If you’re a member of CPSC’s Neighborhood Safety Network (NSN), you’re probably familiar with the free safety posters we offer.  Topics range from how to make sure all babies have a safe sleep, to preventing poisonings and drowning, to protecting seniors from falls and fires.

On many of those NSN posters, you might notice a square box made up of a matrix of smaller squares. Those funny little things are Quick Response or QR codes. Like a linear barcode, they can be read by an imaging device, (…)

Read More May 14

Wow!  This year’s carbon monoxide poster contest received about 700 posters from middle school students. That’s a record!

Posters came from all over the United States, and even from U.S. military bases overseas!  Each and every poster had an important safety message: Stop the “invisible killer.”  The “invisible killer” is carbon monoxide (CO).

Congratulations to the 10 winners!

8th grade:
Frankie from California
***GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Talia from Pennsylvania
Nisa from (…)

Read More May 13

Are you a community leader?  A volunteer?  A mentor to a child?  If so, you are already having a positive and lasting impact on your community.  But, there is another simple step that we would like you to take to help improve the lives of families in your community: Join the Neighborhood Safety Network!

Every two weeks, a child dies when a TV, an appliance or piece of furniture falls on him or her. Every month, a child is strangled in a window covering. Every year, 300 kids younger than five (…)

Read More May 12

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Are your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms working?

We at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urge you to check your alarms this weekend when you set your clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday at 2 a.m.

This is a great time to put fresh batteries in your alarms. Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms do an important job of giving you and your family time to escape a fire or CO poisoning incident, but only if they (…)

Read More Mar 6

Thomas Hill Moore

“It has been my privilege to work with an extremely dedicated CPSC staff.”

Considered a fierce advocate for the consumer and CPSC staff, Commissioner Thomas Hill Moore was the longest serving Commissioner in agency history. Moore served on the Commission from 1995 until 2011. During his tenure, he also served as Acting Chairman on two occasions. His dedication, especially to the safety of children, was recognized by both sides of the aisle, as he was appointed by a Democratic (…)

Read More Feb 27