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CPSC Issues Tips to Avoid Injury Outdoors During Quarantine

Release Date: May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Warm weather is arriving across the United States, and consumers are heading outside to do yard work, perform outdoor home repairs and to play and exercise. While you practice safe social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions to protect those you love, CPSC urges you to safeguard your family from product-related hazards as well. 

In response to the current crisis, CPSC has created a new series of Home Safe Checklists that focus on outdoor activities. Print the lists that work for you, and spend a few moments checking off the safety items. When so much in the world seems beyond control, these checklists are simple, clear steps you can take for the safety of your family. 

Home Safe: Yard Work  

Home Safe: Outdoor Repairs

Home Safe: Playing Outdoors

Release Number
20-124

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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