Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

How to love housework

To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren’t doing them. Once you are standing in front of the sink with your sleeves rolled up and your hands in warm water, it really isn’t so bad.

Ladder safety tips

Celebrations and festivities often mean a big cleanup or repainting work. You will probably be using a ladder to get at those hard-to-reach places. When using this contraption, be careful. Misuse of ladders can lead to accidents.

To avoid ending up with an arm or a leg in a cast, why not take a few hints from the following.
 

Safe Bedding Practices for Infants

Babies can suffocate if they are made to sleep without making proper bedding arrangements.

 

 

 

If your tyre blows...

Dos and don'ts when a tyre blows while traveling at high speed.

DO NOT

  •  step on the brake; allow the car to stop gradually.
  •  jerk the steering wheel.
  •  try to come to an abrupt stop.

These actions could cause the vehicle to roll over.
 

Help your child's brain develop

Children can survive without TV. Given the time and space to do so, youngsters can develop the mature attention spans they need for effective thinking and problem-solving skills in today's complex world.

Susan R. Johnson, M.D., author of Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children's Minds, has the following advice for parents who want to see their children develop well without TV.