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Backpacks, books, pencils and pens, get ready because it’s back to school time, again! Whether your child walks, rides their bike or rides in a car or bus to school, safety should be priority number one!

A  child can be seriously injured or even killed while riding a bicycle, playing on the playground, using a movable soccer goal, wearing a jacket with a drawstring or by using a recalled product.  Our goal at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  is to (…)

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OK, let’s start with a little fun. When is a bicycle not a bicycle? Answer: When it turns into a driveway.

While there are a lot of jokes out there about bicycles, let’s be clear, bike safety is NO laughing matter.

We estimate that there are more than 450,000 injuries associated with bicycles that landed people in ERs in 2016.   The most frequent diagnoses were contusions/abrasions (23.0%), fractures (21.7%), and lacerations (15.4%).

And, according to our friends at the National (…)

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Seesaws, swings and slides! Now that springtime is here, playground season is in full swing. CPSC believes playgrounds should be safe! Far too often however, fun and games at the community playground or on the backyard play set can lead to injuries—and even death.

A new playground equipment report (pdf) was just issued by CPSC and it found that from 2009 to 2014, 19 of the 34 fatal playground incidents that we investigated were the result of hanging or asphyxiation. During that same time (…)

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As the long Labor Day weekend approaches and riders head out for one of their last adventures this summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges riders to keep all off-road vehicles – OFF roads. This includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), side-by-sides, dirt bikes, and other utility vehicles.

At least 900 deaths (or 33% of reported deaths during a four-year period) were related to ATVs being ridden (…)

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Safety is the New Cool. So be Smart and Stay Safe as you head back to School!
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Yes, it’s cool to be safe. So let’s talk about a few ways to keep safety on the brain as children head back to school for another year of learning, growing and fun. Check out these tips.

Helmets

So your child wants to ride a bike, skateboard, or maybe even scooter to school?  That’s cool, as long as he/she remembers safety first. So it’s important that they wear the right helmet, (…)

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