Were your holiday gifts naughty or nice? Report any unsafe products.
By Consumers Union on Friday, January 20th, 2012
The decorations are down and the tree is long gone, but how are your holiday gifts and toys holding up? If you received any products that turned out to pose safety hazards, report them to www.SaferProducts.gov.
Thousands of people have logged complaints of unsafe products on this website launched last year by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Reporting any hazardous products alerts government officials of potential problems. A search function lets you see if other people have had similar complaints, or to look up a product before purchasing it. The website also gives companies a chance to respond to your complaint.
Don’t let dangerous products go unreported. Go to www.saferproducts.gov and write about your experience. By reporting safety problems, you’ll help the CPSC identify dangerous products on the market and help other consumers make safer purchases.