March 19-25, 2017

As any parent knows, toddlers get into everything!

Unfortunately, their desire to explore also extends to products that can be harmful. In 2015, more than 84,000 children were seen in the ER due to unintended pediatric poisoning. More than 80% of these incidents occurred in the home and most often with these five products: aspirin, blood pressure medications, laundry packets, antidepressants and ibuprofen.

When young children reach for the red candy aspirin in mom’s (…)

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Spring officially arrives next week! This Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time begins. It’s time to spring forward and turn your clocks ahead one hour. It’s also a great time to spring into action and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

CPSC estimates more than 300,000 residential fires each year, leading to 2,100 deaths, 12,000 injuries, and $6 billion in property loss. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), roughly 3 out of (…)

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Full resolution infographic available for download on Flickr.
Data reporting for 2013 to 2015 is ongoing.

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What brought you to CPSC?

As a former D.C. Police Detective, protecting citizens was my passion, and becoming a Compliance Officer at CPSC was a good fit to continue my career.

What do you like most about working in product safety?

Seeing the end results and ensuring that consumers are safe.

What inspires you in your professional career?

The ability to solve consumer problems and make a difference inspires me.

Who has inspired you the most throughout your life?

My parents (…)

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What brought you to CPSC?

I had been working as a Legal Editor and Legal Reporter for about 15 years before applying to CPSC. My work as an attorney involved the area of toxic torts. My first attempt at seeking employment at CPSC occurred in the mid-1990s. I came close to getting what was posted as a part-time, shared position. However, after a couple of interviews, I did not make the cut. Subsequently, in 2010, a friend who worked for former Chairman Inez Tenenbaum told me about an opportunity (…)

Read More Feb 27