PromiseRejectionEvent: PromiseRejectionEvent() constructor

The PromiseRejectionEvent() constructor returns a new PromiseRejectionEvent object, which represents events fired when a JavaScript Promise is rejected.

With promise rejection events, it becomes possible to detect and report promises which fail and whose failures go unnoticed. It also becomes easier to write a global handler for errors.

There are two types of PromiseRejectionEvent: unhandledrejection is sent by the JavaScript runtime when a promise is rejected but the rejection goes unhandled. A rejectionhandledevent is emitted if a promise is rejected but the rejection is caught by a rejection handler.


new PromiseRejectionEvent(type, options)



A string with the name of the event. It is case-sensitive and browsers set it to rejectionhandled or unhandledrejection.


An object that, in addition of the properties defined in Event(), can have the following properties:


The Promise that was rejected.


Any value or Object which represents the reason the promise was rejected. This can be anything from a numeric error code to an error string to an object which contains detailed information describing the situation resulting in the promise being rejected.

Return value

A new PromiseRejectionEvent object configured as specified by the parameters.


This example creates a new unhandledrejection event for the promise myPromise with the reason being the string "My house is on fire". The reason could just as easily be a number, or even an object with detailed information including the home address, how serious the fire is, and the phone number of an emergency contact who should be notified.

let myRejectionEvent = new PromiseRejectionEvent("unhandledrejection", {
  promise: myPromise,
  reason: "My house is on fire",


HTML Standard
# unhandled-promise-rejections:dom-event-constructor

Browser compatibility

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