CPSC

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

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

Key Points: 
  • Unfortunately, injuries and deaths associated with their use have also increased, according to a new report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
  • A majority of hoverboard injuries seen in EDs (67%) involved children under age 15.By contrast, 58% of injuries involving e-scooters involved people age 25 and older.
  • CPSC is releasing a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to help consumers to stay safe while riding e-scooters.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:28pm

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 23, 2020 - 5:19pm

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.

Kids Don't Have Gills and Fins like Fish--They Need You to Keep Them Safer In and Around Water

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:15pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, Pool Safely , newPSA, "What if Kids Had Gills and Fins?"

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, Pool Safely , newPSA, "What if Kids Had Gills and Fins?"
  • aims to remind parents that kids can't swim like fish, and provides clear tips for how to keep them safer in and around water.
  • Visit the Pool Safely Kids' Corner to keep children entertained and educated with virtual water safety games and activities.
  • Take the Pool Safely Pledge as a family, and find customized water safety resources using the Pool Safely Safer Water Information Match (S.W.I.M.)

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 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 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.

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.

CPSC Warns Consumers to Take Precautions When Using Portable Generators as Two Powerful Storms Churn Toward the Gulf of Mexico

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 11:26pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting consumers to take precautions as two dangerous storms take aim at the Gulf of Mexico.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting consumers to take precautions as two dangerous storms take aim at the Gulf of Mexico.
  • CPSC warns that consumers need to be especially careful when their power is knocked out by storms, as the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and fire increase.
  • Read the label on your generator and the owner's manual BEFORE use.
  • If you lose power, use your generator OUTSIDE your house ONLY, at least 20 feet from your home.