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Hoverboards

CPSC recommends that consumers, who own or use hoverboards, take these steps to reduce the risk of fire.

Magnets

Small magnets like those found in magnetic building sets and other toys can kill a child if two or more are swallowed.

Outdoors

Stay safe when riding a snowmobile. Follow these snowmobile safety rules.

ATV

Ride safe, ride smart. Wear a helmet, keep kids off adult ATVs, and take a hands-on training course. CPSC's tips for ATV safety.

Kitchen

Install an anti-tipover bracket on your range. This helps prevent the range from tipping over and can save your family from serious injury or death.

Children can become entrapped and suffocate in older, latch-type freezers, refrigerators, dryers and coolers.

Did you know you can be electrocuted trying to repair your microwave oven? This is one job that’s best left to a professional.

Hobbies

Trampoline injuries are no fun. There are thousands reported each year. Here are the steps you can take to prevent serious trampoline injuries and deaths. 

Stay safe when riding a snowmobile. Follow these snowmobile safety rules.

Vehicle traffic, trick riding and excessive speed can lead to collisions, loss of control and falls. Even experienced skateboarders and longboard riders have been injured or killed. Follow these important tips for safer riding.

When skating, always wear safety gear, skate on a smooth, paved surface away from traffic and don’t skate at night.

Follow these safety suggestions to help prevent deaths and injuries associated with moveable soccer goals.

Pointed, metal lawn darts can cause serious or fatal injury. Lawn darts have been banned since 1988.

This safety handbook gives guidelines for selecting and using arts and crafts materials and explains the hazards associated with arts and crafts materials.

General Information

CPSC is a federal agency that protects the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. If you've had a safety problem with a consumer product, contact us at SaferProducts.gov or our Hotline.

Deadly dangers exist after a hurricane strikes. Safety tips on portable generators, candles, gasoline, charcoal and appliances.

Make sure to install smoke alarms in your home. Why? Because they can save your life. Which type of alarm? Both types -- ionization and photoelectric. And don't forget to develop and practice a family escape plan.

Keep students safe in chemistry laboratories.

Children drown in bathtubs, buckets and pails, not just in pools or spas. Stay within arm’s reach when baby is in the bathtub and keep children away from buckets and pails you use for household chores.

CPSC collects information on product-related emergency room treated injuries. This helps the agency keep track of product dangers and emerging hazards.

Prevent fires and burns. See and be seen. And make sure costumes are fit for safety.

Don’t say “boo” to safety on Halloween. Make sure your child’s costume is flame resistant, fits well and doesn’t obstruct his or her view. 

Choose from a menu of free resources to get connected, share and save a life!

Call CPSC's Hotline to report an unsafe product, to report a product-related incident or injury, or to find out whether a product has been recalled.

Babies can suffocate, get trapped in or fall from adult beds.  The safest place for baby is a crib or play yard.

Children can strangle in baby monitor cords. Keep all cords out of arm’s reach of babies and toddlers.

Concerned about formaldehyde in your home? Learn how to reduce your exposure.

Furniture, Furnishings and Decorations

Attention teachers: don’t let your students move or play near TV-audiovisual carts. They can tip over and kill or seriously injure kids.

Tempered glass is a technology that is designed to fail safely. Consumer products that use tempered glass should rupture into small, fragmented pieces, and not into larger shards if shattered.

Screens are meant to keep bugs out, not kids in. Use window guards or stops and keep furniture away from windows so little ones can’t climb near windows.

One child dies every two weeks when a TV, piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her. Anchor furniture to the wall or floor and place TVs on sturdy, low bases.

Check your tubular metal bunk beds for warning signs that have caused beds to collapse.

Keep kids away from mobile folding tables often found in school cafeterias. They can tip over and seriously injure or kill children.

Each year thousands of children are injured when they fall from shopping carts. Use the cart’s seatbelt to keep your child safe.

About one child dies each month from window cord strangulation and another child suffers near strangulation. CPSC recommends cordless window coverings to prevent this tragedy.

Kids can strangle on window blind cords.  It’s best to go cordless.

Electronics and Electrical

Some aluminum wiring in older homes can be a fire risk. There are several permanent repair methods for this problem.

Installing AFCIs (arc fault circuit interrupters) in your home can provide enhanced protection from fires resulting from unsafe arcing and sparking in home wiring.

Do you use a portable electric space heater to warm a room? Make sure it’s at least three feet away from beds, sofas, curtains and other items that can burn. Turn the space heater off before you go to bed.

Keep kids away from paper shredders. Shredders can pull kids' little fingers into the shredder mechanism and cause severe injuries.

Prevent dryer fires by cleaning the dryer vent, exhaust duct and lint screen/filter periodically.

Download the Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires safety alert in Spanish

Never use a ladder near overhead wires.  You can be electrocuted if the ladder contacts the electrical wires.

Do not overload or used damaged extension cords. They could cause a fire.

GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) in your home protect you from severe electrical shock.

Did you know you can be electrocuted trying to repair your microwave oven? This is one job that’s best left to a professional.

Protect yourself and others from shock or electrocution in and around pools, hot tubs and spas.

Installing AFCIs (arc fault circuit interrupters) in your home can provide enhanced protection from fires resulting from unsafe arcing and sparking in home wiring.

Containers and Packaging

Children who are exposed to the chemicals in single-load liquid laundry packets are at risk of serious injury.

Keep students safe in chemistry laboratories.

Inhalant abuse is deadly. It can kill suddenly.

Clothing and Accessories

Toys with strings and straps can strangle kids. Don’t give them to young children.

Remove hood and waist drawstrings from children’s jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies. Drawstrings can catch on items and cause a child to strangle.

Make sure your child’s sleepwear is flame resistant or snug fitting. This helps prevent burn injuries.

Outdoors and Garden

Most snow thrower injuries happen when trying to clear snow from the discharge shoot or debris from auger/collectors. Always stop the engine before trying to clear the shoot or auger.

Riding mowers should meet the latest voluntary safety standards. But take extra precautions to prevent the most common hazard scenarios, blade contact and loss of mower stability. Make sure to keep children away while you are mowing.

Walk-behind power mowers must meet federal safety standards. They are designed to prevent hand and foot contact with the blade. Make sure to keep children away while you are mowing.

Kids can fall from climbing equipment and get hurt. Never put climbing equipment inside or outside on hard surfaces such as wooden floors, cement or asphalt.

Every hunting season, hunters are killed or seriously injured from falls from treestands. Proper use of a full-body harness can prevent most incidents.

Protect yourself and others from shock or electrocution in and around pools, hot tubs and spas.

BB guns, especially high-velocity guns, can cause death.

Playgrounds

Cargo nets are popular on children’s playgrounds. But kids can get trapped in them if the net openings are too big.

Follow these safety tips to prevent injuries to your child on play equipment often found in fast food restaurant play areas and elsewhere.

Is your public playground a safe place to play? Use this simple list to check. 

Kids can fall from climbing equipment and get hurt. Never put climbing equipment inside or outside on hard surfaces such as wooden floors, cement or asphalt.

Keep your child from getting burned on hot playground equipment.

Pools and Spas

Learn about simple steps that can save lives in and around the pool. Download and post this series of posters and share Pool Safely tips with others.

Although swimming pools are a lot of fun, they can be dangerous places if you don't Pool Safely.  Enjoy this pool safely coloring page.

Safety tips on preventing child drownings.  Fences and gates, pool covers, barriers and alarms can play a key role.

Protect yourself and others from shock or electrocution in and around pools, hot tubs and spas.

Bicycles

Wearing a bicycle helmet while cycling can reduce your risk of head injury. If a crash happens, the odds of being able to get back on your bike favor riders who wear a helmet.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Follow these safety suggestions to help prevent deaths and injuries associated with moveable soccer goals.

Carbon Monoxide

Deadly dangers exist after a hurricane strikes. Safety tips on portable generators, candles, gasoline, charcoal and appliances.

Always use portable generators outside, far from the home. Never operate a generator inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or shed, or near a window or exterior vent.

Install and maintain CO alarms in your home to protect your family against the "invisible killer." 

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the "invisible killer." You cannot see or smell it, but a carbon monoxide alarm can detect CO. That is why it is so important to have CO alarms in your home.

Never use portable heaters or lanterns while sleeping in enclosed areas such as tents, campers and vehicles.

Protect your family from carbon monoxide dangers.

Fire

Make sure to install smoke alarms in your home. Why? Because they can save your life. Which type of alarm? Both types -- ionization and photoelectric. And don't forget to develop and practice a family escape plan.

Don’t underestimate the value of smoke alarms. When it comes to a fire, your life may depend on them.

Smoke alarms save lives. They can detect a fire early, and alert consumers, giving them valuable time to escape.

Prevent dryer fires by cleaning the dryer vent, exhaust duct and lint screen/filter periodically.

Download the Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires safety alert in Spanish

Check your appliances' gas connectors. Some older brass connectors for appliances can come apart, causing fires, explosions, death and injuries.

Have a kerosene heater? Make sure to use only water-clear 1-K grade kerosene. Never use gasoline.

Do not overload or used damaged extension cords. They could cause a fire.

Safety check your gas grill to avoid a fire.

Don’t get burned. Flammable liquid vapors are invisible, explosive and unpredictable.

Home

Tempered glass is a technology that is designed to fail safely. Consumer products that use tempered glass should rupture into small, fragmented pieces, and not into larger shards if shattered.

Make sure to install smoke alarms in your home. Why? Because they can save your life. Which type of alarm? Both types -- ionization and photoelectric. And don't forget to develop and practice a family escape plan.

Screens are meant to keep bugs out, not kids in. Use window guards or stops and keep furniture away from windows so little ones can’t climb near windows.

Screens are meant to keep bugs out, not kids in. Use window guards or stops and keep furniture away from windows so little ones can’t climb near windows.

One child dies every two weeks when a TV, piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her. Anchor furniture to the wall or floor and place TVs on sturdy, low bases.

Children drown in bathtubs, buckets and pails, not just in pools or spas. Stay within arm’s reach when baby is in the bathtub and keep children away from buckets and pails you use for household chores.

Prevent dryer fires by cleaning the dryer vent, exhaust duct and lint screen/filter periodically.

Download the Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires safety alert in Spanish

Falls and fires are two leading causes of unintentional injuries and deaths among adults 65 and older. Make your home safer by following these tips.

Check your appliances' gas connectors. Some older brass connectors for appliances can come apart, causing fires, explosions, death and injuries.

Garage doors should have a sensor or electric eye that automatically reverses the door if someone steps into its path when it is closing. This is a federal mandatory standard.

Do not overload or used damaged extension cords. They could cause a fire.

Protect yourself and others from shock or electrocution in and around pools, hot tubs and spas.

Babies can suffocate, get trapped in or fall from adult beds.  The safest place for baby is a crib or play yard.

How to deal with biological pollutants in your home.

Avoid tap water scalds. Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

What should you do about asbestos in your home? See our safety guide.

About one child dies each month from window cord strangulation and another child suffers near strangulation. CPSC recommends cordless window coverings to prevent this tragedy.

Kids can strangle on window blind cords.  It’s best to go cordless.

Concerned about formaldehyde in your home? Learn how to reduce your exposure.

Toys

Trampoline injuries are no fun. There are thousands reported each year. Here are the steps you can take to prevent serious trampoline injuries and deaths. 

Toys with strings and straps can strangle kids. Don’t give them to young children.

When skating, always wear safety gear, skate on a smooth, paved surface away from traffic and don’t skate at night.

Follow these safety suggestions to help prevent deaths and injuries associated with moveable soccer goals.

Pointed, metal lawn darts can cause serious or fatal injury. Lawn darts have been banned since 1988.

Be selective when buying an electric toy. Follow age recommendations on packages, make sure the child is mature enough to operate the toy and supervise the toy’s use.

The lids on toy chests or other types of chests can fall and trap, injure or kill kids. Lids with hinges that keep the lid open are much safer.

Check toys and other children’s products for plastic film coverings and remove them. The film can be a choking hazard.

Don’t let children put caps for toy guns in their pockets. They can ignite and burn your child.

How much do you know about the dangers that button batteries pose to children? Take the button battery safety quiz.

BB guns, especially high-velocity guns, can cause death.

Keep uninflated toy balloons and pieces of broken balloons away from young children. Kids can suffocate on them.

This safety handbook gives guidelines for selecting and using arts and crafts materials and explains the hazards associated with arts and crafts materials.

Cribs

Remove pillows, quilts, comforters, stuffed toys and other soft products from the crib.

Keep baby safe from suffocation and strangulation by making sure that the crib sheet fits snugly on the crib mattress.

Check to see if you or someone you know has a recalled Simplicity crib at home.

Children can strangle in baby monitor cords. Keep all cords out of arm’s reach of babies and toddlers.

Kids and Babies

Toys with strings and straps can strangle kids. Don’t give them to young children.

When skating, always wear safety gear, skate on a smooth, paved surface away from traffic and don’t skate at night.

One child dies every two weeks when a TV, piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her. Anchor furniture to the wall or floor and place TVs on sturdy, low bases.

Children drown in bathtubs, buckets and pails, not just in pools or spas. Stay within arm’s reach when baby is in the bathtub and keep children away from buckets and pails you use for household chores.

Kids can fall from climbing equipment and get hurt. Never put climbing equipment inside or outside on hard surfaces such as wooden floors, cement or asphalt.

Follow these safety suggestions to help prevent deaths and injuries associated with moveable soccer goals.

Use the safety harness whenever your child in a stroller. If not secured with the safety harness, your baby can slip through the opening between the seat and the tray and strangle.

Prevent fires and burns. See and be seen. And make sure costumes are fit for safety.

Don’t say “boo” to safety on Halloween. Make sure your child’s costume is flame resistant, fits well and doesn’t obstruct his or her view. 

Did you know that thousands of kids are injured every year by falling from shopping carts? Safety tips for injury-proofing your child in a shopping cart. 

Remove hood and waist drawstrings from children’s jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies. Drawstrings can catch on items and cause a child to strangle.

Babies can suffocate, get trapped in or fall from adult beds.  The safest place for baby is a crib or play yard.

Check toys and other children’s products for plastic film coverings and remove them. The film can be a choking hazard.

Make sure your child’s sleepwear is flame resistant or snug fitting. This helps prevent burn injuries.

Keep marbles, small balls and uninflated balloons away from young children, who can choke on them.

How much do you know about the dangers that button batteries pose to children? Take the button battery safety quiz.

Keep uninflated toy balloons and pieces of broken balloons away from young children. Kids can suffocate on them.

Children can strangle in baby monitor cords. Keep all cords out of arm’s reach of babies and toddlers.

Never tie string, cords, necklaces, toys or anything around a child’s neck. They can strangle. Kids and cords of any kind don’t mix.

Air mattresses aren’t for babies. They are too soft and could cause babies to suffocate.

Home & Indoors, Home, General Information

This guide helps you identify the types of products that are affected and to understand how to comply with the law so that you can keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers. Consumers who regularly buy used products may also find this information helpful in avoiding products that could harm them or their family.

This guide helps you identify the types of products that are affected and to understand how to comply with the law so that you can keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers. Consumers who regularly buy used products may also find this information helpful in avoiding products that could harm them or their family.

This guide helps you identify the types of products that are affected and to understand how to comply with the law so that you can keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers. Consumers who regularly buy used products may also find this information helpful in avoiding products that could harm them or their family.

Kitchen, Outdoors and Garden

Make sure to use charcoal grills outside only. Follow these safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning from charcoal grills. 

Make sure to use charcoal grills outside only. Follow these safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning from charcoal grills. 

Kitchen

Stay in the kitchen when cooking. Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.

Kids and Babies, General Information, Sports, Fitness and Recreation, Hobbies

Coaches and Parents: Heads up! To avoid brain injuries, make sure your athletes wear their football helmets properly and use them safely. Watch for signs of concussions. Inspect football helmets for damage. Recondition football helmets periodically and replace them no more than 10 years after they are manufactured.

A helmet that fits well and is in good condition can help protect a baseball player from the most serious kinds of brain or head injuries. But, NO helmet or other form of head protection is concussion proof. That’s where smarter play comes in!

Coaches and Parents: Heads up! To avoid brain injuries, make sure your athletes wear their football helmets properly and use them safely. Watch for signs of concussions. Inspect football helmets for damage. Recondition football helmets periodically and replace them no more than 10 years after they are manufactured.

A helmet that fits well and is in good condition can help protect a baseball player from the most serious kinds of brain or head injuries. But, NO helmet or other form of head protection is concussion proof. That’s where smarter play comes in!

Coaches and Parents: Heads up! To avoid brain injuries, make sure your athletes wear their football helmets properly and use them safely. Watch for signs of concussions. Inspect football helmets for damage. Recondition football helmets periodically and replace them no more than 10 years after they are manufactured.

A helmet that fits well and is in good condition can help protect a baseball player from the most serious kinds of brain or head injuries. But, NO helmet or other form of head protection is concussion proof. That’s where smarter play comes in!

Coaches and Parents: Heads up! To avoid brain injuries, make sure your athletes wear their football helmets properly and use them safely. Watch for signs of concussions. Inspect football helmets for damage. Recondition football helmets periodically and replace them no more than 10 years after they are manufactured.

A helmet that fits well and is in good condition can help protect a baseball player from the most serious kinds of brain or head injuries. But, NO helmet or other form of head protection is concussion proof. That’s where smarter play comes in!

Bicycles, Hobbies

There are different helmets for different activities. Each type of helmet is made to protect your head from the impacts common to a particular activity or sport. Be sure to wear a helmet that is appropriate for the activity.

There are different helmets for different activities. Each type of helmet is made to protect your head from the impacts common to a particular activity or sport. Be sure to wear a helmet that is appropriate for the activity.

General Information

Buying promotional products that comply with federal safety laws is important because compliant and safe products protect American children and families from harm.  And by distributing only products certified as compliant, you protect your company’s brand, your customers, and your corporate identity.

Child care professionals are in a unique position to learn about and report safety problems with children’s consumer products. Use SaferProducts.gov to report and search for incidents with consumer products.

If you own a small business that manufactures, imports, distributes, or sells a consumer product, your business must comply with all federal consumer product safety laws. 

Prevent falls from bleachers. Use CPSC’s guidelines when retrofitting.

Health care professionals regularly see injuries associated with consumer products. Any safety problem involving consumer products can be reported at SaferProducts.gov. Alert CPSC and others about your concerns.

Keep your family safe. Report and search for incidents with consumer products at SaferProducts.gov.

The information CPSC receives from local, state, and federal agencies at SaferProducts.gov helps CPSC protect the public from unreasonable risks of injuries or death associated with consumer products.

Public safety officials regularly see injuries associated with consumer products. Any safety problem involving consumer products can be reported at SaferProducts.gov. Alert CPSC and others about your concerns.

Kids and Babies, General Information

Register your child's products so the manufacturer can contact you if there is a recall.

Register your child's products so the manufacturer can contact you if there is a recall.

Fire, Furniture, Furnishings and Decorations

Deck the halls safely this year. Dried out trees, holiday candles left unattended and old, worn or defective holiday lights can spark fires.

Deck the halls safely this year. Dried out trees, holiday candles left unattended and old, worn or defective holiday lights can spark fires.

Home, Fire, Furniture, Furnishings and Decorations

Mattresses have increased fire resistance due to federal standards. That means more escape time for your family if there's a fire.

Download the Sleep Safer: A Fire-Resistant Mattress Can Save Your Life Safety Guide in Spanish

Mattresses have increased fire resistance due to federal standards. That means more escape time for your family if there's a fire.

Download the Sleep Safer: A Fire-Resistant Mattress Can Save Your Life Safety Guide in Spanish

Mattresses have increased fire resistance due to federal standards. That means more escape time for your family if there's a fire.

Download the Sleep Safer: A Fire-Resistant Mattress Can Save Your Life Safety Guide in Spanish

Home, Fire, Electronics and Electrical

Spot possible safety problems with electrical products in your home before they occur.

Spot possible safety problems with electrical products in your home before they occur.

Spot possible safety problems with electrical products in your home before they occur.

Electronics and Electrical

Find electrical dangers in your home before they cause fires or electrical shock.

Home, Containers and Packaging

Young children will eat or drink almost anything. Keep medicines and household chemicals locked up, out of sight of children, and use child-resistant packaging.

Young children will eat or drink almost anything. Keep medicines and household chemicals locked up, out of sight of children, and use child-resistant packaging.

Containers and Packaging

Learn what the Poison Prevention Packaging Act means for you in your job as a healthcare professional.e

Bright colors and sweet smells appeal to children. Here’s how you can keep them safe from poisons in your home.

Outdoors and Garden

Do you have CCA-treated wood in your playground, deck or picnic table? It can be harmful to your health. Find out what you need to know to protect your health.

Kids and Babies, Pools and Spas, Outdoors and Garden

Pool owners and operators take note!  CPSC offers guidance on complying with the Pool and Spa Safety Act.

Stay close, be alert and watch children in the water. Learn and practice water safety skills. Have the appropriate equipment, such as a fence around the pool, door alarm and other important safety measures.

Fence portable pools! Cover them! Put them away!

Simple steps save lives at the pool.

Pool owners and operators take note!  CPSC offers guidance on complying with the Pool and Spa Safety Act.

Stay close, be alert and watch children in the water. Learn and practice water safety skills. Have the appropriate equipment, such as a fence around the pool, door alarm and other important safety measures.

Fence portable pools! Cover them! Put them away!

Simple steps save lives at the pool.

Pool owners and operators take note!  CPSC offers guidance on complying with the Pool and Spa Safety Act.

Stay close, be alert and watch children in the water. Learn and practice water safety skills. Have the appropriate equipment, such as a fence around the pool, door alarm and other important safety measures.

Fence portable pools! Cover them! Put them away!

Simple steps save lives at the pool.

Home, Pools and Spas, Outdoors and Garden

How do you keep children and others safe in your home pool, spa or hot tub?  Barriers help prevent drownings and near-drownings. These CPSC guidelines cover fences, gates, power safety covers and audible alarms for doors with access to pools.

How do you keep children and others safe in your home pool, spa or hot tub?  Barriers help prevent drownings and near-drownings. These CPSC guidelines cover fences, gates, power safety covers and audible alarms for doors with access to pools.

How do you keep children and others safe in your home pool, spa or hot tub?  Barriers help prevent drownings and near-drownings. These CPSC guidelines cover fences, gates, power safety covers and audible alarms for doors with access to pools.

Playgrounds

These guidelines are intended to address the risk of movable soccer goal tipovers. The handbook is primarily intended for park and recreation personnel, school officials, sports equipment purchasers and coaches.

Falls are the biggest source of injuries to children on playgrounds. Learn how to find the right place in your yard for playground equipment, and how best to assemble and maintain the equipment.

Home, Kids and Babies, Playgrounds

Make your backyard playground a fun and safe place for children to play. Follow these simple safety steps for your backyard playground.

CPSC’s public playground guidelines are detailed here and are intended to help parks, schools, installers and others choose the safest equipment. Many local jurisdictions have incorporated this handbook into their building codes.

Make your backyard playground a fun and safe place for children to play. Follow these simple safety steps for your backyard playground.

CPSC’s public playground guidelines are detailed here and are intended to help parks, schools, installers and others choose the safest equipment. Many local jurisdictions have incorporated this handbook into their building codes.

Make your backyard playground a fun and safe place for children to play. Follow these simple safety steps for your backyard playground.

CPSC’s public playground guidelines are detailed here and are intended to help parks, schools, installers and others choose the safest equipment. Many local jurisdictions have incorporated this handbook into their building codes.

Kids and Babies, Pools and Spas

You  never know which safety step will save a life — until it does.

Stay close, be alert and watch.

Your greatest water safety assurance comes from adopting and practicing as many safety steps as possible. Adding an extra safety step around the water can make all the difference.

You  never know which safety step will save a life — until it does.

Stay close, be alert and watch.

Your greatest water safety assurance comes from adopting and practicing as many safety steps as possible. Adding an extra safety step around the water can make all the difference.

Pools and Spas

Young children are drawn to water. Keep them from drowning in pools and spas, buckets and bathtubs.

Bicycles

Bicycle safety in a comic book.

Carbon Monoxide

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide when using portable generators.  Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas and can kill you. 

Use portable generators outside only and far from your home. Never operate them indoors or in the garage.

Guidance for first responders about residential carbon monoxide incidents.

Using a generator indoors can kill you in minutes. Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you cannot see or smell. Only use a generator outside, far away from windows, doors and vents.

Carbon Monoxide, Home

You have the power to prepare

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible killer. Learn about the warning signs and how to prevent CO poisoning.

You have the power to prepare

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible killer. Learn about the warning signs and how to prevent CO poisoning.

Fire

Only working smoke alarms can warn you in time!

Home, Kids and Babies

Throw a baby safety shower for your friend who’s expecting and help her make her house safe for the new arrival.

Lead from paint, chips and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly.

Throw a baby safety shower for your friend who’s expecting and help her make her house safe for the new arrival.

Lead from paint, chips and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly.

Home

Dirty room humidifiers may cause health problems.

Are you planning to paint inside your home? Consider these safety tips to reduce potential problems for residents, painters and neighbors.

Learn about the signs and symptoms of indoor air pollution and remedial actions that can be taken.

Use this checklist to prepare for an emergency and to spot possible safety problems in your home.

Use this checklist to prepare for an emergency and to spot possible safety problems in your home.

Kids and Babies, Toys

Help is on the way as you shop for a child ages 0-5.  Safety tips for buying the right toys for this age group.

Kids change as they grow. This guide has helpful tips for choosing toys for children ages 6-12.

Think about your child’s safety when buying, maintaining and storing toys.

Help is on the way as you shop for a child ages 0-5.  Safety tips for buying the right toys for this age group.

Kids change as they grow. This guide has helpful tips for choosing toys for children ages 6-12.

Think about your child’s safety when buying, maintaining and storing toys.

Toys

Children have fun learning about toy safety as they use this coloring book.

Cribs, Kids and Babies

Keep your baby safe in your home with these safety tips and use the growth chart to track your baby's progress. 

Download the Baby Safety Checklist in Spanish

Keep your baby safe in your home with these safety tips and use the growth chart to track your baby's progress. 

Download the Baby Safety Checklist in Spanish

Cribs

Safe cribs are essential for child care providers. Cribs in child care facilities and home daycares must meet new and improved federal standards that became effective on December 28, 2012.

For infants under 12 months of age, follow these practices to reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and prevent suffocation?

The new federal crib standards apply to hotels, motels and other places of public accommodation.

Kids and Babies

This brochure gives you bright ideas for keeping your baby's nursery safe.

SaferProducts.gov