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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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Take Safety With You!

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Millions of Americans embark on family vacations throughout the year. Online marketplaces that connect travelers with people who want to rent out their properties have become a popular alternative to hotels and motels. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up on a new campaign urging consumers to “Take Safety With You!”

Fire Safety

Consumers need to know how to stay safe, whether renting (…)

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Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude, family, friends, and, of course, food! Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Turkey Day –the leading day for home cooking fires!

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates an average of 1,800 cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day each year; three times the number on any other day of the year. And, cooking fires are the number one cause of residential fires.

Turkey Day is almost here. Are you ready to gobble (…)

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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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