Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 provided further safety requirements for children's products as well as the protection of whistleblowers who take certain actions to raise concerns about consumer product safety. The CPSC has the power to develop safety standards and pursue recalls for products that present unreasonable or substantial risks of injury or death to consumers. It has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products.

Although it doesn't have jurisdiction over some categories of product like automobiles and other on-road vehicles, tires, boats, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, food, drugs, cosmetics, pesticides, and medical devices. The CPSC also doesn't have the legal authority to test or certify products for safety.

A product recall is a request to return to the manufacturer a batch or an entire production run of a product or the removal from sale of products that may constitute a risk to consumers because of contamination, sabotage, or faults in the production.

For information or assistance on the reporting requirements or product recall procedures of the Consumer Product Safety Commission or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Contact:

Dunaway & Cross, P.C
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
Suite 410
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone (202) 862 9700
Fax (202) 862 9710


Strongin Rothman & Abrams, LLP
Roadway, Suite 2003
New York, N.Y. 10004
Phone: (212) 931-8313
Fax: (212) 931-8319

Howard F. Strongin
E-mail :

Bowman & Brooke, LLP
4961 Kingsberry Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: (952) 933-1195
Fax: (952) 933-8474

Kenneth Ross Of Counsel