All Fiscal Year 2007 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 2007.
  • November 02, 2007

    CPSC, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Announce Recall of Additional 2006 Snowmobiles

    Originally issued January 5, 2006, Revised November 2, 2007

    Note: Phone Number Change.

    The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

  • October 22, 2007

    CPSC Staff Study: Home Lead Test Kits Unreliable

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced the results of a special evaluation of consumer lead test kits. CPSC staff used commonly available test kits on a variety of paints and other products containing different levels of lead. Many of the tests performed using the kits did not detect lead when it was there (false negatives); some indicated lead was present when it was not (false positives). Of 104 total test results, more than half (56) were false negatives, and two were false positives. None of the kits consistently detected lead in products if the lead was covered with a non-leaded coating. Based on the study consumers should not use lead test kits to evaluate consumer products for potential lead hazards. These findings are consistent with previous CPSC staff test results.
  • September 27, 2007

    Kolcraft Recalls Play Yards After the Death of a 10-Month-Old Child

    Some of the products below have been involved in a subsequent recall
     

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 425,000 infant play yards following the death of a child.

  • September 11, 2007

    U.S. and Chinese Product Safety Agencies Announce Agreement To Improve The Safety of Imported Toys and Other Consumer Products

    In a cooperative effort to ensure the safety of children's toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an agreement with its product safety counterparts in the Chinese government aimed at stopping the use of lead paint in the manufacture of toys and addressing other product safety issues. At a “Consumer Product Safety Summit” held today in Washington, D.C., CPSC made known that China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has agreed to take immediately action to eliminate the use of lead paint on Chinese manufactured toys exported to the United States. Lead paint on toys sold in the U.S. has been banned since 1978.

  • August 21, 2007

    Increase in College Dorm Fires Prompts Officials to Issue Warning

    As students go off to college and leave the comforts of home, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning about the dangers of fires in college housing such as dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks. According to National Fire Protection Association data, the estimated number of fires in campus housing has risen dramatically in recent years, from a low of 1,800 fires in 1998 to 3,300 fires in 2005. From 2000 through 2005 there were 39 deaths and nearly 400 injuries.

  • August 15, 2007

    CPSC Urges Parents to Help Children Avoid Injuries As They Head Back to School

    Your kids may already know their ABCs, but do you know the ABCs of keeping your children safe as they head back to school? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to put safety at the top of their lists of things to do and to pay special attention to helmets, art materials, and back-to-school clothing this fall.

  • August 01, 2007

    CPSC Releases the "Top Five Hidden Home Hazards"Safety Agency Places Popular Magnetic Toys on the List of Deadly Dangers

    Each year, 33.1 million people are injured by consumer products in the home. Some hazards are from products the Agency has warned about for years; others come from new products and technologies. To keep Americans informed of dangers, the CPSC has identified the Top Five Hidden Home Hazards – associated with products that people may be using everyday, but are unaware of the dangers that they can cause. These home hazards are often unseen or unnoticed by consumers.
  • August 01, 2007

    CPSC Releases the "Top Five Hidden Home Hazards", Safety Agency Places Popular Magnetic Toys on the List of Deadly Dangers

    Whether it is an apartment, duplex or single-family residence, the home is a place that is supposed to give families a feeling of safety and security. For many Americans families however, an injury or death of a loved one can turn this place of happiness into one of tragedy.

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