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Hello, I’m Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In my first hours as Chairman, I spoke frankly to families and consumers across the country. I said that as the leader of this important safety agency, I was committed to creating an open and transparent CPSC. We have kept our word. But now we are taking our commitment even further with the launch of CPSC 2.0. CPSC 2.0 is all about letting you know what’s going on at CPSC and gives you an opportunity to participate in the safety discussion. Read more
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2009/09/sticky-safety-blogs/
Almost weekly, we see news reports about horrible accidents involving young children and furniture, appliance and tv tip-overs. The force of a large television falling from tipping furniture can be staggering. A 50 lb. TV falls with about the same force as child falling from the third story of a building. That kind of impact can kill a child or cause severe injuries. About 16,000 (mostly young children) were treated in emergency rooms for tip-over related injuries in 2006, that’s about four times more injuries than from exposed electrical outlets. Read more
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2009/09/the-tipping-point/