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earth day 2015

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are teaming up to teach families the importance of recycling older TVs. It is the perfect time to take this simple step to help protect the Earth and kids.

home safety for kids

With people still talking about the Nationwide Super Bowl ad that brought dramatic attention to the number one killer of kids, preventable injuries, we’re releasing new research that reveals the scope of the problem in a place most parents assume is safe: the home. Every day, six children die from an injury in the home, and 10,000 go to the emergency department for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes.

TV Safety Day

January 31, the day before the Super Bowl, is National TV Safety Day. It's an important day for parents, grandparents and anyone who has kids in their homes, because checking your TV matters.

TV recycling

Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are once again teaming up to help make your home safer. We encourage parents and caregivers to recycle heavier, box-style, cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, which can be hazards for children if not placed on a low, stable piece of furniture.

Making the case for wall-mounted TVs

I was 30 when I gave myself a concussion by pulling a TV onto my head. I’d be willing to bet that this doesn’t happen to many adults (unless they are generally clumsy humans, like me).

But did you know that in the past 10 years, a child has visited the emergency room every 45 minutes because of a TV tipping over? And unfortunately, these preventable injuries can sometimes be fatal.

holiday shopping tips

As the weather gets chilly and holiday anticipation begins to grow, it’s time to start making lists – lists for Thanksgiving dinner, lists for Santa, lists for winter-weather preparation, and, of course, lists for holiday shopping.

Before you join the crowd on Black Friday to kick-start your holiday shopping, here are a few important things to add to your list.

Recycle your TV to keep your kids safe

On April 3, 2012, shortly after dinner, a beautiful, curious 2-year-old little girl named Chance was playing around in her house. While running back and forth between bedrooms, she yelled to her mom, "I love you, mama." Her mom, Keisha, replied, "I love you too, Chance."

Chinese volunteer teaches kids about walking safe

Safe Kids and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are teaming up to raise awareness about the risks of unsecured TVs tipping over in the home and to educate parents about the simple things they can do to keep their kids safe. Sadly, every three weeks a child dies from a television tipping over. And every 45 minutes a child is injured.

Child tipping over an unsecured TV

It’s that time of year again – the season to enjoy festive meals with family and friends, deck the halls with colorful trimmings and put together your holiday wish list.

home safety

Sadly, between 2008 and 2010, over 22,000 children age 9 and younger were injured by preventable furniture tip-overs or instability. Lisa Marie, a parent advocate who has been working with Safe Kids, graciously shares her heartbreaking story of her son Shane.

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