The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission administers and enforces laws related to protecting you from unreasonable risks from products you buy. Many products are highly regulated, others have minimal guidelines. In some cases, manufacturers voluntarily set standards to ensure consumer safety.
Here are some examples:
Yamaha Corp. of American recalled benches sold with grand pianos on 2/21/17 because the paint on the interior compartment contains excessive lead.
On 2/10/17, Restoration Hardware recalled dining room tables with a metal top, which contain lead.
Britax recalled their B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers with a “click & go” feature on 2/16/17. If the receiver mount is damaged, the car seat can fall off the stroller without warning.
Numerous other products are recalled every week due to fall hazards, risk of tipping over, or overheating/fire risk. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) does not endorse or recommend particular products or brands. They do provide information about safety features to look for when shopping for many items, from cribs to pools to ATVs to home wiring products.
Additionally, the CPSC includes many safety education messages on their website. For instance, there is information on childproofing your home for various ages of children. See https://www.cpsc.gov.