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11.20.2014 CPSC: We reported the recall of Graco strollers, 11 models, in the last report but wanted to provide a special alert about it. The design may cause a finger amputation hazard. There were reports of finger injuries, including the amputation of fingertips. The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. Nearly 5 million strollers are affected in the U.S. and about 200,000 in Canada.
A new partnership is keeping kids safe on the road: Safe Kids Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Kalluna and Safe Kids Worldwide.
Globally, more than 500 children die in road traffic crashes every day. Kids from around the world deliver a video message to international leaders to support global road safety and the urgency of this emerging epidemic.
Global Road Safety Week 2015 Event Toolkit
This toolkit provides important guidelines and materials on how best to get your global road safety 2015 event recognized in both traditional media and through social media. It also contains some suggested key messages and key global statistics that will provide important background information and support for your event.
There is a global epidemic on the world’s roads, claiming the lives of hundreds of children every day.
Every parent worries when a child develops a fever. But what is on the mind of a parent when a child is riding in a car or walking to school? We know that more than 500 children die in road traffic crashes every day around the world. Are parents concerned?
As part of its comprehensive approach, Safe Kids Worldwide works with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the road traffic safety arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to improve training and data collection regarding child passenger safety. This effort builds on NHTSA's 45-year history of using an epidemiological and public health model to address death and injuries on roadways. This model was first introduced in 1970 by Dr.
If you are on the road in India, most likely you are sharing it with a mix of cars, pedestrians, buses, bicycles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and more. Although there are lanes, many drivers don't use them as they cut and weave in traffic. Animals or children on foot may claim the road as well. Mumbai traffic police have not written a ticket to jaywalkers in three years, due in part to the overwhelming number of pedestrians and the need to focus on the hundreds of cars joining the city streets daily.
With more than 1.35 billion residents representing one-fifth of the world’s population, China is a critically important country for road safety. Safe Kids China, established in 2004, has led a number of innovative and far-reaching road safety programs with built-in research components. One example is the Walk This Way program, supported by FedEx, that currently reaches nearly 400,000 students each year in 28 cities in China.