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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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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths, caused by portable generators reportedly being used inside homes and/or garages, have been reported in Florida in recent days. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, there are widespread power outages. CPSC is warning consumers to take three critical precautions to prevent loss of life from poisonous carbon monoxide when using a portable generator:

1. NEVER use a portable generator inside your home. One portable generator can emit the (…)

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Our first-ever poster contest for middle school students was a huge success! Congratulations to Trachell from Hawaii, who won the grand prize for the following poster:

Out of the nearly 450 entries submitted in the contest, CPSC judges chose nine finalists. The judging was based on CO safety message, visual appeal and design originality. Each finalist receives $250. The grand prize winner receives an additional $500.

Here are all the finalist posters:

Sixth Grade: DJ from Pennsylvania
Sixth (…)

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