Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

U.S. Boiler Recalls 26,000 Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Gas-fired hot water boilers Hazard: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit … Continue reading U.S. Boiler Recalls 26,000 Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Video Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune® California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into homes across … Continue reading New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

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

CPSC & OSHA Fireworks Safety Tips & Some “Things Not to Do” – Be Safe, If Fireworks are Legal in Your State!

CPSC Fireworks Safety   New CPSC Data Shows 60% of All Fireworks Injuries Occur Around July 4th; Firecrackers, Aerials, Homemade Explosives Cause Most Deaths, Injuries June 26, 2013 Release Number: 13-228 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the grounds of the National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its annual report of deaths … Continue reading CPSC & OSHA Fireworks Safety Tips & Some “Things Not to Do” – Be Safe, If Fireworks are Legal in Your State!

Late Winter Snow Reminder to “Operate Snowblowers & Shovels Properly.”

Snow removal is more than just another necessary household chore. All that bending and heavy lifting can put you at serious risk for injury. Snow removal can be especially dangerous if you do not exercise regularly. According to the 2009 US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Approximately 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for … Continue reading Late Winter Snow Reminder to “Operate Snowblowers & Shovels Properly.”

Fu San Machinery Recalls 163,000 Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2012 Release #13-064 Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 779-9200 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced … Continue reading Fu San Machinery Recalls 163,000 Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 108,000 Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2012 Release #13-047 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 444-3353 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Cordless Drill Due to Fire and Burn Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary … Continue reading Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 108,000 Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

LG Electronics Recalls 161,000 Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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: LG Electric Ranges … Continue reading LG Electronics Recalls 161,000 Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Energizer Recalls 260,000 Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2012 Release #12-253 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 383-7323 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Energizer Recalls Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a … Continue reading Energizer Recalls 260,000 Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target