Nearly 90 children drown inside the home every year. Learn how to prevent these tragedies.
Every year, nearly 90 children drown inside the home, and two-thirds of these deaths occur in the bathtub. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, and it happens quickly and silently. Every one of these tragedies is preventable.
Nearly 400 children die each year because of pool and spa-related drownings. Learn the simple steps you can take to save lives.
CPSC Safety Alerts and Neighborhood Safety Network posters are not available to order. If you would like to use these safety publications, they are free to download and print.
Mattresses have increased fire resistance due to federal standards. That means more escape time for your family if there's a fire.
Register your child's products so the manufacturer can contact you if there is a recall.
Check toys and other children’s products for plastic film coverings and remove them. The film can be a choking hazard.
Toys with strings and straps can strangle kids. Don’t give them to young children.
Keep uninflated toy balloons and pieces of broken balloons away from young children. Kids can suffocate on them.
Keep marbles, small balls and uninflated balloons away from young children, who can choke on them.
How much do you know about the dangers that button batteries pose to children? Take the button battery safety quiz.
Kids can fall from climbing equipment and get hurt. Never put climbing equipment inside or outside on hard surfaces such as wooden floors, cement or asphalt.
Think about your child’s safety when buying, maintaining and storing toys.
Pool owners and operators take note! CPSC offers guidance on complying with the Pool and Spa Safety Act.
Stay close, be alert and watch children in the water. Learn and practice water safety skills. Have the appropriate equipment, such as a fence around the pool,door alarm and other important safety measures.
Help is on the way as you shop for a child ages 0-5. Safety tips for buying the right toys for this age group.
Kids change as they grow. This guide has helpful tips for choosing toys for children ages 6-12.
Coaches and Parents: Heads up! To avoidbrain injuries, make sure your athletes wear their football helmets properly and use them safely. Watch for signs of concussions. Inspect football helmets for damage. Recondition football helmets periodically and replace them no more than 10 years after they are manufactured.
Follow these safety suggestions to help prevent deaths and injuries associated with moveable soccer goals.
When skating, always wear safety gear, skate on a smooth, paved surface away from traffic and don’t skate at night.
Never tie string, cords, necklaces, toys or anything around a child’s neck. They can strangle. Kids and cords of any kind don’t mix.
Children can strangle in baby monitor cords. Keep all cords out of arm’s reach of babies and toddlers.
Babies can suffocate, get trapped in or fallfrom adult beds. The safest place for baby is a crib or play yard.
Use the safety harness whenever your child in a stroller. If not secured with the safety harness, your baby can slip through the opening between the seat and the tray and strangle.
Air mattresses aren’t for babies. They are too soft and could cause babies to suffocate.
Did you know that thousands of kids are injured every year by falling from shopping carts? Safety tips for injury-proofing your child in a shopping cart.
Use these safety devices to protect your children.
Keep your baby safe in your home with these safety tips and use the growth chart to track your baby's progress.
If you put your baby to sleep in a playpen, leave out the soft bedding.
Throw a baby safety shower for your friend who’s expecting and help her make her house safe for the new arrival.
Prevent fires and burns. See and be seen. And make sure costumes are fit for safety.
Don’t say “boo” to safety on Halloween. Make sure your child’s costume is flame resistant, fits well and doesn’t obstruct his or her view.
Remove hood and waist drawstrings from children’s jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies. Drawstrings can catch on items and cause a child to strangle.
An estimated total of 4,500 Halloween related injuries from October through were related to November 2017.
September is Baby Safety Month. Follow us all month long for CPSCs top baby safety tips
Placing infants ages 15 months old and younger to sleep on an inflatable air mattress can be a deadly danger.
Take special precautions with portable pools to prevent child drowning.
A child can swallow a button battery and suffer chemical burns in as little as two hours.
All strollers and carriages made after Sept. 10, 2015 must meet new federal requirements for overall safety.
Bare is best. Never add pillows, quilts, comforters or cushions to your baby's crib, bassinet or play yard.
Make Sure your grandchildren are greeted with a safe home when they come for a visit.
Make safety your business. Do not resell recalled products. It's against the law.