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Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week and CPSC wants to remind everyone that “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!

Did you know there are about 360,000 home fires every year leading to roughly 2,200 deaths? In addition, nearly 11,500 ER treated fire injuries (pdf) (…)

Read More Oct 6

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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths, caused by portable generators reportedly being used inside homes and/or garages, have been reported in Florida in recent days. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, there are widespread power outages. CPSC is warning consumers to take three critical precautions to prevent loss of life from poisonous carbon monoxide when using a portable generator:

1. NEVER use a portable generator inside your home. One portable generator can emit the (…)

Read More Sep 15

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Pure joy and excitement mixed with a lot of anxiety.  These are some of the emotions associated with bringing a newborn baby home.  As new parents quickly find out, babies spend most of their time sleeping in those first few months.  So one of the best things you can do for your bundle of joy is to provide the safest sleep environment possible, free of clutter.  While you might be tempted to channel your inner Martha Stewart  and decorate your newborn’s nursery with (…)

Read More Sep 11

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Hurricane Irma has and will continue to cause high wind gusts and heavy rain from storms like Irma can result in electrical outages, flooding and other dangers. As Americans transition from survival mode to recovery efforts after the storm, please remember to heed these critical safety tips:

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) POISONING

The exhaust from portable generators contains poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) – a deadly, odorless and colorless gas.
NEVER use a portable generator (…)

Read More Sep 8

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Backpacks, books, pencils and pens, get ready because it’s back to school time, again! Whether your child walks, rides their bike or rides in a car or bus to school, safety should be priority number one!

A  child can be seriously injured or even killed while riding a bicycle, playing on the playground, using a movable soccer goal, wearing a jacket with a drawstring or by using a recalled product.  Our goal at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  is to (…)

Read More Aug 28