THE ROBINSON REPORT #29: ROVs Could and Should Be Safer

Recently, media attention has once again focused on the dangers of off-road vehicles, particularly, All-Terrain Vehicles (“ATVs”) and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (“ROVs”). The media seem to highlight these dangers when a death or serious injury in some way involves a public figure. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of injuries and deaths caused by off-road vehicles that […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #28: Wishing Everyone a Happy and Danger-Free Holiday!

The holiday season is one of the happiest and most festive times of the year! We can try to keep it happy and safe for everyone by following these important tips. First, be cautious of any open flames. Candles and flames are a beautiful sight during the holidays, but caution should be used around them, […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #25: Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Much has been written about how potentially contentious family Thanksgivings may be this year in America resulting from the outcome of the recent election and subsequent discussions about how divided our country seems to be. As a CPSC Commissioner, my concerns this year are much broader and deeper than simply my own family’s Thanksgiving dinner. […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #18: Statement on the Gree Dehumidifiers Civil Penalty

I invite everyone to visit my Statements page to review my latest comment on the Gree Dehumidifiers Civil Penalty Settlement. To review my statement, please see: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/About-CPSC/Commissioners/Marietta-Robinson/Commissioner-Robinson-Statements/Statement-of-Commissioner-Marietta-S-Robinson-on-the-Gree-Dehumidifiers-Civil-Penalty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Robinson+Statements          

THE ROBINSON REPORT #12: Special Warning – Hovering for Safety?

As many of you have read and heard, there have been numerous reports about a new product category of motorized skateboards, often referred to as “hover boards” spontaneously catching on fire. As of now, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of at least twelve incidents in ten states of these products bursting into flames. […]

The ROBINSON REPORT #11: Wishing Everyone a Happy Hazard-Free Holiday!

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year! Let’s try to keep it happy and safe for everyone. Troublesome Toys In 2014, 251,800 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency departments across the country. To stay safe, follow these easy tips: • Toys typically have labels that indicate the intended age range. […]

THE ROBINSON REPORT #9: Time for Giving Thanks & Staying Safe!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanksgiving is a day when you expect your home to be filled with loud family and friends and the smell of delicious food. Please take these holiday season precautions to make sure your guests are only yelling about the football game and smelling the delicious turkey; not screaming about a kitchen fire […]