U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

E-Scooter-Related Injuries Are on the Rise; CPSC Releases New Study and Public Service Announcement

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:06pm

Unfortunately, injuries and deaths associated with their use havealso increased, according to a new report releasedtoday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Key Points: 
  • Unfortunately, injuries and deaths associated with their use havealso increased, according to a new report releasedtoday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
  • A majority of hoverboard injuries seen in EDs (67%) involved children under age 15.
  • CPSC is aware of 41 fatalities associated with micromobility products from 2017 through 2019, though reporting is incomplete at this time.
  • CPSC is releasing a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to help consumers to stay safe while riding e-scooters.

CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:10pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.
  • Note: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.
  • It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 3:45pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
  • CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 9:51pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
  • CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8:08pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.
  • Note: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.
  • It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 9:43pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.
  • Note: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.
  • It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 5:08pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
  • CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Votes to Delay Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Alexandria, Va., Aug. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve to delay the effective date of CPSCs draincoverstandard, ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 from November 24, 2020, to May 24, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Alexandria, Va., Aug. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve to delay the effective date of CPSCs draincoverstandard, ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 from November 24, 2020, to May 24, 2021.
  • A six-month delay is reasonable and appropriated," said Steve Barnes, Director of Science and Compliance for AquaStar Pool Products.
  • "It allows everyone involved to make up for the lost time created by the coronavirus lockdowns.
  • It does not impact existing drain covers that were properly tested and certified to ANSI/APSP-16 2011 or its predecessor ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 2007.

CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7:47pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The CPSC announces today the following recall is posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.
  • Note: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.
  • It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

CPSC Urges All-Terrain Vehicle Enthusiasts to Follow Safety Tips and Stay Off Roads; Data Show Children Face Highest Risk of Injury

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 8:44pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges all consumers using ATVs to understand the risks and necessary safety measures of ATVs before riding them.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges all consumers using ATVs to understand the risks and necessary safety measures of ATVs before riding them.
  • "While CPSC understands the draw of riding an ATV, we cannot stress enough that these vehicles are not toys," said CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler.
  • We know people are looking for fun activities this summer, but ATV riders need to take safety seriously."
  • More than a quarter of those injuries were sustained by children under 16 years old, the highest of any age group.