Did you know that the number of kitchen fires triples on Thanksgiving Day?  Yes, it can happen to you.

There is an average of about 1,300 kitchen fires on Thanksgiving compared to about 400 on other days, looking at the data from 2010 through 2012.

It makes sense.  Thanksgiving is all about gathering family and friends and cooking a big homemade meal.

So now that you know about the increased fire threat, how do you cook Thanksgiving dinner safely?

Avoid loose-fitting clothing with (…)

Read More Nov 23

Sometimes the holiday season can be stressful. But, shopping for toys doesn’t have to be. In fact, the good news is that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported a decline in toy recalls in the past few years and consumers can shop with confidence.

In fiscal year 2015, CPSC issued 25 toy recalls, way down from 172 in 2008. Even with the decline in recalls, CPSC continues to detect and detain too many violative toys at U.S. ports. These dangerous imports have excessive (…)

Read More Nov 19

There were more than 12,500 deaths of adults 65 years old and older from 2009 to 2011 that were associated with consumer products reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly three-quarters of the deaths involved falls, 70 percent of which were due to falling on stairs, ramps, landings and floors.


Twenty-seven percent of the consumer product-related deaths reported to CPSC were not fall related. Instead, the deaths most frequently involved drowning in pools (…)

Read More Nov 17

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Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 1.

That means it’s time to turn clocks back one hour AND put fresh batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
This is important. Your alarms need new batteries every year to work properly.

Did you know that three out of five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or homes without working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association?

CPSC estimates that between 2010 and 2012 (…)

Read More Oct 28

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CPSC’s latest figures show that an estimated 4,400 consumers suffered Halloween activity-related injuries during October and November 2014. What were the top causes? Pumpkin-carving catastrophes and decorating disasters were the most frequently reported incident scenarios.

Fortunately, there is no reason to fear what is preventable.

CPSC has these safety precautions to prevent Halloween-related incidents. We hope all of the little trick-or-treaters have a safe and fun holiday. (…)

Read More Oct 26