|Source||U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission|
|File Size||1.58 GB|
|Dates Covered||2006-2010 (see archived files for 1990-2005)|
|Buy this database||Click here to purchase and download this database|
The CPSC dataset includes information about potential injuries, deaths and investigations related to consumer products. Some of the products include children's toys, bicycles, swimming pools, ATVs (three- and four-wheelers), sports equipment, hobby items, lawn mowers, hair dryers, playground equipment and many more.
The database consists of four tables provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commissions National Injury Information Clearinghouse. CPSC maintains this data to help protect the public by alerting people to potential hazards associated with consumer products. Fields include age, race and gender of the victim; state and city of the incident; product type involved and more.
What you won't find in this database is information that could possibly identify a specific patient/victim. Also not included is information about automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, car seat protection, foods, medicines, cosmetics, medical devices or dissatisfaction with business practices.
Record layouts and samples of this database
|NEISS table sample (NEISS_sample.zip)||10.6 KB|
|INDP table sample (INDP_sample.zip)||31.4 KB|
|DTHS table sample (dths_sample.zip)||8.5 KB|
|Readme (README.txt)||10.3 KB|
|IPII table sample (IPII_sample.zip)||13.1 KB|
|Record layouts (cpsc_layouts.doc)||33.5 KB|
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Injury/Death Data
This tipsheet explains how to use the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Injury Information Clearinghouse database.
Product Recalls: A Defective Process
A Sun-Sentinel investigation of "the nation's product recall system and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission" revealed that "vital information about dangerous products is kept from consumers because of federal secrecy laws" and dangerous products are left on the market even after the government discovers they have injured Americans.
It' No Accident: How Corporations Sell Dangerous Baby Products
Felcher reveals case after case of babies and toddlers being injured or killed by cribs, cradles, carriers, car seats, strollers and other products supposedly designed to be safe. The author, a former marketing lecturer, examines the hideous tricks that big businesses use to hide from the public the risks that their products pose to children. The book depicts how the lack of enough regulatory power over baby products has given faulty companies the leeway to settle wrongful death lawsuits outside courts and to push grieving parents to accept gag orders.