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2011-02-23 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 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: Remote control systems for entertainment...

2011-02-17 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 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: Perfect Pullup Units: About 7,000...

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2011-02-17 12:10:00

Studying 19 years of ER data, researchers claim better prevention efforts are needed to reduce the almost 10,000 crib and playpen accidents each year according to the first nationwide analysis of emergency room treatment for these injuries, AP is reporting. Recent safety measures including a ban on drop-side cribs likely will reduce those numbers. Most injuries were from toddlers between ages 1 and 2 falling from the cribs. The study found a gradual decrease in the injury rate between 1990...

2011-02-11 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I., is announcing the voluntary recall to provide new on-product label and instructions for about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords. The cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never...

2011-02-10 11:00:00

FT. BRAGG, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conclusions from a broad investigation by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) presented to Ft. Bragg military officials and families today, found no evidence either of problem drywall or environmental factors linked to the deaths of three infants. This investigation confirms the results of previous analysis of Ft. Bragg homes by others, which also found no link to problem drywall. (Logo:...

2011-02-03 19:09:00

Despite decrease, an average of over 15,000 cases are treated in US emergency departments each year Mountain biking, also known as off-road biking, is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors. The good news is that mountain biking-related injuries have decreased. A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found the number of mountain bike-related...

2011-01-31 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A review provided to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health finds that there is no evidence linking exposure to problem drywall and 11 reported deaths. The CDC review confirms the results of previous reviews conducted by CPSC into these deaths, which also found no link to problem drywall. (Logo:...

2011-01-27 15:33:43

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined running-related injuries among children and adolescents 6 to 18 years old and found that an estimated 225,344 cases were treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1994 through 2007, for an average of more than 16,000 each year.  During the 14-year study period, the annual number of running-related injuries increased 34 percent.  According to the study,...

2011-01-26 11:45:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) will host nineteen free National Pool and Spa Training Sessions, one longer Safety Event, also free, plus periodic webinars in 2011 to educate health officials about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act). Training will be held in twenty locations throughout the United States beginning January 2011. A schedule of locations,...

2011-01-25 15:46:00

Kids Just Want to Ride Act introduced in Congress PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the deadline fast approaching that would effectively ban the sale of kids' dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) has introduced legislation to end the ban, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Jan. 25, Rehberg introduced H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, which would exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs)...