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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Spring is right around the corner, so you know what that means – spring forward when changing the time on your clocks. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13. This weekend is also a good time to take steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. In addition to turning the time on your clocks one hour ahead, CPSC is urging consumers to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
“A few minutes spent preparing (…)Read More Mar 10
New Regulatory Robot Tool Released: Enhanced Safety Guidance to Small Consumer Product Businesses on Complianceby CPSC Blogger Business Guidance Regulatory Robot small business
We are excited to introduce the Regulatory Robot, an important new tool and a step forward in the way that the CPSC works with small businesses. The Robot helps companies determine which consumer product safety rules might apply to their product. The Robot asks small businesses making new products a series of guided interview questions, and, based on the answers, produces a downloadable report. The report is customized with links to product safety regulations that may apply to the product. (…)Read More Jan 7
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