The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), having recently celebrated its sixteenth birthday, no longer can claim to be a young agency. On October 27, 1972, Congress created the Commission to protect individuals from deaths and injuries caused by dangerous or defective consumer products. Yet the CPSC, as it approaches maturity, has failed to fulfill numerous purposes for which Congress established it.
Carl Tobias, Revitalizing the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 50 Mont. L. Rev. 237 (1989)