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Latest Safe Kids Worldwide Stories

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...

2013-09-16 12:20:33

Affluent, educated and young parents are worst offenders WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21), Safe Kids Worldwide today released "Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time," a new study that finds an alarming percentage of parents are not always taking the time to ensure their children are safely secured in vehicles. The report, funded as part of a $2 million grant from the General Motors Foundation, is based on a national...

2013-08-27 08:34:31

New study finds 39 percent of distracted teens are texting while crossing WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students crosses the street while distracted, according to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide. The report, "Teens and Distraction: An In-Depth Look at Teens' Walking Behaviors," made possible with support from FedEx®, presents an observational study that recorded more than 34,000 middle and...

2013-08-06 08:31:34

Female athletes eight times more likely to have knee injuries than male athletes WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 25 seconds, or 1.35 million times a year, a young athlete suffers a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room, according to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-07-30 08:22:06

Funds support 'Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car' heatstroke prevention campaign DETROIT, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer temperatures continue to climb, so does the risk of child injuries and deaths due to heatstroke. To help raise awareness of this issue, the General Motors Foundation is providing $200,000 to Safe Kids Worldwide to support the organization's Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car campaign. Since 1998, an average of 37 children per year have lost...

2013-06-11 08:26:42

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Initiative to Support Childhood Safety Organization Safe Kids Worldwide SKILLMAN, N.J., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Topical Healthcare Brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., including BAND-AID(®) Brand Adhesive Bandages and NEOSPORIN(®) products, today celebrate the 125(th) anniversary of the First Aid Kit. In 1888, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. pioneered the first commercial First Aid Kits, which were...