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Child drownings remain a major public health issue; in fact, it is the leading cause of unintentional death to children ages 1-4. And, at least 203 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools and spas in the United States since Memorial Day, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. This increased compared to the same time period last summer, when at least 174 children younger than 15 fatally drowned.

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Vacations and outdoor activities are the highlight of any summer, but before you head out for your summer trip, check if any of those warm weather activity products were recalled this winter like those below. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

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Husqvarna Recalls Closed-Course/Competition Off-Road Motorcycles
260 units
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Winter is finally giving way to warmer weather. This means kids are playing outside and adults are firing up their grills and working on their lawns. Now would be a good time to check on whether any of your summer products were recalled this past winter. Check out the list of recalled products below. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

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Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills
69,300 units in U.S. and 1,900 in (…)

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[post_thumbnail] In 2011, CPSC conducted a study of fireworks injuries for the month around July 4. Here’s what we learned.

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