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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 (…)

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Many of you want to get elaborate this year. We’ve seen those super-cool pumpkins with detailed carvings, too …

And while we aren’t saying to those carving cravings, please beware of doing a hatchet job to fingers.

Give the child a spoon. Let her scoop. Give her a crayon. Let her

Keep the sharp tools in adult hands. Choose them carefully.

Light the pumpkins with something battery-operated, like or . Don’t use an open flame.

Keep it happy, not hurtful. Use (…)

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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, (…)

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