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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.

Geek Squad Facts

30 May: Geek Squad Academy is (Probably) Coming to a City Near You

Geek Squad FactsRobotics. 3D printing. Audio and video production.

From now through September, more than 2,500 teens across the country will learn these essential 21st-century skills, thanks to Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy summer camps.

In its eighth year, Geek Squad Academy will reach students ages 10 to 18 in 26 cities nationwide, providing fun, interactive classes and activities to equip them for future careers.

Like Best Buy, the White House is also focusing on teens in tech as the President has called technology innovators to work together to ensure all youth – especially those from underrepresented communities – have the chance to study science, technology, engineering and math.