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.
Links to All U.S. Government Agencies
Consumer Gateway: A "one-stop" web site
to access multiple federal consumer information resources
Food and Drug Administration's Consumer Health Information Page
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)
DOT's Auto Safety Hotline: NHTSA/DOT - How to report a car or truck that
you feel has a safety defect
cosmetics, radiation, medical devices, and veterinary medicines: FDA (Food and Drug Administration within
the Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS)
rodenticides, fungicides: EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Boats and other watercraft (including personal watercraft): USCG (U.S. Coast Guard)
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)
Deceptive or unfair
trade practices: FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
(Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms within the Department of the
Chemical Safety: CSB
(U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)
services for children and families: ACF (Administration for Children
and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services,
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.
Access America for Seniors: A clearinghouse for federal agency activities and services for seniors
The White House
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)
SafeUSA: An alliance of public and private partners dedicated to reducing injuries and injury-related deaths (CDC)
Disaster-related information or help with
emergency preparedness: FEMA (Federal
Emergency Management Agency)
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.
CIC (Consumer Information Center
within the General Services Administration, GSA)
(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
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.
Healthfinder: Consumer health and human services information and resources provided by U.S. government agencies and other organizations.
IHS: Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program.