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Latest U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Stories

2013-10-31 12:29:23

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3 WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is no doubt that smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms can save lives. But to do their job of alerting consumers to fire or CO, alarms need fresh batteries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that consumers put new batteries in their alarms this weekend when turning the clocks back one hour at the end of Daylight Saving Time. (Logo:...

2013-10-30 12:27:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Recall Summary Name of Product: A/C Adaptor (charger) included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets Hazard: The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the adaptor and...

2013-10-21 12:25:23

WASHINGTON, Oct 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's October and as many Americans pull back draperies and raise windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings. Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic trend can be stopped. With a simple step, these window covering-related deaths...

2013-09-05 12:26:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) The latest media-reported figures are consistent with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's...

2013-08-19 12:24:55

Quarterly Index Highlights Global Element of Medical Device Recalls; Reports Recalls of Undeclared Allergens Remain Greatest Food Safety Threat INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the ExpertRECALL Index released today, 48 percent of all medical device recalls reported in the second quarter of 2013 had both U.S. and international components. In addition, the number of device recalls increased 30 percent from the last quarter, resulting in the highest number of...

2013-07-29 12:29:40

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We carry them with us all day, constantly checking e-mails, sending texts, talking to friends, and searching for an outlet to power up. We are talking about wireless mobile devices, of course. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and CTIA-The Wireless Association® are once again joining forces to help users stay connected and out of harm's way while using wireless mobile devices, batteries, and chargers. (Logo:...

2013-07-23 23:25:25

According to a study released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), children younger than 5-years-old account for more than 75% of all spa and pool deaths and nearly 80% of spa and pool injuries in the United States. Kiley Law Group, LLC child injury attorneys believe the number of injuries and deaths resulting from recreational swimming can be decreased through the distribution of safety information and swimming lessons for very young children. Andover, Massachusetts (PRWEB)...

2013-07-13 23:00:45

Simple steps save lives—teach all children to swim, put a fence around all pools, and always watch children in and around the water. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 A recent report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involving children younger than 15 years of age. Government data...

2013-07-11 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Recall Summary Name of Product: Hollis DG03 Dive Computers Hazard: The dive computer, when used with an optional integrated transmitter, can malfunction and display an incorrect tank pressure reading to the diver. A diver...

2013-07-02 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the firm listed below. Recalls can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, of Cypress, Calif. About 100...