CPSC’s Operation Safe Gate wants to put an end to preventable tragedies caused by automatic security gates.

While the good news is that deaths and injuries have gone down dramatically since the tougher Underwriters Laboratories 325 (UL 325) took effect in 2000, incidents and deaths still happen.

CPSC estimates that there are about 300 emergency room injuries each year due to automatic gates. Many of the injuries have been serious and resulted in cuts, broken bones, hematomas and amputations.  (…)

Read More Aug 6

There are about 650 deaths and 100,000 injuries every year involving ATVs, according to our ATV Annual Report. For additional information, visit our ATV Safety Information Center at www.ATVsafety.gov.

Data reporting for 2014 through 2016 is ongoing.

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Read More May 18

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After a long, cold winter, you’re probably looking forward to opening the windows in your home to let the fresh spring air in!  But an open window is an open invitation for a curious child to investigate and that could spell danger if an adult isn’t around to supervise.

In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of children and window falls, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining the National Safety Council in recognizing National Window Safety (…)

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Denise Beatty – Director, State & Local Program, Office of Compliance & Field Investigations

What brought you to CPSC?
The mission of the CPSC was very appealing to me. I previously worked in the insurance industry for several years helping customers to reduce the risk of injury and property damage, as well as providing strategies to mitigate damage. Public service is a high honor and provides an opportunity to give back to the nation and my community.

What do you like most about (…)

Read More Mar 26

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March 18th to March 24th – Do you have a Plan for Protection?

Poisons can kill. But we also know that unintentional poisonings are preventable. That’s why the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges everyone to have a Plan for Protection from Poisoning, especially if there are little ones or elderly relatives in the home.

Younger children tend to get into everything and often put things they shouldn’t into their mouths. Hazardous medicines and household cleaning (…)

Read More Mar 19