Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week Raises Awareness of Danger to Children

Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide poisoning has proven to be a dangerous threat to American families with 400 people killed and 21,000 sent to emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings every year. Young kids are at even greater risk, with a quarter of all CO-related calls to poison control centers in 2015 being for children…. Read more »

Tips for a Happy (and safe) Halloween

Halloween can be one of the most fun nights of the year for children across America, but for parents, it can be the most nerve-wracking as well. On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. By taking just a few simple precautions, kids,… Read more »

Prevent Furniture Tipovers

Most of the injuries that happen to small children occur in the home. Furniture and television tipovers are becoming more and more common and they are extremely dangerous – causing a death approximately once every two weeks according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Children under the age of five years old are most at… Read more »

Small Toys = Big Injuries

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time to think about fun as well as safety and make sure toys are appropriate for a child’s age and maturity level. Approximately 50 percent of all toy purchases in the United States occur between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas per the Consumer Product Safety Commission… Read more »

Car Seats: How to Find the Right One

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars so we have just the tools to help! Purchasing the right seat: Safe Kids Worldwide and Babies “R” Us are teaming… Read more »