It’s that shivering time of year again. Most of the U.S. is feeling below freezing temperatures and even the South is experiencing a hard freeze.

So stored-away space heaters emerge in our efforts to stay warm. We at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (C.P.S.C.) want to remind you about a few winter safety tips. From 2003 through 2005, there was an annual average of 57,300 fires and 270 fire deaths associated with portable heaters, central heating systems and fireplaces and chimneys.

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Are your window coverings safe? Today, CPSC is announcing the recall of ALL (over 50 million) Roman shades and roll-up blinds by the Window Covering Safety Council and other companies. All of these products have a similar deadly hazard, young children can strangle when their neck gets trapped in exposed cords. For a complete list of the recalls and to obtain a free repair kit, please visit our web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. (…)

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CPSC’s Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and 10 staff members have arrived in Wuxi, China and are looking forward to the 3rd biennial U.S. China Consumer Product Safety Summit getting underway.

The theme of this year’s summit is promoting best practices by Chinese manufacturers and U.S. importers to ensure product safety.

The CPSC team is working with Chinese manufacturers and U.S. importers to build U.S. safety requirements into products before they reach U.S. ports so you can have confidence in (…)

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