All Fiscal Year 1993 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1993.
  • September 29, 1993

    Warning To Flood Victims: Replace All Gas Control Valves, Electric Circuit Breakers, GFCIs, And Fuses That Have Been Under Water

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning flood victims that all gas control valves, electric circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), and fuses that have been under water must be replaced to avoid explosions and fires. Even if these safety devices appear to function after being submerged in a flood, they are unfit for continued use and cannot be repaired. They may eventually fail, causing explosions or fires. Other parts of gas and electric appliances that have been submerged such as fans, motors, electric circuits, and venting systems should be evaluated by a qualified technician for continued safe operation. Entire appliances may need to be replaced.

  • September 27, 1993

    Prevent Iron Poisonings And Child Deaths

    The U.S. makers of iron supplements and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have joined in a publicity campaign urging adults to help protect young children from accidental ingestion of iron supplements. As part of the program, iron supplement manufacturers independently have agreed to develop new voluntary warning labels for these products.

  • September 23, 1993

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: President Urges Americans To Be Alert To A Senseless Killer

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) kicks off "Carbon Monoxide Safety Awareness Week" this Sunday with a comprehensive program designed to educate the public about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. As part of the observance of this Week, the President has issued a message encouraging Americans to become more alert to the symptoms and potential dangers of CO poisoning.

  • July 29, 1993

    U.S. Pajama Maker Pleads Guilty To Criminal Violations Of CPSC Regulations

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces that Denton Mills, Inc., a major domestic manufacturer of children's sleepwear, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Mississippi to a five-count criminal information alleging violations of Federal law and regulations that ban flammable clothing. Under the plea agreement, the firm agreed to pay a $100,000 criminal penalty. This action against Denton Mills, a Delaware corporation with a manufacturing plant in New Albany, Mississippi, is the first criminal case under the CPSC-enforced Flammable Fabrics Act.

  • July 21, 1993

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves Preliminary 1995 Budget Request

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today approved its 1995 budget request for 496 employees and $44,199,000.

  • July 07, 1993

    CPSC Votes Child-Resistant Packaging For Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Loperamide

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to require child-resistant packaging for the anti-diarrhea medicine loperamide sold over- the-counter. This rule will help prevent children from accidentally swallowing the medicine, which can cause serious injury or death.

  • July 07, 1993

    John Derek Preston Is Recipient Of ASTM's Margaret Dana Award In Bethesda, Maryland

    ASTM President James A. Thomas presented the 1992 Margaret Dana Award to John D. Preston, a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in Washington. In attendance during the July presentation were John A. Blair, Secretary of Committee F-15 on Consumer Products Safety and Chairman of ASTM's Institute for Standards Research; Anne Graham, former CPSC Commissioner and current Chairman of Committee F-15; and CPSC's current Commission, Chairman Jacqueline Jones-Smith, Vice-Chairman Mary Sheila Gall, and Commissioner Carol Dawson.

  • June 28, 1993

    Safety Commission Holds Seventh Annual Fireworks Safety News Conference

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) today warned consumers that an estimated 12,900 persons, many of them children, may be injured this year in incidents associated with fireworks. Every year unsafe fireworks are involved in serious injuries, which have included burns and loss of limbs, particularly fingers. Most of these injuries occur during the July 4th holiday.

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