Unsafe consumer products cost the US economy $1 trillion each year

By | 2018-07-30T17:17:37+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Categories: Safety|Tags: , , |

When people are injured or killed by hazardous consumer products, society pays – economically as well as emotionally – and in the United States the price tag comes to around $1 trillion each year, according to Richard O'Brien of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Mr. O'Brien, who was speaking on 10 July at UNCTAD’s Intergovernmental [...]

Want a safe nursery? Here are the latest recommendations.

By | 2018-04-19T09:59:25+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Childproofing, Safety|

To create a safe nursery, what you leave out of your baby’s room may be more important than what you include. “Bare is best,” said Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “That means no pillows, blankets, extra padding or other soft bedding. Nearly half of the infant crib deaths … reported to [...]

FDA food recall delays could put people at risk

By | 2018-01-11T11:52:01+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Food, Recall, Safety|

Video clips from December 26, 2017 episode of the CBS Evening News: An investigation into FDA food recalls found the agency didn't always alert the public promptly. As CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports on how some foods were always immediately pulled from the shelves. https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/fda-food-recall-delays-could-put-people-at-risk/

Consumer Reports says to avoid romaine lettuce for now

By | 2018-01-09T11:31:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Food, Safety|

Over the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, likely from eating romaine lettuce. In the U.S., the infections have occurred in 13 states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state). Five people [...]

Holiday Gift Guide For A Safe Home

By | 2017-11-13T14:06:52+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Safety, Top|Tags: , , , |

In honor of Oprah’s Favorite Things, we decided to make our own list of Bonnie’s Favorite Things! Do you have a friend or family member who is impossible to buy for? If so, we have some great, thoughtful, and unique suggestions for you! STOCKING STUFFERS: Batteries For Smoke Detector The old adage is you should [...]

October is National Window Covering Safety Month

By | 2017-10-16T09:28:55+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Safety|Tags: |

October is known for many things - crisp weather, leaves changing color, Halloween, and National Window Covering Safety Month! National Window Covering Safety Month is a nationwide campaign organized by the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to increase awareness of an often overlooked danger in the home - potential [...]

5 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe This Fall

By | 2017-10-03T09:06:42+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Pets, Safety|Tags: , |

As summer winds down and autumn revs up, here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re out with your pet - from apple picking to Halloween: Dogs and cats are both susceptible to chocolate toxicity. Besides creating unnecessary health issues for your pooch, it can cost you anywhere from $240-$1,200 per claim [...]

Child Passenger Safety Week 2017

By | 2017-09-19T13:14:37+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Safety|Tags: , |

Today marks the second day of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Experts say car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13-years-old, and the best way to change that statistic is with a click. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child [...]

Tips for parents on preventing household poisoning

By | 2017-09-18T11:54:50+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Safety|Tags: , |

While items can be recalled for poisoning concerns, it is worth highlighting household poisonings as a separate danger. Approximately 300 kids go to the ER daily after being poisoned at home, with 2 or 3 of those poisonings being fatal. Suzan Mazor, a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital, said: "Kids are curious and explore the [...]

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