The Consumer Product Safety Commission was created in 1972 to protect the public from "unreasonable risks of serious injury or death" from consumer products. Items under their jurisdiction include toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals. This independent commission is behind many of the toy recalls you hear about in the news. Products not under their control are those specifically regulated by other federal agencies, such as food, drugs, firearms and cars. Consumers can report an injury, death or unsafe product by filling out an online form.