More Information on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Safety Gift Ideas for Children

Please visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov to find helpful news related to children from information on recent toy or product recalls, to helpful suggestions and free comic book downloads on child bicycle safety.  For example, if you are a parent that uses a babysitter frequently, the website has a free safety download called the “Super Sitter” that goes over the safety issue that arise with babysitting.  You can review it with your babysitter to help insure the safety of your children when you are away from them.  The website goes over other ways children can find themselves in the hospital in fun easy to read comic books and the like.  I always recommend this website to my injured child clients’ parents.

During the holidays or any upcoming birthdays, if you have or know of a child that likes to ride a bike, scooter, or skateboard, give them something they really need:  Instead of using a typical basket to hold gifts, make a gift basket using a bike helmet.  You can make sure the bike helmet meets the CPSC’s standard of care by looking for the CPSC sticker inside the helmet.  You can also pack the “helmet gift basket” with other goodies and gifts by including some CPSC safety information, so they know you really care.  You can print up free comic book and safety pamphlet downloads on their website; they also provide free safety alerts for helmet, scooter, in-line skate, and skate board child safety.

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