Finding Safe Products

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Product Safety Resources for Everyone — A little knowledge goes a long way toward keeping you and your family safe from dangerous or defective products. These valuable resources will give you information about product safety ratings and recalls. For information specific to cars, go here. For information specific to child safety seats and cars, go here.

Resources for Finding Safe Products

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Find information on product safety and recalls here. To report an unsafe product, go here.

  • Consumer Reports — a subscription site that allows search of independent test results and safety ratings of child products of all kinds. Well worth the low one-year subscription price.

  • www.recalls.gov — Search for product recalls on this site where six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create a "one-stop shop" for U.S. government recalls.

  • World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) — Massachusetts charitable nonprofit corporation, was founded by Edward M. Swartz, a nationally known trial lawyer and child safety consumer advocate. Since 1968, Swartz has worked to educate the public about life-threatening toys and other children's products, including children's furniture, clothing and playground equipment. Since 1973, the annual "10 Worst Toys" list has identified toys with the potential to cause childhood injuries, and even death. W.A.T.C.H.'s annual "Toy Conference" has generated extensive national press and media coverage. For a list of "Toy Hazards to Watch Out For," go here.