All Fiscal Year 2001 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 2001.
  • April 28, 2011

    HOLIDAY SAFETY ALERT - CPSC Announces Recall Round-up of Toys and Children's Products

    As families gather for the holidays, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that dangerous children's products may still be in their homes.
  • October 07, 2011

    Illinois Man Sentenced for Selling Illegal Fireworks

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) conducted an investigation that resulted in a Springfield, Ill. man being sentenced on federal felony charges. The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Consumer Litigation and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois carried out the prosecution of these charges, which involve the manufacture and the sale of illegal "fireworks" in the Midwest. Certain kinds of explosives are often sold as "fireworks," but are in fact banned under federal law.

  • April 28, 2011

    Motorized Scooter Use Increases and Injuries Climb

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today reported 2,250 emergency room-treated injuries associated with motorized scooters in the first 7 months of this year. If injuries continue at this rate, the total estimate for 2001 is expected to show a marked increase over 2000. The first full year in which CPSC collected data on these injuries was 1999. In 2000, there were an estimated 4,390 hospital emergency room treated injuries associated with motorized scooters. This represents more than a 200-percent increase over the 1999 estimate of 1,330 injuries.

  • October 07, 2011

    CPSC Fines The Limited Inc., Mast Industries $500,000 for Selling Flammable Children's Sleepwear

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that The Limited Inc., of Columbus, Ohio, and its subsidiary, Mast Industries, of Andover, Mass. have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $500,000. The penalty settles CPSC allegations that the companies violated the federal Flammable Fabrics Act by knowingly importing and selling flammable children's sleepwear including pajamas and bathrobes.

  • October 07, 2011

    CPSC Chairman Ann Brown Announces Resignation

    Ann Brown, Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced today her intention to resign as Chairman and as a Commissioner on November 1, 2001, unless another Chairman is nominated and confirmed by the Senate before that date.

  • April 28, 2011

    Report Finds More Deaths on Home Playgrounds Than Public Playgrounds - CPSC, KaBOOM! Launch Campaign to Make Backyard Playgrounds Safer

     A new report shows that over a ten-year period, more deaths to children occurred on backyard playgrounds than on public playgrounds. From 1990 to August 2000, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reports of nearly 150 deaths to children under the age of 15 involving playground equipment; at least 90 of these occurred in a home setting. Almost three-fourths of the deaths in home locations resulted from hangings from ropes, cords, homemade rope swings, and other similar items. New safety standards, aimed at reducing the risk of strangulation, require that ropes be secured at both ends and that makers of home equipment warn against attaching additional ropes.

  • October 07, 2011

    CPSC Chairman Awards Safety Commendation to SawStop, LLC

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Chairman Ann Brown has awarded the Chairman's Commendation to SawStop, LLC, of Wilsonville, Ore., for developing innovative safety technology for power saws intended to prevent finger amputations and other serious injuries. The SawStop system for woodworking uses sensor technology to stop the blade if contact with a human hand or finger is detected.

  • April 28, 2011

    Report Finds Soft Bedding a Factor in Playpen DeathsCPSC, Mattel Launch Campaign to Alert Caregivers

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a report today on deaths in playpens. Since 1988, CPSC has reports of more than 200 babies who died while in playpens. In almost 100 of these deaths, soft bedding or improper or extra mattresses were present in the playpen and the babies died of suffocation or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). More than 70 percent of these deaths were to babies less than 12 months old. Twenty-six of the playpen deaths occurred in a daycare setting.

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