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Important Notices

This CD-ROM is provided as a public service by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fire Administration.

Information presented on this CD-ROM is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

Important Information for Users of Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft has implemented security measures to protect your computer and has restricted pages served on CD-ROMS from showing Flash content. An HTML version of the program is available on the CD-ROM if you prefer not to display Flash content on your computer.

To play the Flash version, click the information bar and choose "Allow Blocked Content..."; then click yes on the dialog box.

Information Bar

Below are instructions to permanently disable this message.

  1. In Internet Explorer, choose Tools > Internet Options
  2. Choose the Advanced tab, then scroll to the Security section
  3. Enable "Allow active content to run in files on my computer"
  4. Choose OK

Privacy Notice

You do not have to provide any personal information to use this CD-ROM other than the mailing information that we needed to send it to you. No information about you is collected by us through your use of this CD-ROM.

If you choose to provide us with personal information in an e-mail message, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.

We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. A discussion of your rights under these laws can be found here:

Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you use this CD-ROM, unless you choose to provide such information to us.