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Consumer Safety

Make Safe Happen

By downloading the free app, parents and caregivers can get room-by-room safety tips, watch videos, set reminders and more to keep kids out of harm’s way.
makesafehappen.com

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Their website has helpful information about food safety, dietary supplements, food ingredients, and nutrition; drugs, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, vaccines and more.

  • Report a problem with FDA-regulated products: (888) 463-6332
  • To report an emergency involving food, drugs, medical devices, dietary supplements, or cosmetics: (866) 300-4374

fda.gov

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Foodborne Illness Reporting

CPH investigates cases of foodborne illness to discover and correct problems in the food production and distribution system and prevent future illness. Consumers and business owners can help by reporting illnesses they suspect might be foodborne. The website also as information on identifying food poisoning and foodborne illness.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • Reporting Illnesses for Consumers: 614-645-1791
  • Food-related Complaints: (614) 645-3111

columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Food-Protection/Foodborne-Illness-Reporting

Consumer Dangers

Provides a comprehensive free online resource for the public to learn more about every day products that can potentially cause harm. This website is continually updated with breaking news from government agencies, watchdog groups, and concerned citizens about recalls, medical dangers, products and safety affecting consumers.
consumerdangers.com

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Provides information for parents and students to avoid scams, identity theft, online security and more.
600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20580
consumer.ftc.gov

Grow Up Safe

This website helps parents and professionals find information and resources related to child injury and prevention in Ohio. They provide links to organizations, resources and tips on ways to learn about safety topics and current information about injury prevention. Their social media page has lessons that organizations can follow when using social media and interacting online with the internet audience.
growupsafe.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Injury Research & Policy

Their website provides information on a variety of safety topics, including bicycle safety, burns, poison, transportation, home safety, gun safety, sports and recreation, and more.
nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health e-Hints Newsletter

A free e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your child(ren), you will only get articles that are relevant to your family.
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health Library

Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish

Prevent Child Injury

This national organization was started to raise awareness about the problem of child injury, offer solutions and reduce child injury and death. They offer safety toolkits and dozens of downloadable safety plans to share with families and child advocates.
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control
1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, Georgia 30329
preventchildinjury.org

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Provides answers to questions about the safety of products that children use such as cribs and strollers. The USCPSC is committed to protecting the public from products that can injure children. The website lists product recalls and allows consumers to report safety issues.
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(800) 638-2772 or (800) 638-8270 TTy
cpsc.gov