Parents: Tell us what kind of helmet your children were wearing when they were injured while playing football, hockey, or lacrosseby CPSC Blogger
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching a new research project on helmets and sports injuries.
CPSC’s Sports Helmet Project is exploring the different kinds of head and neck injuries that occur during youth contact sports, such as football, hockey, and lacrosse while helmets are being worn.
CPSC is asking parents to let the agency know by filing a report on SaferProducts.gov about the type of helmet their children were wearing when they received (…)Read More Sep 9
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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 (…)Read More Mar 19
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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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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 (…)Read More Aug 28
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 (…)Read More May 25