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Product Safety

"Each year, millions of older adults are injured in their own homes. These injuries involve consumer products and architectural features ranging from doors to footstools to stairs. Injuries limit people's activities, cause considerable pain and suffering, may precipitate a decline in general health, and contribute to health care costs. Fortunately, you can avoid many home injuries if you are aware of potential hazards and follow preventive measures to make your home safer."

From Home Safety Guidelines for Older Adults, by Nancy M. Wells and Gary W. Evans

In this section, you will find information on a broad range of consumer products, including upholstered furniture, bath chairs and grab bars.

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