In the lead up to summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns parents about the dangers of children riding adult all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Tragically, during the four days of the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend, there were at least 13 deaths and an estimated 2,900 emergency room treated injuries associated with ATV usage, according to reports gathered by CPSC.  Reports for the six Memorial Day holiday weekends from 2009 to 2014 show a total of more than 114 ATV-related (…)

Read More May 27

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Summer is right around the corner and perhaps you’re looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it’s taking a refreshing dip in a pool, getting that much needed exercise by riding a bike or simply opening a window to feel the warm breeze, safety should always come first. Be a “Summer Safety Superhero” by following these simple steps:

Pool Safely

Teach kids to swim or sign them up for swim lessons.
Install a four-sided fence around your pool
Learn CPR.
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Read More May 17

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Anchor It!, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) national public education campaign aimed at preventing child deaths and injuries from furniture and TV tip-over incidents, today announced 20 organizations that have signed on to become Anchor It! Advocates and Community Leaders. CPSC is working in collaboration with Walmart, Safe Kids Worldwide, Kids in Danger, the American Home Furnishings Alliance, and many more.
According to CPSC data, a child in the United (…)

Read More Apr 20

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Spring is the time when college students and their parents start looking for housing for this fall semester.

Whether you or your college student plan to live in a dorm or in off-campus housing, don’t sign on the dotted line until you see the housing first. It could be a matter of life and death.

Why? Because fires in dorms, fraternities, sororities and off-campus housing kill about seven people every year.  Since 2000, nearly 120 people have died in campus fires, according (…)

Read More Apr 4

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An estimated 85,000 children younger than 5 are unintentionally poisoned each year in the U.S.

Does that sound like a lot? Wondering how so many children gain access to poisons?

According to a CPSC study, in 2014 thousands of children got their hands on blood pressure medicine. You know the pills in grandma’s purse, in the day-minder container next to the tin of mints. Then there were the kids who found the partially opened bleach container on the kitchen floor next (…)

Read More Mar 17