Public Safety This category contains the most recent news regarding public safety, including policy decisions, legislation, and education efforts. Find releases encompassing road safety, food safety, workplace accident prevention, product recalls, testing standards, and awareness campaigns. Also included are stories about crime rates, law enforcement efforts, alcohol and drug abuse health alerts, anti-contamination measures and disease control.

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00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 28: First Auto Collision

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST AUTO COLLISION Profile America — Saturday, May 28th....


May 27, 2016, 18:09 ET Sweet Earth Natural Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Mispackaged Big Sur Burritos that contain the Santa Cruz Burrito: Potential Allergy Concern for those with Milk Allergy.

Sweet Earth Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling its Big Sur Burrito, 7oz, due to a packaging error. As a result, a small number of these...


May 27, 2016, 15:41 ET Kristen Bell Wants You to Have "The Talk" With Your Children--About Sunscreen

 Millions of families will head to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, many without adequate sun protection. As part of a national effort to...


May 27, 2016, 14:51 ET CPSC warns families about ATV dangers for kids

In the lead up to summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns parents about the dangers of children riding adult all-terrain...


May 27, 2016, 11:29 ET High School Students Awarded Prizes For Videos To Help Reduce Underage Drinking

 Prizes were presented on Thursday, May 26, to winning high school students who participated in the 2016 Maine Spirits Underage Drinking...


May 27, 2016, 11:00 ET AT&T Prepared To Keep Customers Connected During Hurricane Season

AT&T* is committed to keeping its customers connected during the upcoming hurricane season - before, during and after storms - and has one of...


May 27, 2016, 07:37 ET Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof Cups Recalled by Mayborn USA Due to Risk of Mold Exposure

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Tommee-Tippee-Sippee-Spill-Proof-Cups-Recalled-by-Mayborn-USA Recall Summary Name of Product: Tommee...


May 27, 2016, 07:09 ET Summer Storm Protection: Addario's Homeowners Guide to Avoid Electrical Outages

 Addarios Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical, a leading HVAC and plumbing company serving Middlesex County since 1998, recommends...


May 26, 2016, 19:28 ET Kroger Expands Green Peas Product Recall

 The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has expanded the store locations included in a recall of two green peas products, Pictsweet...


May 26, 2016, 17:20 ET COPsync to Present at Upcoming Conferences

 COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN), which operates the COPsync Network™, the nation's only system connecting law enforcement officers and...


May 26, 2016, 17:06 ET Securus Adds/Develops Digital Cellphone/ Wireless Forensics (aka "Cracking") to Its Portfolio of 950 Products for Corrections and Law Enforcement

 Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and...


May 26, 2016, 16:54 ET Hollander Sleep Products Recalls Mattress Pads Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Hollander-Sleep-Products-Recalls-Mattress-Pads/     Recall Summary Name of Product:...


May 26, 2016, 16:44 ET Safety First Following Tornadoes and Severe Storms

 Tornadoes have touched down this week in towns across the United States. People are beginning the process of picking up the pieces. For those...


May 26, 2016, 15:58 ET North America Fire Protection Systems Market by Industry, by Component, by Service, by Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2019

The North America Fire protection systems market has been broadly classified into components and services. The components market is estimated to...


May 26, 2016, 14:21 ET FACT SHEET: Bayer Joins Forces with the CDC Foundation to Combat the Zika Virus

 Bayer, a global Life Science company dedicated to healthcare and agriculture, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...


May 26, 2016, 13:56 ET Ohio Contractors Association Joins National Affiliate Calling For Better Safety Measures In Highway Construction Work Zones

 In 2015, there were 6,103 work zone crashes in Ohio. Nearly one of every four work zone crashes in the state, 1,455 (24%), resulted in...


May 26, 2016, 13:37 ET Can We Reverse Alarming Trends in Drug Abuse?

 Members of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World hosted a roundtable discussion with John Redman, Executive Director of Californians for Drug...


May 26, 2016, 13:30 ET CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the...


May 26, 2016, 13:12 ET With Serious Mosquito-Borne Viruses On The Rise, Make Sure To Protect Your Family This Summer

 With concerns over the dangers of mosquito-borne illnesses mounting and the summer months here, it's more important than ever to protect...


May 26, 2016, 13:00 ET Osprey Recalls Child Backpack Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Osprey-Recalls-Child-Backpack-Carriers/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Child backpack carriers  ...


May 26, 2016, 12:32 ET Box Components Recalls BMX Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

 http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Box-Components-Recalls-BMX-Bicycle-Forks/  Recall Summary Name of Product: Bicycle forks Hazard:...


May 26, 2016, 12:24 ET Rheem Recalls to Repair Water Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Rheem-Recalls-to-Repair-Water-Heaters/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Rheem electric water heaters Hazard:...


May 26, 2016, 10:28 ET Don't Let Mosquitoes Hinder Your Memorial Weekend Fun

 Summer is quickly approaching, which means people will be spending a lot more time outdoors, whether it be a Memorial Day parade with...


May 26, 2016, 09:51 ET FDA issues final food defense regulation

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...


May 26, 2016, 08:15 ET America's Road Team Encourages Safety this Memorial Day Weekend

 Today, American Trucking Associations and America's Road Team Captains are turning their attention to highway safety in anticipation of a busy...