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An estimated 85,000 children younger than 5 are unintentionally poisoned each year in the U.S.

Does that sound like a lot? Wondering how so many children gain access to poisons?

According to a CPSC study, in 2014 thousands of children got their hands on blood pressure medicine. You know the pills in grandma’s purse, in the day-minder container next to the tin of mints. Then there were the kids who found the partially opened bleach container on the kitchen floor next (…)

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Americans have a longstanding tradition of enjoying hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie at family gatherings to celebrate Independence Day. Some festivities also include fireworks. Unfortunately, what may seem like harmless fun with fireworks, can quickly turn into a tragedy.

In 2014, this became a reality for thousands of families. According to our most recent fireworks report, 11 consumers were killed (up from eight in the previous year) and more than 10,000 (down from more than 11,000) were (…)

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At the beginning of this month, President Barack Obama recognized May as National Electrical Safety Month. As CPSC continually strives to ensure the safety of consumers, we appreciate President Obama issuing a Presidential Message that encourages all Americans to stay safe from electrical hazards in the home. As the President stated,

“Every day, electricity helps light up our world. While we benefit tremendously from this vital energy source, there are many potential risks that accompany its use, (…)

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Pumpkin Carving

Before you carve out the scariest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood, read CPSC’s tips to prevent nicks and cuts this Halloween. During October and November 2013, more than half of the estimated 4,400 Halloween-related injuries involved pumpkin carving.

Kid helpers can grab a spoon and scoop out the inside, or use a marker to trace the template, but leave the carving to the adults.
When the masterpiece is carved, consider inserting a battery-operated (…)

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[post_thumbnail]Spanish-speakers, Latino media and those serving the Latino community help us save lives by spreading the word on safety.

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