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Consumers will turn their clocks back one hour when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 a.m. As you set the new time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds you that now is the perfect time to check and change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
“Early warning is crucial to getting out of a house fire alive and for surviving CO poisoning,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler. “I encourage everyone to (…)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 4-10, 2018! This week is all about keeping you safe. We’re working side-by-side with federal and state partners and consumer groups to help you make informed decisions about product safety on five different topics:

Day #1 Monday, March 5: Baby Safety: Bare Is Best!

Nearly half of the infant crib deaths and two-thirds of bassinet deaths reported to CPSC each year are suffocations caused by placing infants (…)

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Winter activities, whether outdoors on the slopes or indoors by the fire, are fun ways to enjoy the season. Unfortunately, families frequently overlook some winter hazards that send thousands to the emergency room each year. Here are some safety tips for the winter season:

Space Heaters – Give Them Space

Keep flammable materials, including curtains and bedding, at least 3 feet away from space heaters.
Place the heater on a stable, level surface. Make sure it will (…)

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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 (…)

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On average, military families move every two or three years, 10 times more often than civilian families. While the military is known for efficient and organized moves, it can be challenging to ensure that each new home environment is safe.

Follow these simple safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to keep your “Home Sweet Home!”

Window Blind Cords

Hidden Hazard: Check all window coverings in your new home for cords. Children can wrap window covering operating (…)

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