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Halloween can be one of the most fun times of the year! There’s trick or treating, costume parties, pumpkin-carving, house decorations and lots of treats. Regardless of how you celebrate, make safety a priority to prevent injuries this Halloween.

From October through November 2017, CPSC estimated a total of 4,500 Halloween-related injuries.

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Keep your little ghost and goblins safe (and the big ones too) (…)

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The message is clear: Got kids? Go cordless! Window cords are one of the most dangerous hidden hazards in the home. During October’s Window Covering Safety Month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to check all window coverings for exposed or dangling cords, which pose a strangulation hazard to infants and children.

“CPSC wants to remind parents and caregivers to use only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible (…)

Read More Oct 15

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If your baby could talk – -what would she/he say? Perhaps, “keep me warm and cuddly,” “feed me, and change me” or “KEEP ME SAFE!” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is all about safety, especially when it comes to our little bundles of joy. That’s why we are proud to recognize September as Baby Safety Month along with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and other federal partners.

It’s a fact that most injuries can be prevented, (…)

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Reading, writing, math, and so much more to learn, it’s back to school time! As kids get back to the books, school sports and other fun activities, CPSC encourages families to get smart about safety!

Here’s why. Injuries and even deaths among children are real possibilities if proper precautions are not taken. Let’s take a look at some of the data.

Distracted Walking:
In 2017, 1,800 people were seen in emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while they were walking (…)

Read More Aug 29

CPSC’s Operation Safe Gate wants to put an end to preventable tragedies caused by automatic security gates.

While the good news is that deaths and injuries have gone down dramatically since the tougher Underwriters Laboratories 325 (UL 325) took effect in 2000, incidents and deaths still happen.

CPSC estimates that there are about 300 emergency room injuries each year due to automatic gates. Many of the injuries have been serious and resulted in cuts, broken bones, hematomas and amputations.  (…)

Read More Aug 6