It’s October and as many Americans raise their blinds and shades and open their windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings.

Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic hazard can be stopped.

Here’s how:

Examine all shades and blinds for accessible cords on the front, side and back.
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Read More Oct 26

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As the long Labor Day weekend approaches and riders head out for one of their last adventures this summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges riders to keep all off-road vehicles – OFF roads. This includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), side-by-sides, dirt bikes, and other utility vehicles.

At least 900 deaths (or 33% of reported deaths during a four-year period) were related to ATVs being ridden (…)

Read More Sep 1

Safety is the New Cool. So be Smart and Stay Safe as you head back to School!
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Yes, it’s cool to be safe. So let’s talk about a few ways to keep safety on the brain as children head back to school for another year of learning, growing and fun. Check out these tips.

Helmets

So your child wants to ride a bike, skateboard, or maybe even scooter to school?  That’s cool, as long as he/she remembers safety first. So it’s important that they wear the right helmet, (…)

Read More Aug 18

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