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Consumer Protection and Education

Consumer protection and education

General

▶Agencies

Civil Division (Justice Dept.), Consumer Protection,450 5th St. N.W., #6400, 20001; (202) 307-0066. Fax, (202) 514-8742. Gus Eylur, Director.

Web, www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch

Enforces consumer protection statutes to protect health, safety, and economic security of consumers. Handles cases in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, deceptive trade practices and telemarketing fraud, food and dietary supplements, consumer product safety, odometer fraud, tobacco products, and civil defense litigation.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small Business Ombudsman,4330 East-West Hwy., #800A, Bethesda, MD 20814; (888) 531-9070. Shelby Mathis, Ombudsman, (301) 504-7865. TTY, (301) 595-7054.

General email, sbo@cpsc.gov

Web, www.cpsc.gov and Twitter, @CPSCSmallBiz

Provides guidance and advice to small businesses and small batch manufacturers about compliance with CPSC laws and regulations as well as technical assistance in resolving problems.

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