All Fiscal Year 2005 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 2005.
  • September 22, 2005

    Survival Tips After Hurricane Rita Strikes

    With Hurricane Rita barreling towards Gulf Coast states, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns residents who may lose power, NEVER to use portable generators inside their homes or attached garages. The exhaust from generators contains high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) which can quickly incapacitate and kill.

  • September 15, 2005

    CPSC Warns of Dangers at Home in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns residents in the path of Hurricane Ophelia in North Carolina and nearby coastal communities to take special precautions.

  • September 13, 2005

    CPSC Warns of New Dangers Among Gulf Coast Victims of Hurricane Katrina From Deadly CO Poisonings

    With a sharp increase in the number of carbon monoxide related deaths among Gulf Coast residents stemming from the unsafe use of outdoor portable generators in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced a major new initiative urging hurricane victims to avoid a potentially fatal situation by never using these generators indoors.

  • September 07, 2005

    Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against CPSC

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by the family of a teenager who was shot with an airgun. The family challenged the settlement agreement between CPSC and Daisy Manufacturing Co. The three judge panel unanimously ruled that the CPSC's action in settling the administrative lawsuit was unreviewable under the Administrative Procedure Act.

  • August 31, 2005

    Surviving the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning residents of the Gulf Coast hit by Hurricane Katrina not to let disaster strike a second time. Deadly dangers exist in and around homes affected by the hurricane. The most serious hazard involves portable generators, which will be used in areas where the electricity has been knocked out by hurricane force winds and flooding.

  • August 18, 2005

    CPSC Issues New Back-To-School Safety Tips; Urges Safety Checks for Bike Helmets, Playgrounds and Athletic Fields

    With this year's back to school season in full swing, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents, teachers and school administrators to help prevent unnecessary injuries this fall by conducting a series of safety checks to identify hidden hazards in and around schools.

  • July 08, 2005

    Surviving the Aftermath of Hurricane Dennis

    In advance of Hurricane Dennis hitting the Gulf Coast, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning residents in its path of the deadly dangers that can exist after a natural disaster sweeps through and knocks out power and causes flooding. The most serious hazard involves portable generators, which are often used to deal with the loss of electricity. Deaths tragically and frequently occur after a storm has passed, when homeowners or business owners set up a generator indoors or too close to a home or building.

  • July 05, 2005

    CPSC Announces Members of ATV Safety Review Team

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following staff members have been selected for the ATV Safety Review Team:

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