Do Not Call
The Do Not Call (DNC) Registry allows you to register your landline and cell phone number in one central database to limit the telemarketing calls you receive. Once you register your phone number, telemarketers not exempt from the DNC Registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you. The DNC Registry will not stop all telemarketers from calling you. Calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors are exempt. Companies with which you have an existing business relationship may still call you (unless you ask them to place your number on their own do-not-call list).
Executive Law §94-a(3)(a)(11) grants the Division of Consumer Protection the power and duty to “conduct product research and testing and, where appropriate, contract with private agencies and firms for the performance of such services.” The Division conducts child product safety testing campaigns to ensure compliance with applicable New York State and federal safety standards. All testing is performed by a third-party Consumer Product Safety Commission accredited laboratory.
The Division serves as the CPSC’s New York State designee for product safety. Together, the Division and the CPSC work to promote product safety programs throughout the State.
Product Safety and Injury Prevention
The Division provides the following resources and links to help consumers make informed choices in the marketplace.
Environmental & Household Products
- What You Can Do to Protect Children from Environmental Risks
- Reducing Environmental Exposures: The Seven Best Kid-Friendly Practices
- CPSC Alert (pdf) – Single-Load Liquid Packets: Harmful to Children
Health & Beauty Products
- What is Lead Poisoning
- Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (Safety Guide)
- Protect Children From Lead Poisoning
Tips for Staying Safe at Home
- Fire Safety
- Tip Over Safety: How to Protect Children from Furniture and Tip Over Incidents
- Protect Your Family from a Fire in Your Home
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Safety
- Safety for Older Consumers - Home Checklist
- Hoverboard Safety
- Playground Safety
- Pursuant to General Business Law 399-dd, the Division of Consumer Protection offers the following resources to support safer playground environments. The CPSC estimates that there are more than 156,000 injuries annually on public playgrounds across the country requiring emergency room treatment. If you seek to purchase, install, and/or maintain playground equipment, please use the following information as a guide, as published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Movable Soccer Goal Safety
- Pool Safety
- ATV Safety
- Injury Prevention in New York State
Children's Product Safety
Keep Your Child Safe: Product Safety Tips
Toys and household items can pose a serious risk of injury. The resource is provided to encourage consumers to purchase safe and age appropriate toys and products; supervise children when at play; and, read product labels and warnings.
Children's Product Safety and Recall Effectiveness Act
Learn more about the rules retailers, manufacturers, and other parties responsible for children’s and juvenile durable products sold in New York State must follow if there is a children’s or juvenile durable product is recalled.
For daily updates on all product recalls, please follow DCP's Twitter Page
For a comprehensive list of the latest consumer product recalls visit: http://www.recalls.gov/