Portable Generators and Carbon Monoxide Risks

Carbon monoxide is referred to as the “invisible killer” because it’s both colorless and odorless. Portable generators, which are often used during power outages, pose a risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that more than 80 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Portable Generator Risks Using […]

Choosing Safe Products for Babies

September is Baby Safety Month, an annual awareness campaign hosted by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. Choosing safe baby products and using them according to the manufacturer’s instructions is crucial. Only Use Products for Manufacturer Designated Purposes Products that are designed and marketed for activities like nursing, playing, or lounging should only be used for […]

Exploding Batteries? The Dangers of Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from electric scooters to residential solar energy systems to electric vehicles. They’re generally easy to use, low maintenance, and versatile, providing a great renewable energy solution. The problem? When lithium-ion batteries overheat or fail, flammable and toxic gasses are released. These gases can create a fast-spreading fire that’s really […]