Every day you can read about products that have been recalled because of the harm they caused or had the potential to harm consumers. What you may not know is that those recalled products make up a small percentage of products with safety issues; and that two federal agencies have been working tirelessly to catch millions of unsafe products at the border before they pose a threat to you or those you love.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) has been screening products at ports since (…)
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Child drownings remain a major public health issue; in fact, it is the leading cause of unintentional death to children ages 1-4. And, at least 203 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools and spas in the United States since Memorial Day, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. This increased compared to the same time period last summer, when at least 174 children younger than 15 fatally drowned.
Small children are at the highest (…)Read More Sep 21
Whether it’s your child’s first day or eighth year in school, parents worry.
To have a little less worry during your day, check out these seven back–to-school safety tips from CPSC:
Playground equipment – Ask if it has been inspected and maintained before school starts. Our research and reports of incidents find entrapment and fall hazards with different types of equipment. Your school needs to do a safety check.
Surfaces around playground equipment – kids can be hurt if they (…)
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We have an updated version of our Fireworks Injuries infographic. The risks are the same. The only change is in the numbers. We also post these infographics on Flickr for easy sharing.
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Americans have a longstanding tradition of enjoying hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie at family gatherings to celebrate Independence Day. Some festivities also include fireworks. Unfortunately, what may seem like harmless fun with fireworks, can quickly turn into a tragedy.
In 2014, this became a reality for thousands of families. According to our most recent fireworks report, 11 consumers were killed (up from eight in the previous year) and more than 10,000 (down from more than 11,000) were (…)Read More Jun 26