CPSC’s carbon monoxide poster contest winners announced

Wow!  This year’s carbon monoxide poster contest received about 700 posters from middle school students. That’s a record!

Posters came from all over the United States, and even from U.S. military bases overseas!  Each and every poster had an important safety message: Stop the “invisible killer.”  The “invisible killer” is carbon monoxide (CO).

Congratulations to the 10 winners!

8th grade:

Frankie, 8th grade, CaliforniaFrankie from California

***GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Talia, 8th grade, PennsylvaniaTalia from Pennsylvania
Nisa, 8th grade, FloridaNisa from Florida

 

 

7th grade:

Tanjina, 7th grade, New YorkTanjina from New York
Lydia, 7th grade, MarylandLydia from Maryland
Revathi, 7th grade, IllinoisRevathi from Illinois

 

 

6th grade:

Eric, 6th grade, VirginiaEric from Virginia
Katherine, 6th grade, PennsylvaniaKatherine from Pennsylvania
Darcy, 6th grade, North CarolinaDarcy from North Carolina
Josephine, 6th grade, OregonJosephine from Oregon

***PUBLIC VOTE WINNER

 

Frankie was awarded the $1,000 grand prize for an amazing poster.  All our fantastic winners get $500 each.

Check out our video with the winning posters. You can see all of the great posters submitted by students to the CO poster contest on our website at www.cpsc.gov/COcontest.

More than 150 people die every year from unintentional, non-fire CO poisoning associated with consumer products, such as furnaces, fireplaces and portable generators.

With statistics like that, you need to follow these safety tips to protect yourself:

  •    Have a professional inspect your fuel-burning appliances every year.
  •    Have a CO alarm on each level of your home and outside sleeping areas.
  •    Use portable generators outside only at least 20 feet from the house, never inside the house, garage, basement or shed. CO from portable generators can kill you in minutes.

Take these steps today to stay alive.

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