All Fiscal Year 1988 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1988.
  • December 15, 1988

    Action by ATV Distributors Based on CPSC Survey of ATV Dealers

    The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that the major distributors of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have agreed immediately to undertake an additional notification to ATV dealers nationwide warning against sales of adult-sized ATVs for use by children who are below the minimum age recommendations for such vehicles, as specified court-approved consent decrees. The Commission further announced that the dealer notification sent by the ATV distributors, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., American Suzuki Motor Corp., and Polaris Industries, L.P. follows a recent Commission survey of ATV dealers selling the vehicles in the State of Virginia.

  • December 08, 1988

    Fire Hazard: Using A Portable Heater? Use Smoke Detector, Too

    Government safety experts warn that if you use a portable electric heater when you sleep, make certain there is a working smoke detector in the same room.

  • November 29, 1988

    Miracle Settles Action Involving "Flying Animal Swings," Agrees To Pay A $100,000 Civil Penalty and Correct Four Other Playground Products

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that it has entered into a settlement of pending administrative and civil litigation between it and Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, a manufacturer of public playground equipment.

  • November 24, 1988

    Inspect Electric Tapes In Mobile, Vacation Homes

    Homeowners and mobile home residents who rely on electric heat tapes or pipe heating cables to protect exposed water and drain pipes from freezing are being urged by government safety experts to inspect the tapes or cables for possible fire hazards before the onset of winter.

  • November 22, 1988

    CPSC Reports Toy Seizures Increase

    "While federal authorities have stepped up efforts to intercept dangerous imported toys at the nation's ports, parents must still practice safety," Commissioner Graham of the Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.

  • November 03, 1988

    Home Heating System Should Be Checked Now

    Government safety experts are urging consumers to have central heating systems inspected this fall even though the heat may have already been turned on.

  • October 28, 1988

    CPSC Votes Final Ban On Lawn Darts

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted 2 to 0 today to ban lawn darts. Commissioner Carol Dawson abstained. The ban will go into effect in mid-December. The regulatory proceeding on lawn darts began Oct. 20, 1987. After deciding that voluntary agreements on stricter labeling and marketing were not having the desired effect, the Commission voted 2-1 on May 25 to develop a lawn dart ban. The proposed ban was published in the Federal Register on July 29, 1988. Today's vote followed the public comment period -- the last step in the three-step congressionally mandated regulatory process.

  • October 12, 1988

    Tips For Halloween Safety

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these safety tips for parents and guardians of children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween:

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