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Stitches, slings, and crutches are not what most people envision for the holiday season. Unfortunately, for about 200 people a day, decoration-related injuries are a reality this time of year. During November and December, an estimated 13,000 consumers are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to holiday lights, Christmas trees, ornaments and other decorations. As consumers nationwide gear up to deck out their homes for the holiday season, CPSC is warning of decorating (…)

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If you have one of these

 
and one of these in your house,
you need to hear about a new way to protect the safety of you and your family.

Starting on January 1, 2015, all new gas fireplaces, and fireplace heaters that vent to the outside, will come with a protective barrier.  This barrier will be there to prevent your child and others from coming into direct contact with the glass front of the fireplace.

 
Why should you care?

You should care because (…)

Read More Dec 19

Cooler weather means it is time to pull out our jackets, hoodies, boots and sweaters. Here is some apparel you may wear in the winter that has been recalled over the summer months. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

 

Product
Recall Press Release
Hazard/Remedy
Products/Description

Eastman Footwear Recalls Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods. About 12,200 units
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The metal (…)

Read More Nov 25

It is time to start warming up the snow blowers and lighting the fireplace. Before you do, take a look at some home products you may use in the winter that were recalled over the summer months. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

 

Product
Recall Press Release
Hazard/Remedy
 Products/Description

Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard.About 338,000 units in the U.S. and 43,000 in Canada
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The heaters can develop (…)

Read More Nov 25

It won’t be long before freezing weather and snow are here.

Did you know that November, December, January and February are top months for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths in the United States?

 

 

These are the primary months when consumers crank up their furnaces and portable heaters to stay warm. Nearly two-thirds of non-fire related CO deaths take place in those four cold weather months.

 

 

 

 

Portable gas generators (…)

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