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Next week (Nov. 5-12) is National Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Week, an important time to remind all Americans about the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is also known as the “silent killer” because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible. But it is quite lethal—and children, infants, pregnant moms and senior citizens are especially vulnerable.
November is a good time for extra awareness because CO deaths are more common when it gets cold and when natural disasters hit—whether it’s a significant snowstorm or a hurricane like Harvey, Irma or Maria.
Did you know that every year, more than 400 people are killed from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings? Even worse, did you know that young children are at even greater risk, with a quarter of all calls to poison control centers being for children 19 and under?
Whether you’re traveling by car, or train or plane, coming home for the holidays is exciting.
Before you pack up the car and bundle up the kids, put the turkey and pies in the oven – or whatever else is on your list before you go – here are five quick tips to help you and your family stay safe for the holiday.
We are just 19 days from Christmas, and the holiday shopping season is upon us in full force. Without sounding like a Grinch, making sure that the presents you get for the kids in your life are safe on top of everything else can seem like a challenge. Never fear, Safe Kids has your back with our special edition recall report!
Safe Kids and program sponsor General Motors are joining together for an opportunity for high school students called the Take it from a Teen video challenge.
Safe Kids and program sponsor General Motors are joining together for an opportunity for high school students who reside in an area with a local Safe Kids coalition. The Take it From a Teen video challenge is a chance for teens to share their wisdom on safe driving and passenger practices from the first time their parents turned their car seat forward facing. Plus, teens could win $100 or even $1,000!
The teen applicant will create a 60-second video that answers one of the following questions:
This informal survey was conducted by Safe Kids coalitions during Child Passenger Safety Week in September 2017 to see if parents who attended car seat checkup events could identify a tether on their car seat, where the anchor for the tether was in their car and what they called the tether if by
Watch our Safety in Seconds video to get tips on how to keep your little one sleeping safe and sound.
Our Ask the Expert column helps answer the question about bulky coats and car seats.
“Is it safe for my child to wear a winter coat in her car seat?”
- Jacki from MD
This is a question that comes up every winter. The short answer is yes, it can be safe but only with the proper precautions.