal Trade Commission)

bulletFirearms: ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms within the Department of the Treasury)

bulletChemical Safety: CSB (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)

bulletPrograms and services for children and families: ACF (Administration for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS)

bullet National Center for Standards and Certification Information (within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST). Information on voluntary standards, including those for consumer products.

bulletAccess America for Seniors: A clearinghouse for federal agency activities and services for seniors

bullet The White House

bullet CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within the Department of Health and Human Services) and its injury prevention center NCIPC (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)

bullet SafeUSA: An alliance of public and private partners dedicated to reducing injuries and injury-related deaths (CDC)

bullet Disaster-related information or help with emergency preparedness: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

bullet USFA (U.S. Fire Administration within the Federal Emergency Management Agency) for fire safety and education information, educational material, fire statistics and other data, and kids' page.

bullet CIC (Consumer Information Center within the General Services Administration, GSA)

bullet NTIS (National Technical Information Service within the Department of Commerce, DOC). The official resource for government-sponsored U.S. and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information.

bullet Health: Gateway to federal health-related web sites, including those of the Surgeon General, the families and children section of the U.S. State & Local Government Gateway, and the National Health Information Center.

bullet Healthfinder: Consumer health and human services information and resources provided by U.S. government agencies and other organizations.

bullet IHS: Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program.

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