U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission News

National Fire Protection Association Reports Provide Key Insights Into The Top Causes And Trends In Home Fires

In the past two years, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued several new reports that lend more in-depth insight into the top causes of residential fires. This post summarizes the top causes of home fires and some of the interesting trends identified in these reports. Drop in number of residential fires The number of residential fires and fire deaths has dropped by about half over the past 40 years. However, the data also shows that while there were fewer fires and fire de...

NFPA Urges The Public To Use Caution In Barbecue And Grilling Parties During Peak Summer Months Of May, June And July

NFPA provides safety tips on grills to avoid structure and unclassified fires Grilling season is right around the corner and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages grillers to pay attention to safety during the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. High rate of structure and unclassified fires In 2011 – 2015, fire departments...

Dominion Offers Tips For Making Safety A Welcome Guest For The Holidays

Follow electrical safety tips while decorating your house with lights Dominion offers electrical safety tips for home electrical safety. Look up, down, all around before stringing lights, decorations. Inspect lights and discard if frayed, cracked or otherwise damaged. No more than three standard-sized light sets per extension cord. Holiday lighting can endow homes with warmth, grace and festivity to enhance the spirit of the season. To keep holidays happy, Dom...

CPSC Gives Consumers A Holiday Home Decorating Safety Guide

CPSC is providing a holiday decorating guide to help prevent fires and injuries this season CPSC provides guidance for safe decorating this year. The winter holiday season has arrived, and as consumers prepare to make their homes merry and bright, CPSC is providing a holiday decorating guide to help prevent fires and injuries this season. The common-sense safety tips include simple steps, such as careful candle placement and inspection of holiday lights for damage. During No...

CPSC’s Poster Contest For Children Will Teach Families Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide

CO is an odorless colorless and deadly gas which is an invisible killer causing death even if only smelt by a person U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is going to hold poster contest for middle school students to create a poster to help teach families, the dangers of carbon monoxide. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is challenging middle school students nationwide to create a poster to help teach families about the dangers of carbon monoxid...

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