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 [...]

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 [...]

Childproofing Your Home: General Home Safety Tips (Part 9 of 9)

By | 2017-10-11T10:53:02+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Childproofing|Tags: , |

Now that you’ve gone room-by-room and effectively childproofed your home, it can be helpful to go over some of the more general home safety tips that are incredibly important but aren’t necessarily room specific. Remember, the most common unintentional in-home injuries to children involve slips and falls, accidental drowning, ingestion of a poisonous substance, choking, [...]

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 [...]

Childproofing Your Home: The Basement (Part 7 of 9)

By | 2017-10-02T11:04:26+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Childproofing|Tags: , |

Unfinished basements should be off limits to young children; however, without adequate attention given to safety precautions, even a finished basement can be a place where children can become sick or injured. Regardless of whether you plan on allowing your kids to spend time downstairs, here are a few things you should do in advance [...]

Remington 700 Rifle Recall on 60 Minutes

By | 2017-09-06T09:52:25+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Recall, Safety|Tags: , , |

On August 13, 2017, 60 Minutes did a segment on the Remington 700 rifles, which have received thousands of claims that the rifle fires without the trigger being pulled. Many of the rifles have been recalled as well as many more are included in a recent class-action settlement. Watch the full 60 Minutes segment here. [...]

The Biggest Recalls of 2017 (So Far)

By | 2017-08-17T13:49:08+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: List, Safety|Tags: , , |

We are officially in the dog days of summer, especially here in Washington, D.C. As we think of activities to do that involve air conditioning, now is a great time to recap some of the biggest recalls of 2017 to date. This year’s recall volume is already outpacing 2016, and we hope that you’ll check [...]

6 Ways To Not Get Killed By Your Electronics

By | 2017-08-17T13:48:14+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Safety|Tags: , , |

If you aren’t familiar with the Darwin Awards, you should look them up. If you don’t want to receive a Darwin Award, read these six tips on surviving your gadgets. Smartphones and bathtubs don’t mix well Most smartphones today are designed to prevent electrocution in the event someone is operating a device in a tub [...]

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