1. Take the CPSC’s Older Consumer Safety Test

  1. Download the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s booklet, Safety For Older Consumers - Home Safety Checklist

Senior Safety Information

From the CPSC

The Consumer Product Safety Commission

Every year millions of older Americans are injured in and around their homes, or as they go about their business in their neighborhood or community.

  1. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that on average 1.4 million people aged 65 and older are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries associated with consumer products.

  1. Falls in and around the home are a top cause of injuries to older adults.

  1. Within this age group, the rate of injury is the highest for people 75 years of age and older.

  1. Older adults also are at greater risk than others of dying in a house fire.

These and other injuries result from hazards that are easy to overlook, but also easy to fix. By spotting these hazards and taking simple steps to correct them, you can prevent injuries to yourself or visitors to your home.

Use the Home Safety Checklist from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to prepare for an emergency and to spot possible safety problems in  and around your home.

The Home Safety Checklist

  1. Subscribe to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s free newsletter, Consumer Product Safety Review (CPSR)  Provides Free, Reliable Senior Information and Resources

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