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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It’s October and as many Americans raise their blinds and shades and open their windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings.

Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic hazard can be stopped.

Here’s how:

Examine all shades and blinds for accessible cords on the front, side and back.
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Safety is the New Cool. So be Smart and Stay Safe as you head back to School!
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Yes, it’s cool to be safe. So let’s talk about a few ways to keep safety on the brain as children head back to school for another year of learning, growing and fun. Check out these tips.

Helmets

So your child wants to ride a bike, skateboard, or maybe even scooter to school?  That’s cool, as long as he/she remembers safety first. So it’s important that they wear the right helmet, (…)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Spring is right around the corner, so you know what that means – spring forward when changing the time on your clocks. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13. This weekend is also a good time to take steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. In addition to turning the time on your clocks one hour ahead, CPSC is urging consumers to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

“A few minutes spent preparing (…)

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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 (…)

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