It’s been said, “Home is where the heart is.” And the heart of a home during the holidays is often in the kitchen. But did you know that more fires occur in the kitchen than in any other room in the house? And that cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home? We estimate an average of about 1,400 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day each year. This is more than three times the average number of cooking fires each day throughout the rest of the year.
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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 (…)Read More Mar 10
Fireplaces are a symbol of a warm and welcoming home. But using them improperly can lead to tragedies.
Tragedies involving fires pull at our heartstrings — like the Christmas morning fire that tragically killed three children and their grandparents in Stamford, Conn. (Source: Ct. Post)
According to the Connecticut Post, the family had used their fireplace that day. Stamford, Ct.’s chief fire marshal told the Ct. Post that the initial investigation determined that the fireplace ashes and (…)Read More Dec 29
Through our work at CPSC, we encounter many tragedies. We see injuries and deaths due to lacerations, poisonings, drownings, strangulations, blunt trauma, and other causes. Incidents involving children are the most heart-breaking and continue to motivate me, my fellow commissioners, and the staff to make the home a safer place for every American, young and old.
More lives are lost and more homes are destroyed by fire than any other hazard. According to the National Fire Protection (…)Read More Oct 8