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It’s holiday time and as a gift giver you may be receiving your child’s top toy wish list.  While buying the hottest and trendiest toys for your child may be the first thing that crosses your mind, CPSC wants to remind you that safety should always come first.

Every year, CPSC receives many reports of kids younger than 15 who end up in hospital emergency rooms with toy-related injuries. Last year, there were more than 174,100 toy-related ER-treated injuries and 7 deaths (…)

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#AnchorIt
#FijaloBien!
#FixezLes
#MaakZeVast
#Fixai
Across 19 countries and in five languages, the safety message is the same: AnchorIt! to prevent tip overs. Between November 6 and 10, 2017, CPSC and product safety agencies from around the world will promote global awareness of TV and furniture tip-over hazards.

In the United States, more than 30,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year, due a TV or furniture tip-over incident. About one child dies every (…)

Read More Nov 9

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The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, the daylight hours are getting shorter and some of us are about to get an extra hour of sleep! Yes, it’s that time of year again. Sunday November 5, at 2 a.m. marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. That’s when consumers will turn their clocks back one hour, hopefully with some TLC. What does that mean?

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T- Test your alarms. Test smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms every month to make sure they are working.

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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