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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In 2013, 65 percent or 7,400, of all firework injuries occurred in the 30 days surrounding July 4th.

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Memorial Day Weekend is tough on all-terrain vehicle riders. Make this year different and this riding season safer by following the basic rules of the trail.

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Winter is finally giving way to warmer weather. This means kids are playing outside and adults are firing up their grills and working on their lawns. Now would be a good time to check on whether any of your summer products were recalled this past winter. Check out the list of recalled products below. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

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Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills
69,300 units in U.S. and 1,900 in (…)

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Jump, bounce, squeal.  These are the happy sounds of a child playing on a trampoline in the backyard.

In between bounces a young child calls out to his friend, “Join me.”

The friend races out to the backyard and bounds onto the trampoline.

The sound of an “uh-oh” about to happen.

Only one person should be on a trampoline at a time.

Then, THUD.

The noise you don’t want to hear, typically followed by a child crying.

While just playing in and around (…)

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