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During November and December 2015, there were six fatalities and an estimated 14,000 injuries treated in hospital ERs nationwide, due to holiday decorations. That’s an average of about 230 injuries per day during the holiday season!
Falls, lacerations, back strains and ingestion of foreign objects were among the top holiday decorating-related injuries last season. To prevent decorating disasters, CPSC counts down the 12 Ways to Celebrate Safely:
12. Take special care with sharp, weighted, (…)Read More Dec 5
It’s holiday time and as a gift giver you may be receiving your child’s top toy wish list. You may also feel overwhelmed with ads on the hottest, trendiest and best toy lists. Choosing the right style, color or brand may be the first thing that crosses your mind; but, CPSC wants to remind you that safety should always come first.
As you prepare to spread some holiday cheer with toy purchases, avoid choices that could land your child in the emergency room. CPSC still receives too many reports (…)Read More Nov 17
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Sometimes the holiday season can be stressful. But, shopping for toys doesn’t have to be. In fact, the good news is that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported a decline in toy recalls in the past few years and consumers can shop with confidence.
In fiscal year 2015, CPSC issued 25 toy recalls, way down from 172 in 2008. Even with the decline in recalls, CPSC continues to detect and detain too many violative toys at U.S. ports. These dangerous imports (…)Read More Nov 19
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Stitches, slings, and crutches are not what most people envision for the holiday season. Unfortunately, for about 200 people a day, decoration-related injuries are a reality this time of year. During November and December, an estimated 13,000 consumers are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to holiday lights, Christmas trees, ornaments and other decorations. As consumers nationwide gear up to deck out their homes for the holiday season, CPSC is warning of decorating (…)Read More Dec 22
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