All Fiscal Year 2006 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 2006.
  • September 29, 2006

    CPSC Welcomes Sears Holdings to Retailer Reporting Program, System Provides Early Warning Hazard Information

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that after a trial period, Sears Holdings Corp. is now taking part in a specialized reporting program developed for retailers. Sears Holdings is the nation's third largest broadline retailer and operates Sears and Kmart stores.

  • September 28, 2006

    CPSC Releases Tips on Notebook Computer Use

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is aware of at least 47 incidents involving smoke or fire associated with notebook computers, from January 2001 through August 2006. To promote safe use of notebook computers, batteries and chargers, CPSC offers safety tips.

  • September 28, 2006

    CPSC Warns Drowning Dangers Do Not End with Pool Season

    Cooler weather in most of the country means swimming pools have closed for the season, but parents and caregivers should know that other drowning dangers still exist in and around the home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning that children need to be supervised around the home and protected from these potentially hidden drowning hazards.

  • September 21, 2006

    CPSC Launches Major Campaign To Drive Down Deaths and Serious Injuries Associated With All-Terrain Vehicles

    CPSC, 4-H Council, NASCAR Legend and ATV Racing Champion Join Forces To Encourage Riders To "Take Knowledge to the Extreme"

    From the rugged trails of West Virginia to the sand dunes in southern California, the sound of all-terrain vehicles in action can be heard across the country. However, in many communities, it is news accounts of tragic incidents being heard. To reduce the number of deaths and injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is leading a major campaign to educate riders young and old on the safe use of ATVs.

  • September 12, 2006

    CPSC Warns about TV, Large Furniture Tip-Over DangersMore than 100 Deaths Reported Since 2000, Most Involve Young Children

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of televisions and heavy furniture tipping over and killing young children. The number of TV tip-over deaths reported to CPSC during the first seven months of 2006 is twice the typical yearly average.

  • August 21, 2006

    CPSC Approves NPR Proposing New Warning Label for Portable Generators

    In an effort to reduce the rising death toll from carbon monoxide poisoning associated with consumer use of portable generators, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously (2-0) to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR).

  • August 10, 2006

    CPSC Reminds Parents to Keep Safety in Mind When Sending Children Back To School

    Summer is quickly coming to an end and parents and children nationwide are preparing for another school year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding parents to take precautions to keep children safe when they head back to school.

  • July 20, 2006

    CPSC Investigations Net Three Sellers of Illegal Fireworks Components

    As part of its year-round commitment to keeping American consumers safe from illegal fireworks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing continued success in its crackdown of illegal sales of fireworks, fireworks components and chemicals.

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