We’re launching a new effort at CPSC to teach kids in grades 3-7 (ages 8-12) how to identify hazardous products and the way recalls work. The educational outreach offers free materials and lesson plans to teachers and youth community leaders. Once kids complete the program activities, they earn a “Consumer Protection Safety All-Star” certificate.

Anyone may access and download the materials for free at www.ymiclassroom.com/cpsc.

Kids will learn:

why and how products are determined (…)

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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 (…)

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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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