Is your play area safe?

CPSC, in partnership with KaBOOM!, is issuing a “Home Playground Safety Checklist,” to educate parents about creating safe home playgrounds for their kids. To order a free copy of the checklist, call the Federal Consumer Information Center (FCIC) toll-free at (888) 878-3256 and ask for item 627H, or go to the FCIC website at Consumers also can order the checklist by sending their name and address to FCIC, Dept. 627H, Pueblo, Colo. 81009.

For more information on playground safety, contact CPSC at (800) 638- 2772 or You can view the "Handbook for Playground Safety" and the "Public Playground Safety Checklist" or get a free copy by writing to CPSC, Washington, DC 20207. For more information on KaBOOM! and its resources available to develop safe community and backyard playgrounds, call 866-KaBOOM-0 or visit

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