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2014-07-28 12:21:59

RICHMOND, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Safe Kids Worldwide and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have teamed up to make July 31, 2014 National Heatstroke Prevention Day. In light of the recent tragedy in Georgia, this nationally recognized day is meant to bring awareness to the dangers of leaving children, pets and adults in hot cars. NHTSA's main message for their heatstroke education campaign is for parents and caregivers to think, "Where's baby? Look...

2014-06-03 08:21:17

In half of fatalities, teen not wearing seat belt; new study explores why WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death, about 2,500 per year. Fatalities are split almost equally between teen drivers (56 percent) and passengers (44 percent). In half of the fatal crashes, the teen was not wearing a seat belt. To develop strategies to drive down the number of teens killed in cars (which claims fully 25 percent of...

2014-04-05 23:01:15

With the recent surge in corded window covering related injuries, Select Blinds is teaming up with Safekids.org and Safe Kids Day on April 5th, 2014 to increase awareness and save lives. To further help those with corded window coverings, Select Blinds is also offering free cord cleats to all consumers that want to make their homes safer for young children. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Select Blinds and child safety efforts have always been closely linked. The best way to keep...

2014-03-13 08:27:55

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Alert: 3 out of 4 ER Visits for Medicine Poisoning are due to Kids Getting into Parents' or Grandparents' Medicine WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 64,000...

2014-02-20 12:24:56

73 Percent Admit To Placing One Item or More Inside the Crib; 28 Percent Allow Babies to Sleep on Their Stomach NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide today announced the exclusive results from their new survey exposing the risks moms knowingly take in baby sleep safety. The findings from the survey, which polled 4,547 mothers with babies age one and under, are featured in a special report titled, "How Safe Is Your Sleeping Baby?" in the March...

2014-01-30 23:04:41

Children's Specialized Hospital Safe Kids Urges Parents to Take Easy Safety Measures to Protect Their Children Mountainside, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The New Jersey Department of Health found that TV and furniture tip-overs claimed the lives of 4 children, sent over 1,600 children to the emergency room and hospitalized 10 more in New Jersey last year. Kendell Baker, from East Orange, NJ, was one of those kids and suffered a traumatic brain injury after a TV on a dresser fell on...

2014-01-28 08:37:04

On National TV Safety Day, Recycle Old TVs to Keep Kids Safe from TV Tip-Overs WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 45 minutes here in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by televisions that are not appropriately secured. To help prevent these TV tip-overs, Safe Kids Worldwide is launching National TV Safety Day on February 1, 2014, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. As families prepare for this must see event, National TV Safety Day...