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 (…)

Read More Nov 17

CPSC port investigators, in partnership with the port staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are screening and stopping dangerous and violative products at U.S. ports from coast to coast. In all, from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015, more than 10.5 million products that violated U.S. safety rules were prevented from reaching the hands of U.S. consumers, a 123% increase from the previous year.

CPSC is also working to enhance its port surveillance technology that targets shipments (…)

Read More Nov 8

No, we are not going to recite the hickory dickory dock nursery rhyme. But we are going to remind you of an important action that you can take as Daylight Saving Time ends. So are you ready to “fall back” and spring into action? Good, then let’s do this!

Clocks turn back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th with the end of Daylight Saving Time. That means it’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. It could save your life and the lives of your (…)

Read More Nov 3

It’s October and as many Americans raise their blinds and shades and open their windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings.

Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic hazard can be stopped.

Here’s how:

Examine all shades and blinds for accessible cords on the front, side and back.
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Read More Oct 26

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As the long Labor Day weekend approaches and riders head out for one of their last adventures this summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges riders to keep all off-road vehicles – OFF roads. This includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), side-by-sides, dirt bikes, and other utility vehicles.

At least 900 deaths (or 33% of reported deaths during a four-year period) were related to ATVs being ridden (…)

Read More Sep 1