(2013-05-14) Bicycle Safety: It’s No Accident!
Blog en español Tune up your bikes, and get riding! Around the country this month, organizations are sponsoring Bike to School and Bike to Work days. It’s a great time to remind yourselves and your kids about bike safety. Step 1: “Strap It On, Save a Life.” Having a helmet head is cool—and it protects your brain. Nearly
(2013-05-08) Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day
Blog en español Remember the happiness you felt when you first held your baby? Was your next thought “Now what?” Keeping your baby safe was likely one concern. Do you know there are some simple steps that you can take to lessen your worry and create a safer home for you and your baby? Well, there
(2013-04-18) Window Falls: A Community Acts for Safety
Blog en español Community education programs work. That’s a message we at CPSC hear regularly through our Neighborhood Safety Network. Last week, during Window Safety Week, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland, Ore., touted that message while spreading the word on preventing window falls. “According to Oregon Trauma Registry data, the rate of children’s
(2013-03-20) Safeguard Your Home from Emerging Poisoning Risks
[post_thumbnail]While kids getting into bottles of pain medicine remains a leading cause of poisonings, new and different serious risks have emerged: single-load liquid laundry packets and coin- or button-sized batteries.
(2013-03-11) Happy Birthday, SaferProducts!
SaferProducts.gov turns 2 today. In two years, we have posted more than 13,500 consumer product safety-related reports. These reports may involve products in your home or products that you are thinking about purchasing. These are available for you to see. Make today your SaferProducts Day. Explore the reports and recalls that have been posted, be informed,
(2013-03-07) View CPSC on YouTube: Your Consumer Product Safety Information Destination
In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, we have pulled together our Top Ten YouTube videos that you, our viewers, have valued the most (or at least spent the most time watching over the past 3 ½ years): Maclaren Stroller Recall Video Pool Safely Educational Video Safe Sleep for Babies: Learn How Advertencia sobre los Cargadores de Tela Para
(2013-02-19) Play Yards: New Safety Rule to Take Effect
[post_thumbnail]Beginning Feb. 28, 2013, manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards to ensure that they meet new federal safety standards.
(2013-02-08) Be Safe: Check Your Home Heating
Blog en español Two women are reported to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning recently in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper reports that a faulty boiler is suspected. Elsewhere, in Oxford, Conn., a man reportedly died due to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) found in a home where he was housesitting. The
(2012-12-21) Dec. 28: Crib Standard Deadline Fast Approaching
[post_thumbnail]Here are some materials that we have created to help you understand the new crib standards and what child care centers, hotels, motels and places of public accommodation need to do.
(2012-12-13) CPSC Research: 1 Child Dies Every 2 Weeks
[post_thumbnail]A new CPSC data report shows that 349 people (84 percent of them children under 9) were killed between 2000 and 2011 when TVs, furniture, or appliances toppled over onto them. The 41 reported deaths in 2011 were the highest number reported in one year.
(2012-11-08) Move Your Generator Out of the Garage
[post_thumbnail]Since Hurricane Sandy hit, more than a dozen people in the Northeast have died from carbon monoxide, or CO, poisonings from generators, according to news accounts.