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  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Shows Child Drownings Remain High; Most Fatalities to Children Under Five

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Shows Child Drownings Remain High; Most Fatalities to Children Under Five | site |




    Fewer Kids Took Swim Lessons During COVID-19 Pandemic Putting Them at Risk


    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The annual drowning and submersion report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds families to make water safety a priority, particularly as they return to community pools and resume warm-weather activities near water. Child drownings remain the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages one to four years old.

    CPSC’s latest data show:
    • an increase in pool-or spa-related fatal drowning incidents among children younger than 15 years old;
    • on average, there were 397 reported pool-or-spa-related fatal drownings per
    ...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately 25 million Dollars Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds

    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately $25 million Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) today announced that it has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada with an Administrative Law Judge regarding the carrier’s failure to provide refunds in a timely manner to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States that the carrier canceled or significantly changed. The OACP is seeking a civil penalty of $25,550,000 for Air Canada’s extreme delays in providing the required refunds. The civil penalty amount is based on a variety of factors, such as the consumer harm ca...
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  • CPSC Announces 2 Million Dollars in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments

    Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $2 Million in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments; Apply Now | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: May 28, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC's national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. The grant program is made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), legislation authored and advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserma...
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  • CPSC says New CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says new CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents | site |


    CPSC says it highlights the importance of helmets


    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] press release dated: May 18, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding consumers of the importance of wearing helmets for sports and recreation to reduce the risk of head injury, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Helmets absorb much of the impact energy from a fall or collision, and can protect the skull and brain from more severe injury. Bike helmets are required to meet CPSC’s federal safety standard. They must have a label stating that they meet the standard. Consumers can usually find this label on the liner inside of the helmet, on the exterior surface, or attached to the chin strap. Information on bike helmets, and helmets fo...
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: November 2020 Airline Complaint Data | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: February 5, 2021)

    Friday, February 5, 2021 -
    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its updated January 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which includes airline consumer complaint data for November 2020. The previous version of this report excluded this data due to additional time needed to review and process consumer complaints. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer .

    Complaints About Airline Service

    In November 2020, DOT received 3,756 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.8% from the 4,992 received in October 2020 and up 298.3% from the total of 943 filed in November 2019.

    Complaints
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report: November 2020 Numbers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its January 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of November 2020. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has resulted in significant changes to airline schedules and operations, contributing to airlines’ on-time performance and cancellation statistics in November 2020. ExpressJet Airlines ceased operations on Sept. 30, 2020 and no longer reports Airline Service Quality Performance Data to DOT. The 10 marketing network carriers reported 389,587 scheduled domestic flights in Novem...
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Airline Complaint Data | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: January 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its updated December 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which includes airline consumer complaint data for October 2020. The previous version of this report excluded this data due to additional time needed to review and process consumer complaints. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer .

    Complaints About Airline Service

    In October 2020, DOT received 4,992 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 13.4% from the 5,764 received in September 2020 and up 337.9% from the total of 1,140 filed in October 2019.

    Complaints About Treatment of Disabled Passengers In O
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  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Consumer Alert - - - Changes to Odometer Disclosure Requirements

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Consumer Alert: Changes to Odometer Disclosure Requirements | site |



    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release: December 22, 2020)

    December 22, 2020 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding consumers that, starting January 1, 2021, odometer disclosures will be required for every transfer of ownership for the first 20 years, beginning with Model Year 2011 vehicles. Model Year 2010 and older vehicles will continue to be subject to the previous 10-year disclosure requirements and thus are exempt from extended Federal odometer disclosure requirements. The U.S. fleet of vehicles is, on average, older than ever, and NHTSA finalized this rule late last year to address an increase in odometer fraud involving older vehicles. Model Year 2011 or newer vehicles will ...
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report - - October 2020 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report - - October 2020 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Numbers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 18, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its December 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2020. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has resulted in significant changes to airline schedules and operations, contributing to airlines’ on-time performance and cancellation statistics in October 2020. ExpressJet Airlines ceased operations on Sept. 30, 2020 and no longer reports Airline Service Quality Performance Data to DOT. The 10 marketing network carriers reported 374,538 scheduled domestic flights
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 Airline Complaint Data

    Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 Airline Complaint Data | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 11, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its updated November 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which includes airline consumer complaint data for September 2020. The previous version of this report excluded this data due to additional time needed to review and process consumer complaints. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer .

    Complaints About Airline Service

    In September 2020, DOT received 5,764 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.7% from the 7,657 received in August 2020 and up 357.8% from the total of 1,259 filed in September 2019.

    Complaints About Treatment of Disabled
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  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Protect Your Family During Winter and COVID-19

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Protect Your Family During Winter and COVID-19 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] press release: December 7, 2020)

    Washington, D.C. – With the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse, and winter’s colder months limiting outdoor activity, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges housebound consumers to be alert to hidden hazards in the home. Here are some life-saving tips:

    Warm Up Safely

    Planning to use a fireplace or space heater to keep warm?
    • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Keep material, such as curtains, sofas, beds, clothes and papers at least three feet away from space heaters.
    • Have fireplace flues and chimneys and other fuel-burning appliances, such as your furnace, inspected by a professional before each heating season.
    • Always plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Never plug a space
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  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Regulatory Robot helps Manufacturers find Product Safety Information

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Regulatory Robot helps Manufacturers find Product Safety Information | site |



    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Regulatory Robot may prove helpful to businesses creating products for consumer use. CPSC says, "We've designed our Regulatory Robot to guide you through our requirements to identify important product safety requirements that you should review before manufacturing or importing your consumer product".

    More information on the Regulatory Robot may be found at https://cpsc.gov/Business--Manufactu...cts-Start-Here or press HERE .




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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule Providing Clarity on Unfair and Deceptive Practices in Aviation Consumer Protection

    U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule Providing Clarity on Unfair and Deceptive Practices in Aviation Consumer Protection | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: November 27, 2020) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it has issued a final rule codifying its longstanding definitions for the terms “unfair” and “deceptive” when the Department uses its statutory authority to prohibit unfair or deceptive practices by airlines or ticket agents. Most of the Department’s aviation consumer protection regulations, such as the Department’s tarmac delay rule and rules on overbooking, are based on the Department’s authority to prohibit unfair or deceptive practices. As defined by the final rule, a practice is “unfair” to consumers if it causes or is likely to cause substantial injury, which is not reasonably avoidable, and the harm is not outweighed by be...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation publishes Air Travel Consumer Report - - - September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020 Numbers

    U.S. Department of Transportation publishes Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020 Numbers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: November 25, 2020)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its November 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of September 2020. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has resulted in significant changes to airline schedules and operations, contributing to airlines’ on-time performance and cancellation statistics in September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020. The 10 marketing network carriers reported 345,294 scheduled domestic flights in September 2020 compared to 398,470 flights in A
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  • Agencies announce dollar thresholds in Regulations Z and M for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions

    Agencies announce Dollar Thresholds in Regulations Z and M for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease transactions | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System press release: November 18, 2020)


    Agencies announce dollar thresholds in Regulations Z and M for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


    Washington, D.C. — The Federal Reserve Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) that will apply for determining exempt consumer credit and lease transactions in 2021. These thresholds are set pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amendments to the Truth in Lending Act and the Consumer Leasing Act that require adjusting the thresho...
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    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Shows Child Drownings Remain High; Most Fatalities to Children Under Five
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    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Shows Child Drownings Remain High; Most Fatalities to Children Under Five | site |




    Fewer Kids Took Swim Lessons During COVID-19 Pandemic Putting Them at Risk


    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The annual drowning and submersion report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds families to make water safety a priority, particularly as they return to community pools and resume warm-weather activities near water. Child drownings remain the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages one to four years old.

    CPSC’s latest data show:
    • an increase in pool-or spa-related fatal drowning incidents among children younger than 15 years old;
    • on average, there were 397 reported pool-or-spa-related fatal drownings per
    ...
    06-19-2021, 06:03 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately 25 million Dollars Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately $25 million Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) today announced that it has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada with an Administrative Law Judge regarding the carrier’s failure to provide refunds in a timely manner to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States that the carrier canceled or significantly changed. The OACP is seeking a civil penalty of $25,550,000 for Air Canada’s extreme delays in providing the required refunds. The civil penalty amount is based on a variety of factors, such as the consumer harm ca...
    06-16-2021, 02:48 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CPSC Announces 2 Million Dollars in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $2 Million in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments; Apply Now | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: May 28, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC's national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. The grant program is made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), legislation authored and advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserma...
    06-12-2021, 04:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CPSC says New CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says new CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents | site |


    CPSC says it highlights the importance of helmets


    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] press release dated: May 18, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding consumers of the importance of wearing helmets for sports and recreation to reduce the risk of head injury, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Helmets absorb much of the impact energy from a fall or collision, and can protect the skull and brain from more severe injury. Bike helmets are required to meet CPSC’s federal safety standard. They must have a label stating that they meet the standard. Consumers can usually find this label on the liner inside of the helmet, on the exterior surface, or attached to the chin strap. Information on bike helmets, and helmets fo...
    05-30-2021, 04:48 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Air Travel Consumer Report - - - November 2020 Airline Complaint Data
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Air Travel Consumer Report: November 2020 Airline Complaint Data | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: February 5, 2021)

    Friday, February 5, 2021 -
    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its updated January 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which includes airline consumer complaint data for November 2020. The previous version of this report excluded this data due to additional time needed to review and process consumer complaints. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer .

    Complaints About Airline Service

    In November 2020, DOT received 3,756 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.8% from the 4,992 received in October 2020 and up 298.3% from the total of 943 filed in November 2019.

    Complaints
    ...
    02-09-2021, 11:41 PM

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