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
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Tune up your bikes, and get riding!
Around the country this month, organizations are sponsoring Bike to School and Bike to Work days. It’s a great time to remind yourselves and your kids about bike safety.
Step 1: “Strap It On, Save a Life.” Having a helmet head is cool—and it protects your brain. Nearly 70 percent of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries. Wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of a brain and head injury by as much (…)Read More May 14
The below blog from CSPC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum is live today on Let’s Move! Let’s all move and move safely!
I fully support the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, and I join her in encouraging America’s children to become more physically active as an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Getting yourself and your children moving together is a fun way to enjoy quality time as a family. At the same time, you can prevent injuries by adding a few of the following simple safety steps (…)Read More May 16
It’s that time of year again. “ ’Tis the Season” for news stories about the top toys of the season and which toys are the most dangerous.
As the federal government’s consumer product safety agency, CPSC is not in the business of telling you what to buy. But we ARE all about helping you keep your families safe during the holidays. New CPSC statistics today reveal that while recalls and deaths are down, injuries related to toys have increased. Many of these injuries are associated with, (…)Read More Nov 18