Old man winter is gripping much of the nation and that means many consumers are turning up the heat in their homes. Some are using drastic measures to stay warm, increasing the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning—an invisible, odorless, colorless killer. Did you know that winter is peak season for CO deaths in the United States? The deadly gas kills more than 400 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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With cold winter weather already upon us, families without a home heating system or who are struggling to pay their heating bills may try to find creative ways to stay warm, ways that could put their safety at risk.

CPSC is urging friends, family and neighbors to share a few safety tips with those who are using space heaters to heat their home. If not used properly, space heaters can quickly create a deadly fire. Just search the Internet for “space heater news” and you’ll find dozens of (…)

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No, we are not going to recite the hickory dickory dock nursery rhyme. But we are going to remind you of an important action that you can take as Daylight Saving Time ends. So are you ready to “fall back” and spring into action? Good, then let’s do this!

Clocks turn back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th with the end of Daylight Saving Time. That means it’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. It could save your life and the lives of your (…)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Spring is right around the corner, so you know what that means – spring forward when changing the time on your clocks. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13. This weekend is also a good time to take steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. In addition to turning the time on your clocks one hour ahead, CPSC is urging consumers to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

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Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 1.

That means it’s time to turn clocks back one hour AND put fresh batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
This is important. Your alarms need new batteries every year to work properly.

Did you know that three out of five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or homes without working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association?

CPSC estimates that between 2010 and 2012 (…)

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