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CPSC drops new album about safety


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Aiming to reach teens and young adults about safe use of consumer products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is trying something new: a music album.

We’re Safety Now Haven’t We, Volume 1 features six songs. They include “Protect Ya Noggin’,” which highlights the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike, skateboard or other form of wheeled transportation. The song has an English and a Spanish version. 

“Phone Away” encourages listeners to put their cellphones away while walking. “Se Pone Caliente” (“It Gets Hot”) is about smoke alarms. The album’s other titles:

  • “Going Off Like Fireworks” (on firework safety)
  • “Off Road Adventure” (on wearing a helmet while using an all-terrain vehicle)
  • “Beats To Relax/Be Safe To”

“One of the things we want to do with this album is just kind of provide young people a reminder that, ‘Hey, it’s important to wear a helmet when you’re riding a bike. And if you do it, you’ll be in a better position to live a healthier and safer life,’” Joseph Galbo, a social media specialist at the CPSC, told NPR. “It’s important to remember that when you’re walking with your phone to look up so you don’t fall down a manhole cover or accidentally walk into traffic or something.”

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