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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

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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

Children younger than 16 still make up about one-quarter of deaths and injuries

Although it may seem a long way off in many areas of the U.S., spring and ATV riding season are just around the corner. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to share some important news and safety reminders to help ATV and ROV riders prepare for a safe 2016 riding season.

First, the numbers in the latest CPSC staff report indicate that there are fewer ATV-related injuries and reported deaths (…)

Read More Feb 25

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