If your state allows use of fireworks, please be safe and read what's at risk if you aren't careful. Be Safe and have a great Independance Day!
We have an updated version of our Fireworks Injuries infographic. The risks are the same. The only change is in the numbers.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. The latest media-reported figures … Continue reading Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2012 Release #13-066 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents of young children to anchor and stabilize their televisions, … Continue reading The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2011 Release #12-011 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC Announces ANPR for Table Saws to Address Serious Hand and Finger Injuries WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to address the large number of serious hand and finger injuries that occur each year, the U.S. Consumer Product … Continue reading CPSC Announces ANPR for Table Saws to Address Serious Hand and Finger Injuries
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge consumers to take time during Fire Prevention Week to check their homes for fire risks and to develop and practice a family escape plan. CPSC estimates an annual average of more than 386,000 unintentional residential fires (pdf), … Continue reading A Fire Safe Home: CPSC and NFPA Urge Consumers to Install Smoke Alarms, Practice a Family Escape Plan Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2011 Release #11-168 CPSC Recall Hotline: 800-638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: 301-504-7908 CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today SaferProducts.gov database delivered on time, on budget for the public WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) goes live with the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by … Continue reading CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Rechargeable batteries sold … Continue reading Rechargeable Batteries in 58,000 Video Baby Monitors Recalled to Replace by Summer Infant Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us