Consumer Product Safety Commission Launches Product Safety Website

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on March 18, 2011

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Many Buffalo personal injury lawsuits are the result of consumers using unsafe products.  In an effort to provide consumers with information before a personal injury occurs, on March 11, 2011 the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched a new, congressionally mandated product safety database at

Consumers may use this new website to report harm or risk of harm caused by a consumer product.  Around the beginning of April, these reports will be searchable by consumers who may have concerns about a specific product.   

The reason for the delay in reports becoming searchable is because the CPSC must review all reports submitted and transmit them to the manufacturer, when possible, within five business days.  The manufacturer then has ten business days to respond with any comments or claims. Once that ten days has passed, both the report and the manufacturer’s comments, if any, will be posted on

Submitted reports that lack required information or are determined to be inaccurate will not be published.  If a report includes confidential information, it will be redacted prior to publication.

Recall information may also be searched at the website.

If you have suffered a personal injury from a dangerous product, we would be happy to help you.  Please feel free to call us at 716-542-5444.

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