WASHINGTON, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will not hold its annual fireworks demonstrations press conference on the National Mall this year. However, CPSC remains committed to helping to prevent deaths and injuries from fireworks incidents while families and friends gather to celebrate the Fourth of July.
CPSC will release its new Fireworks Annual Report, with the latest data on fireworks-related deaths, emergency department-treated injuries, and enforcement activities during 2019. CPSC will also share its popular fireworks safety demonstrations with the media via video news release (VNR).
Here is what media can expect and when:
Thursday, June 25, 2020
New CPSC Fireworks Annual Report
CPSC fireworks demonstrations via Video News Release (VNR) and Spanish soundbites
CPSC Commissioner Dana Baiocco is available for interviews
Please contact CPSC for more information about one-on-one interviews. Interviews are also available in Spanish with Carla Coolman, CPSC Spanish-language spokesperson.
For more information, contact CPSC's Office of Communications at (301) 504-7908.
About the U.S. CPSC The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.