Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Winter Fun for Everyone

While snow covered grounds appear fluffy and powdery, don’t let its soft look fool you.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 160,000 sledding and tubing related injuries occur annually and the most common injury seen is head injuries (43%). Other findings included: • The cost of these injuries totaled more than $4 billion… Read more »

Top Holiday Safety Tips to Help Kids Have Fun and Stay Injury-Free

The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for your little ones, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. More than 3,200 children are seen in emergency rooms for injuries caused by nonelectric Christmas decorations and another 500 kids a day are treated in… Read more »

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 »