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The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, the daylight hours are getting shorter and some of us are about to get an extra hour of sleep! Yes, it’s that time of year again. Sunday November 5, at 2 a.m. marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. That’s when consumers will turn their clocks back one hour, hopefully with some TLC. What does that mean?

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T- Test your alarms. Test smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms every month to make sure they are working.

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Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week and CPSC wants to remind everyone that “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!

Did you know there are about 360,000 home fires every year leading to roughly 2,200 deaths? In addition, nearly 11,500 ER treated fire injuries (pdf) (…)

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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths, caused by portable generators reportedly being used inside homes and/or garages, have been reported in Florida in recent days. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, there are widespread power outages. CPSC is warning consumers to take three critical precautions to prevent loss of life from poisonous carbon monoxide when using a portable generator:

1. NEVER use a portable generator inside your home. One portable generator can emit the (…)

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Pure joy and excitement mixed with a lot of anxiety.  These are some of the emotions associated with bringing a newborn baby home.  As new parents quickly find out, babies spend most of their time sleeping in those first few months.  So one of the best things you can do for your bundle of joy is to provide the safest sleep environment possible, free of clutter.  While you might be tempted to channel your inner Martha Stewart  and decorate your newborn’s nursery with (…)

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Hurricane Irma has and will continue to cause high wind gusts and heavy rain from storms like Irma can result in electrical outages, flooding and other dangers. As Americans transition from survival mode to recovery efforts after the storm, please remember to heed these critical safety tips:


The exhaust from portable generators contains poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) – a deadly, odorless and colorless gas.
NEVER use a portable generator (…)

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