All Fiscal Year 2000 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 2000.
  • December 14, 2010

    CPSC, Gerber, BPHC, BET Launch Campaign to Lower African- American SIDS Rates: New Survey Finds African-Americans less likely to place babies to sleep on their backs; SIDS rates twice as high as other groups

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Gerber Products Co. today released a new national survey showing that African-Americans are more likely to place their babies to sleep in ways that increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The survey found that more than half of African-American parents place their babies to sleep on their stomachs or sides and African-Americans are more likely to place soft bedding such as quilts, comforters or pillows in the crib with their infants. National infant mortality statistics show that African-American babies are twice as likely to die from SIDS as other babies.

  • September 27, 2000

    CPSC Warns About Defective Furnaces in California

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers in California that certain gas-fired horizontal forced-air furnaces manufactured by Consolidated Industries (formerly Premier Furnace Company) present a substantial risk of fire. There have been about 30 reports of fires and damage to homes associated with these furnaces, as well as failures of burners and heat exchangers that can lead to fires. The furnaces were installed exclusively in California.

  • September 21, 2000

    CPSC Votes to Develop Standard for Portable Bed Rails

    (CPSC) voted unanimously today to begin the development of a mandatory safety standard for portable bed rails. The Commission will publish an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to require that bed rails not present entrapment and strangulation hazards to young children. Portable bed rails are intended for use on adult beds to help prevent children from falling out of bed.

  • September 20, 2000

    CPSC Reports Sharp Rise in Trampoline Injuries; Olympic Debut of Sport Underscores Rising Popularity

    (CPSC) today released a report showing that hospital emergency room-treated trampoline injuries almost tripled in the last decade - from an estimated 37,500 in 1991 to almost 100,000 in 1999. Nearly two-thirds of the victims were children 6 to 14 years of age. About 15 percent of injuries involved young children under 6 years old. Since 1990, CPSC has received reports of 11 deaths related to trampoline use.

  • September 20, 2000

    Chairman Ann Brown Receives Award From American Academy of Pediatrics

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today honored Ann Brown, Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), by presenting her with its prestigious Excellence in Public Service Award for 2000.

  • September 19, 2000

    CPSC, Babies "R" Us and Pampers Parenting Institute Launch Safety Campaign to Help Reduce Injuries Further

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a report today showing that U.S. hospital emergency room treated injuries from nursery products dropped almost 20 percent over the past 5 years. This is the first decrease in nursery product injuries to children under age 5 since CPSC began keeping records in 1973. The CPSC report shows that from 1995 to 1999, injuries declined by more than 15,000. The downward trend is fueled by a marked reduction in baby walker injuries.

  • September 05, 2000

    CPSC Reports as Scooter Sales Skyrocket, Injuries Soar

    (CPSC) today reported that emergency room-treated injuries related to popular lightweight scooters have increased 700 percent since May. CPSC data show that there were more than 4,000 scooter-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms in August alone. There have been more than 9,400 emergency room-treated injuries reported for 2000 so far. Nearly 90 percent of the injuries are to children under 15 years of age.

  • August 30, 2000

    L.L. Bean Inc. to Pay $750,000 Civil Penalty for Delay in Reporting Backpack Child Carriers

    (CPSC) announced today that L.L. Bean, Inc., of Freeport, Maine, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $750,000. The civil penalty settles allegations that L.L. Bean violated the Consumer Product Safety Act because the firm delayed in reporting to CPSC that two of its backpack child carriers were defective.

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