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Consumer Product Safety

Environmental Management Branch
275 East Main Street, HS1C-D
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4856
Leanna Caven

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Overview

The mission of the consumer product safety program is to protect consumers from the unreasonable risk of injury posed by consumer products. 

Recall Effectiveness Checks
Perform spot checks of retailers to ensure that recalled products have been removed from sale.

For additional information about recalled products or to report a potentially unsafe product, call the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission toll-free at (800) 638-2772, or visit the commission website.

Drowning

Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death among Kentucky children. Children younger than 4 have the highest drowning rates of any age group. While most drownings occur in open bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, ponds and swimming pools, children more often drown in bathtubs, toilets, wash buckets and other containers. 

A sober, alert adult should always supervise children around water. Don’t let children out of sight even for a moment and don’t be distracted by phone calls or activities that could command your attention. Be sure to empty buckets and other containers promptly after use. 

Click here for additional information on swimming pool safety from the CPSC

ATV Safety

ATV Safety Tips:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Choose an ATV with an engine size appropriate for the operator’s age
  • Take the ATV Safety Institute Rider course. Call (800) 887-2887 or visit the ASI website for information
  • Never operate an ATV with more than one rider
  • Never operate on paved surfaces
  • Always wear a helmet
Nursery Safety

Nursery Equipment Safety Tips:

  • Mail in product registration card or register items on the manufacturer’s Web site so the company can notify you of recalls.
  • Inspect equipment regularly for loose or missing parts. Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site for information about product recalls and updated standards.
  • Infants younger than 1 should always sleep in a crib that is in good repair and meets current specifications. Adult beds do not meet safety standards for babies.
  • Remove pillows, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals and other soft objects from the crib. They can present a suffocation hazard. 
Toy Safety

Toy Safety Tips:

  • For children younger than 3, select toys with no small pieces that can be a choking hazard.
  • Keep toys intended for older children out of the reach of children younger than 3. 
Additional Information

 

Last Updated 5/7/2013
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