In the lead up to summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns parents about the dangers of children riding adult all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
Tragically, during the four days of the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend, there were at least 13 deaths and an estimated 2,900 emergency room treated injuries associated with ATV usage, according to reports gathered by CPSC. Reports for the six Memorial Day holiday weekends from 2009 to 2014 show a total of more than 114 ATV-related (…)Read More May 27
Whether it’s your child’s first day or eighth year in school, parents worry.
To have a little less worry during your day, check out these seven back–to-school safety tips from CPSC:
Playground equipment – Ask if it has been inspected and maintained before school starts. Our research and reports of incidents find entrapment and fall hazards with different types of equipment. Your school needs to do a safety check.
Surfaces around playground equipment – kids can be hurt if they (…)
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The Tragic Truth
In December 2012, we posted an OnSafety blog, warning of furniture, television and appliance-related tip-over incidents. At that time, CPSC reported nearly 350 deaths, most involving young children. Since then, more than 80 people have died when a dresser, TV, bookcase, table, appliance or other large item tipped over and fell on them. A new report from our staff indicates that 430 tragic deaths occurred between 2000 and 2013, and an estimated 38,000 annual (…)Read More Sep 25