U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an inde­pendent federal regulatory agency that was created in 1972 by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Act. The agency’s mis­sion, as directed by Congress, is to “protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with con­sumer products.”

The CPSC has jurisdiction affecting 15,000 types of consumer products, from automatic-drip coffee makers to toys to lawn mow­ers. There a number of standards under CPSC Standard 16 CFR {Code of Federal Regulations) that deal with the labeling and advertising of home insulation as well as the installation and han­dling of cellulose insulation.


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