Keeping your family safe often includes the need to remove or modify products you may have in your home that have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Double-check that none of these fire, strangling and child entrapment hazards are present on your property.
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These Products Are Hazards For Strangulation, Fire and Child Entrapment
Each year consumers purchase many common household products that are later found to have defects or design flaws that make them hazardous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) works with manufacturers to help identify and recall such hazardous products from store shelves. But, according to the CPSC large numbers of consumers remain unaware that a product they have purchased has been recalled, or that it may represent a very real danger if allowed to remain in use in the home.
The CPCS's warnings should be taken seriously. Many recalled items that have remained in homes, undetected, have resulted in the deaths of children. Sometimes a hazardous product can be easily repaired or modified to render it safe to use. Others may need to be discarded.