KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has released a list of home products that it urges people to check every year.
Nursery products must be accompanied by a registration card, CPSC recommends that consumers fill it out or register the products on the company website, this allows a company to contact the consumer in case of recall.
Toys must have age labels if the toy poses a choking hazard to children under three years of age. The CPSC suggests that families with older and younger children keep older children’s toys away from younger ones.
Children’s art supplies must be labeled “ASTM D-4236 COMPLIANT” to prove that the product does not contain toxic ingredients.
When children are cycling outdoors, the CPSC has asked to look for the label that says the helmet meets CPSC federal safety standards to reduce the risk of brain damage in the event of a fall.
Children’s sleepwear should be flame retardant or properly fitted to protect children from burns. If not, it should have a label stating that it is not fire retardant. The CPSC reports that loose sleepwear is more likely to catch fire.
The CPSC said to look at the underside of rugs and rugs, if they do not meet the standards, they should have the flammability warning, “FLAMMABLE (FAILS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STANDARD FF 2-70): SHOULD NOT BE USED NEAR IGNITION SOURCES.
Check hair dryers for an immersion protection device that is necessary to protect consumers from shock or electrocution. Extension cords should be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Intertek (ETL) or CSA Group Testing and Certification Inc. According to the CPSC, unlisted or counterfeit extension cords can cause fire or electric shock.
Before July 4, people who buy fireworks should read warning labels to make sure they are using them correctly and consumers understand the risk.
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