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Cozy Up to Winter with These CPSC Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With temperatures dropping as the seasons change, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers to remain vigilant about safety to avoid tragedies around outdoor activities from sledding and skating to skiing and snow blowing this winter.

In 2021, there were an estimated 110,900 winter activity-related injuries treated in emergency rooms nationwide according to CPSC's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). The activities included snow skiing, ice hockey, using toboggans, sleds and snow discs, ice skating and using snowmobiles. In 2021, there were over 4,200 snow blower related injuries treated in the ER with over 40 percent of those injuries to the wrist, hand, and finger.

Follow CPSC's safety tips below to help keep safe:

Winter Sports Safety ? Helmets Make a Difference
Snow Blower Hazards ? Clear Snow Safely 
Check for Recalls
About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.

For lifesaving information:

Release Number: 23-062


SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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