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2011-06-20 09:05:00

As summer is set to arrive and more and more kids go for a dip in the pool, a new study warns that parents and guardians need to be aware about the drowning risk posed by portable pools. The first study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child drowns every five days in such pools during the summer months, signifying a considerable risk and the need for consumer education and protective measures, the study's lead author says. Using data from the US Consumer Products Safety...

2011-06-14 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters...

2011-06-01 00:00:37

According to eSafetyAlert, Summer is the Time to Remember "Layers of Protection," Pool Alarms, and Other Tips to Prevent Child Drowning Accidents In Pools and Spas Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 With summer in full swing, more than 150 drowning and near-drowning incidents have been documented in media reports in 30 states coast-to-coast. According to eSafetyAlert, this figure is up by 32 incidents reported only three days prior to Memorial Day, on May 27, when there had been 55...

2011-05-31 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: Full-face bicycle...

2011-05-27 09:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders to take steps to stay safe this holiday weekend. CPSC staff is aware of 28 fatalities that occurred during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend in 2010. That is an average of seven deaths a day. Five victims were under the age of 16. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) History has shown that as temperatures go up,...

2011-05-26 11:48:00

118 Pool and Spa Incidents Reported Since the Start of 2011 CHULA VISTA, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day weekend approaches, 55 drowning and 63 near-drowning incidents in 29 states and territories have already been reported by the media in the first five months of 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks off the summer swimming season and the second year of its Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. The Pool Safely...

2011-05-03 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: Girl's Hooded Sweater with Drawstring...

2011-04-26 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Toro Power Clear...

2011-04-21 12:30:00

Pool Safely PSAs Urge Parents to Watch Children At All Times Around Pools and Spas This Summer WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the summer swimming season just around the corner, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) highlighting various water safety steps that can be taken to save a life. In the first few months of 2011,...

2011-04-18 08:03:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More information from more resources, this is what consumers want when it comes to getting and receiving timely and detailed information about product recalls, according to Deloitte's "2011 Consumer Food and Product Insight Survey." Although shoppers still primarily hold manufacturers and government entities responsible for communicating recall details, 73 percent and 69 percent respectively, Internet access and social media are driving consumers...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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