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Latest U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Stories

2013-01-06 05:00:18

A poorly designed infant seat has led to the deaths of five babies and numerous close calls.

Inflatable Bouncer Injuries Are A Growing Epidemic In The US
2012-11-26 08:58:51

Bounce houses, sliders, and moonwalks are popular attractions at birthday parties, carnivals, and fun parks, but new research shows that rate of injuries to children using these bouncers have increased fifteen-fold from 1995 to 2010.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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