U.S. CPSC Issues Urgent Warning to California Flood Victims: Protect Your Home and Family from Hidden Dangers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2024 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people affected by flooding in Southern California to take precautions against carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrocution, explosion, and fires. The commission is warning residents of the dangers posed by wet appliances, particularly the risk of electrocution if they come into contact with electrical sources in flooded homes. It advises homeowners to have professionals or gas and electric companies evaluate their homes …

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