NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Are you last-minute holiday shopping? If so, take some time to watch CPSC’s first Google+ Hangout.
Do you have an old wooden storage chest lying around your home? Maybe, it’s in an attic? Maybe, you’ve put it in your child’s room?
Recently, two Boston-area children tragically died while playing hide and seek in a chest. The children reportedly climbed into a Lane hope chest that latched shut automatically. There was no way to open the airtight chest from the inside.
How things have changed when it comes to toy safety. Back in 2008, 172 toys were recalled — 19 due to lead.
In 2012, about 95,000 people suffered injuries of such a serious nature that there were taken to an emergency room for treatment. Between 2000 and 2009, 22 families lost a loved one from a trampoline mishap.