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2011-06-22 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sparklers, bottle rockets and small firecrackers may appear harmless due to their size, however, new data released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that last year, during the 30 days surrounding July 4, these fireworks sent about 1,900 injured consumers to emergency rooms. CPSC's statistics show that in 2010 about 8,600 consumers ended up in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries involving legal and...

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...

2011-04-07 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 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: P.Jamas children's sleepwear Units: About...

2011-03-30 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced the termination of the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Action Plan for SunL Group, Inc., of Irving, Texas. Effective immediately, it is unlawful for any importer or distributor to import or distribute into commerce any ATV subject to the SunL Group ATV Action Plan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) An ATV Action Plan is an agreement between CPSC...

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2011-03-23 10:55:00

Despite a 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of Delta Enterprise "Safety Peg" Drop-Side cribs after a second infant has died due to the design of the crib. The original recall involved safety pegs that were missing that could possibly cause child entrapment and suffocation, Reuters reports. The CPSC and Delta learned earlier this year that a 7-month-old girl from Colorado became trapped and had suffocated in...

2011-03-18 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are issuing an updated remediation protocol (pdf) for homes with problem drywall. A study (pdf) conducted on behalf of CPSC by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, finds no evidence of a safety hazard to home electrical systems. Sandia simulated long-term exposure of wiring and other electrical components to hydrogen...

2011-03-18 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are issuing an updated remediation protocol (pdf) for homes with problem drywall. A study (pdf) conducted on behalf of CPSC by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, finds no evidence of a safety hazard to home electrical systems. Sandia simulated long-term exposure of wiring and other electrical components to hydrogen...

2011-03-11 00:00:29

SafetyCall International announces new service to assist manufacturers in monitoring the database Bloomington, Minnesota (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 On March 11, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will unveil an online, searchable database as part of the national SaferProducts.gov website, providing consumers a new avenue for submitting reports about unsafe or potentially hazardous consumer products. While the new database provides an opportunity to sound the alarm quickly...

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...


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