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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is fully embracing social media with its launch of "CPSC 2.0"

The goal of the social networking initiative is to provide consumers with additional resources about product safety information and recalls.

"Through social media, CPSC can directly reach millions of the moms, dads and others who need our safety information the most," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.

The launch coincides with the CPSC’s "Furniture and TV Tip-over Education Campaign." By educating people about the dangers of unstable furniture using video, blogging and podcasting, CPSC aims to raise the public’s awareness of tip-over dangers in the home.

CPSC OnSafety Tweets

Consumers can find CPSC on its "OnSafety" blog, which has messages, articles, videos podcasts and other information. The site also has a "Recall Widget" tool that can be added to any website.

CPSC will alos have a presence on a YouTube channel, a Twitter page, and a Flickr page.

"Safety can often be achieved through education, and we plan to use every available technology to keep Americans informed, said Chairman Tenebaum.

Safety Commission Joins YouTube And Twitter
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