This news update on National Poison Prevention Week is brought to you by CPSC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) is March 16-22, 2014, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is encouraging consumers to use this time to “Prepare and Prevent” exposure to poisonous products in the home. Annually, an estimated 90,000 children are seen in emergency departments nationwide due to unintentional poison exposures, many of which occur in the home.
From the familiar to the more innocent looking, poison dangers can lurk throughout the home. To reduce the risk of unintentional poisoning, CPSC has created an online Poison Prevention Safety Education Center to help consumers identify potential poison risks and take simple steps to prevent exposure.
“Child-resistant caps on medicine and cleaning products have saved thousands of lives, but there is still more we can do to safeguard and prevent children from being exposed to poisons in the home,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler. “A few simple and inexpensive precautions can mean the difference between a child’s life or death.”
For more information on National Poison Prevention Week please visit the CPSC link above. Please contact Nexreg for Regulatory Services.