Child Passenger Safety: Are Your Children Safe?

Most parents believe they buckle their child in correctly, but surprisingly, 4 out of 5 times they are wrong.  It is hard to be sure child safety seats are installed correctly. One common mistake is that parents believe that once their children outgrow a forward-facing child safety seat, buckling them in an adult seat belt…
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Fire Remains A Leading Cause Of Death For Children Ages 14 And Under

As the weather remains cold outside there is an ever increasing risk of fires. Nationwide, 457 children ages 14 and under died in 2007 due to unintentional fire and burn related injuries, and approximately 96,756 more were injured.  Approximately 80 percent of all fire-related deaths and injuries occur in the home, and young children are…
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Keep Your Children Safe In This “something Below Wind-chill.”

As we keep experiencing the full wrath of Jack Frost this winter, one thing that remains top of mind is skin exposure to the harsh cold weather.  It only takes minutes out in this “something below wind-chill” we have been witnessing for your skin to become frostbitten. More importantly, children are at greater risk for…
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Curiosity In Children Can Lead To Dangerous Situations

Approximately 2,096 children in the United States ages 14 and under die from accidental injuries in the home each year, and 3 million kids are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries occurring at home.  For many young children, anything they can reach will go directly in their mouths.  This is a particular danger because…
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Make Helmet Use A No-Brainer This Winter

This cold weather we are experiencing does little to keep winter sports enthusiasts inside- especially children.  In fact, children ages 14 and under are at a high risk for winter sports injuries.  In 2007, there were 17,000 estimated injuries among children from skiing and snowboarding; 24,500 estimated injuries from sledding; and 1,500 estimated injuries from…
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