Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Handwashing remains the best preventive hygiene practice. If using hand sanitizer, choose 60% or higher rubbing/isopropyl alcohol content or greater for effective cleaning or create your own DIY disinfectant at home. Find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family at home and in public spaces and help the children in your life develop good handwashing skills by integrating fun family friendly activities while teaching the importance of clean hands and how to best disinfect.
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 is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – and have contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. The CPSC urges consumers not to use recalled products. Visit their website to explore featured resources, product recalls and search and report unsafe products.