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The calendar tells us that summer starts on June 21. But for me, summer starts on Memorial Day weekend, when I join aunts, uncles and cousins at the beach to open our old family cottage for the season.
Whatever your plans are for your family this summer -- barbecues, swimming and boating, camping and hiking, long family road trips -- Safe Kids is here with our top summer safety tips to help keep your adventures as safe as they are fun.
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of kids’ oriented products. While it is important to keep aware of all recalls, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to ones in red, as they are associated with one or more deaths. Please note: Safe Kids is now emphasizing especially important recalls at the beginning of the listing.
It is a great honor that two of our PSAs, “Moment of Silence” and “Bubble Wrap,” won 2014 Telly Awards, one of the premier awards honoring the finest in film and video production. We are thrilled to be recognized at this level, because it helps bring more attention to the issue of child injury prevention.
Both videos were created by Safe Kids’ video director Kris Hixson, whose vision helped make each project a success.
Washington, D.C. – 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.
I was in a 7-by-10-foot room in Coyoacán, Mexico City, when Paco saw the tweet.
“A child was hit by a car in Mexico City this morning,” he announced, and I heard the combination of frustration, sorrow and exhaustion in his voice.
Paco is the executive director of Safe Kids Mexico. He is a recognized leader in road safety. He is as innovative as he is compassionate, and he is completely dedicated to helping children in Mexico.
“Quién? Cómo? And what can we do?” asked the Spanglish-speaking American visitor (that would be me).
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes 500,000 hoverboards, Combi car seats, mixed berry and strawberry parfait, an insomnia medication, video baby monitors, s’mores ice cream and jogging strollers. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place where parents and caregivers can go to stay up-to-date on recalls of all child-related products.
As a certified child passenger technician and instructor, working in injury prevention, I frequently hear this question. Not surprising, given tight household budgets and the constantly increasing costs of raising children.
First, let’s look at the things that rule out using secondhand seats, then we can better determine when it’s okay.
In recent years, child seat manufacturers have determined expiration dates for their restraints. The length of time is a minimum of 6 years from the date of manufacture – which is stamped on the restraint.
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes Toys ‘R’ Us pacifiers and Sahn bike helmets. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place where parents and caregivers can go to stay up-to-date on recalls of all child-related products.
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As summer heats up, safety advocates show children and families how to have fun and stay safe
Washington, D.C. – The summer is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries.
It’s been almost exactly one year since I first set foot in the Safe Kids office and accepted a position to join the team. And what a year it’s been.
I don’t currently have any children, but I do plan on having some in the far-off future. And I want to be a good mom.
Working at Safe Kids as a pre-mom has opened my eyes to the shocking world of child injury. I’ve worked my way through a bunch of topics – some of which I have a general knowledge of like sports safety and medication safety; and others risk areas I didn’t even know were a hazard.