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Millions of Americans embark on family vacations throughout the year. Online marketplaces that connect travelers with people who want to rent out their properties have become a popular alternative to hotels and motels. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up on a new campaign urging consumers to “Take Safety With You!”
Consumers need to know how to stay safe, whether renting (…)Read More Oct 7
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Across 19 countries and in five languages, the safety message is the same: AnchorIt! to prevent tip overs. Between November 6 and 10, 2017, CPSC and product safety agencies from around the world will promote global awareness of TV and furniture tip-over hazards.
In the United States, more than 30,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year, due a TV or furniture tip-over incident. About one child dies every (…)Read More Nov 9
On average, military families move every two or three years, 10 times more often than civilian families. While the military is known for efficient and organized moves, it can be challenging to ensure that each new home environment is safe.
Follow these simple safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to keep your “Home Sweet Home!”
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Hidden Hazard: Check all window coverings in your new home for cords. Children can wrap window covering operating (…)Read More Aug 1
As the weather warms and a new season begins, it is the perfect time to take simple, proactive steps to make your home safer for your family.
Every 30 minutes, a child in the U.S. is hurt, and every two weeks a child dies as a result of a furniture and/or TV tip-over incident. To better understand what can lead to TV tip-overs, CPSC studied nearly 300 reports of nonfatal incidents.
Here’s what we learned and here’s how you can use the information this spring to make major home safety changes (…)Read More Mar 23