Privacy and Security Notice

  1. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a Federal Government regulatory agency, provides as a public service.

  2. We will not collect personal information about any visitor to this site unless it is voluntarily given to us.

  3. Information presented on these pages is public information. You may freely distribute, copy, or link to any of the information presented.

  4. In order to manage our site, we collect some information for statistical purposes. This is standard information which is automatically collected and stored in log files; it does not identify a visitor personally. This government computer system uses software programs to analyze the data and furnish statistics. We use the statistics for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to users, improving technical design specifications, and identifying performance or problem areas.

  5. To ensure the security of the site and to ensure that the service remains available to all users, this government security system employs software programs to monitor network traffic so we can identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

  6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited. Such attempts may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

  7. We do not attempt to identify users of the site or their usage habits.

  8. If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail to, any personal information provided is used only to respond to your message, and will not be disclosed without explicit permission.

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