Bill Kitzes Product Safety Management

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Protect Your Kids + True Stories from the CPSC

Every year thousands of children are severely injured or killed in accidents associated with products used in and around homes, schools, and recreation areas. Knowing how these accidents happen is the first step in Protecting Our Kids.

Many of the True Stories and illustrations listed below come from the files of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The injury statistics are published by the Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, which provides national injury estimates based on reports from hospital emergency rooms.

True Stories: The following are true stories about serious injuries and deaths.

  1. Baby Walker
  2. Balls
  3. Bathtub Seat
  4. Beds
  5. Buckets
  6. Bunk Bed
  7. Crib Assembly
  8. Crib Corner Post
  9. Drawstring
  10. Furniture
  11. Garage Door
  12. Hairdryer
  13. Hot Tub
  14. Infant Pillow
  15. Play Yards
  16. Pools
  17. Prescription Drugs
  18. Riding Mower
  19. Shopping Cart
  20. Soccer Goal
  21. Strings and Ribbons
  22. Stroller
  23. Vending Machine
  24. Vertical Blind Cord
  25. Window