For 50 years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has protected the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products. On October 27, 2022, CPSC celebrates our 50th Anniversary. Stay Updated. Follow CPSC’s 50th Anniversary celebration on social media using #CPSC50.
50th Anniversary Resources
Chair Hoehn-Saric on CPSC’s 50th Anniversary
CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric details the accomplishments of CPSC over its first 50 years in a speech at the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).
A look back at consumer product protections over the last 50 years.
On average, 31 children under the age of five die in the U.S. each year of unintentional poisonings from consumer products found in the home. This is a decline of 80% from 1972, when 216 children died. In 2018, the number of reported fatalities dropped to 17, the lowest figure since reporting began in 1972.
CPSC celebrates its 50th year keeping the public safe, since the enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Act in 1972. From 1980 to 2018, CPSC reports a 64 percent decline in residential fires, a 63 percent decline in fire deaths and a 60 percent decline in fire injuries.