It’s holiday time and as a gift giver you may be receiving your child’s top toy wish list. You may also feel overwhelmed with ads on the hottest, trendiest and best toy lists. Choosing the right style, color or brand may be the first thing that crosses your mind; but, CPSC wants to remind you that safety should always come first.

As you prepare to spread some holiday cheer with toy purchases, avoid choices that could land your child in the emergency room. CPSC still receives too many reports (…)

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CPSC’s latest figures show that an estimated 4,400 consumers suffered Halloween activity-related injuries during October and November 2014. What were the top causes? Pumpkin-carving catastrophes and decorating disasters were the most frequently reported incident scenarios.

Fortunately, there is no reason to fear what is preventable.

CPSC has these safety precautions to prevent Halloween-related incidents. We hope all of the little trick-or-treaters have a safe and fun holiday. (…)

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Last November, Chairman Elliot F. Kaye made national headlines for urging certain online sites to take far greater responsibility for preventing the sale of dangerous, recalled consumer products on or through their sites. Today, the Chairman announced a ground-breaking voluntary consumer safety collaboration between the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world.

Speaking (…)

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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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Small parts and small children can be a deadly combination. To prevent young children from choking, children’s toys and games, as well as balloons, have warning labels. These labels help you keep small things away from your little ones.

But what are small parts? And why should parents be concerned about them?

First, this is a small parts tester:

The cylinder is 2.25 inches long by 1.25 inches wide. That’s about the size of a 3-year-old’s throat. The opening is slightly wider (…)

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