Consumer Product Safety Commission


07 Jul: Patent Pending: Best Buy Employee’s Invention Aims to Keep Kids Safe

Tim Cassidy doesn’t consider himself an inventor, but he currently has a patent pending to help keep children safe.

As Best Buy’s Director of Product Safety and Compliance, Cassidy is among the first to hear concerns about some products that Best Buy sells. In addition to handling product recall alerts, he works with activists and agencies that need his help to ensure safety.

Cassidy recently received a request from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to help guard against the dangers of coin-cell batteries, which are about the size of a quarter and can be accidentally eaten by children.