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CPSC Publications and Documents Available in Adobe AcrobatTM Portable Document Format (PDF) 

In order to make more documents available to the public as efficiently as possible, CPSC is providing some of its publications and documents in Adobe AcrobatTM PDF format. CPSC will continue to make more safety information available in this format.

To view PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat software, a copy of Acrobat Reader or Exchange is required. Documentation for installation and operating requirements of Acrobat software is included with the software. Acrobat Readers are available at no charge for virtually all operating systems. Documents in PDF format can be viewed on any of those systems. After downloading the software, be sure to close your browser (and any other programs that are running) before installing it.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to /Templates/cpsc/pages/WidePage.aspx?id=21932&epslanguage=en.