US Consumer Product Safety Commission Sues for Sale of Dangerous Products

On July 14, 2021, The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) filed a complaint against Amazon arising out of the sale of hundreds of thousands of hazardous products.  The products include carbon monoxide detectors that fail to detect carbon monoxide, hairdryers without required protection from shock and electrocution, and flammable sleepwear meant for children. The CPSC said its complaint “seeks to force Amazon, as a distributor of the products, to stop selling these products, work with CPSC staff on a recall of the products, and to directly notify consumers who purchased them about the recall and offer them a full refund.

These hazardous products were sold by third parties using Fulfillment by Amazon, a program in which Amazon stores products in its warehouses, ships them to customers, and receives a portion of the proceeds from their sale.

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