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One of the best ways for parents to keep kids safe is to pay attention to news about product recalls. At Safe Kids, we try to make it easy for you. In case you missed them, here are the top 4 recall stories of 2019 and 3 tips on how to make sure the products you buy for your kids are safe.
Check out the children's products recalled and what you should do about them.
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes information about collapsing strollers that pose fall hazards, tricycles containing lead paint and multiple inclined sleepers recalled to prevent infant suffocation hazards. 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.
We’re all looking forward to some well-earned relaxation, peace, and joy this holiday season. And we don’t want preventable injuries to get in the way. So here are some proven and practical tips to keep kids safe and to give parents some peace of mind during all your holiday adventures.
On the Road
As we get closer to International Walk to School Day on October 9, I can’t help but think about how many more countries are desperately in need of pedestrian safety initiatives and education. One of those countries is my home in Simferopol, Ukraine.
I traveled back this past August for the first time in a few years. There were so many things about my hometown that stayed the same since I left in 1995; things I hadn’t even noticed as a child. They just became a fact of everyday life when I was growing up there.
This blog was written by Joshua Ogboenyiya, SKW summer intern.
Why You Should Reduce Your Speed in School Zones
I confess – I’ve been a speeder. I would often catch myself driving 7-10 miles over the posted limit. It was a dangerous habit that I and many others need to break, considering that over 35,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2015, speeding being a top cause. Speeding is especially dangerous for children in school zones. Every day, a child is at risk from speeders.
Actor and father Mark-Paul Gosselaar talks about the importance of having his kids wear a bike helmet when they are out playing.
Here are a few tips you can download so that you will be as safe as possible while riding a bike.
Anthony Green is the Director of Public Policy for Safe Kids Worldwide. In that role he works with the Safe Kids team to press for policies—legislation, regulatory measures, educational programs and other tools—to promote kids safety. He works on the city and state level, as well as on federal issues. He has provided technical assistance to state coalitions involving child passenger safety, carbon monoxide detectors in schools, bike helmet laws and more.
On Saturday, April 5 more than 450 families and kids of all ages swept through the Lot in West Hollywood for the first ever Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles to help celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives.
The fun-filled event featured tons of celebrity guests, including Drew Barrymore and Ciara, who delighted kids by reading a few children’s books as part of story time; Vanna White, who invited kids to spin the wheel at a bike safety carnival booth; and Tina Charles and Matthew Hatchette, who played basketball with kids and offered tips at the sports safety center.