All Fiscal Year 1996 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1996.
  • September 26, 1996

    CPSC Releases Safety Tips for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters

    As Halloween approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns parents and caregivers that as with trick-or-treaters, Halloween's hazards to children also come in disguise.

  • September 26, 1996

    CPSC Offers Free "Home Electrical Safety Kit" to Help Reduce Fires

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is offering community groups CPSC's "Home Electrical Safety Kit" free-of-charge to help prevent fires in the home caused by faulty electrical wiring.

  • September 25, 1996

    CPSC Warns Consumers: Anchor Soccer Goals to Prevent Tipover

    As soccer season approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents, coaches, school administrators, park officials, and players to anchor movable soccer goals to prevent them from tipping over and crushing children who climb or hang on them.

  • September 20, 1996

    CPSC Warns that the deadly threat of carbon monoxide can be stopped by a yearly professional inspection

    Having your home inspected each year at the beginning of the heating season can help avoid deadly carbon monoxide gas from leaking into your home, according to Chairman Ann Brown of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • September 05, 1996

    Cosco Agrees to Pay CPSC Civil Penalty

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that it has accepted a $725,000 civil penalty from Cosco Inc. of Columbus, Ind., to settle cases involving the failure to report serious safety hazards presented by the company's toddler beds and guardrails. In two lawsuits in federal court in Indianapolis, CPSC and the U.S. Department of Justice charged the juvenile products manufacturer with failing to report dozens of incidents of children becoming trapped in the headboards or footboards of its toddler beds, or in guardrails sold with the beds and separately. These products have been recalled and redesigned to correct the safety hazards.

  • August 01, 1996

    Big Save Sued for Importing Hazardous Children's Products

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that with the Department of Justice it is suing Big Save International Corp. of Los Angeles, Calif., an importer and wholesaler of children's products. Between 1991 and 1995, Big Save imported more than 70,000 banned or mislabeled products including bicycles, baby walkers, pacifiers, rattles, toys, and crayons.

  • July 29, 1996

    CPSC Issues Warning on Tubular Halogen Bulbs

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff today issued a warning to consumers that the tubular light bulbs in most torchiere-style halogen lamps can reach very high temperatures and could start a fire if they come in contact with curtains, clothes or other flammable material.

  • July 22, 1996

    CPSC Launches Publication on Product-Related Injuries

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching Consumer Product Safety Review, a technical publication containing the latest CPSC research studies and data about injuries associated with consumer products. The first issue includes an in-depth look at CPSC's recent recommendations for baseball protective gear for children, as well as reports on pool and spa hazards, fireworks, and playground safety.

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