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New research evaluates the impact of The Safe Kids Buckle Up Program™ inspection events on caregiver knowledge, skill and confidence in installing their child's car seat.
In our latest Gary on the Street video, Gary talks to parents about an often misunderstood part of the car seat: the top tether.
At Safe Kids Day in Palm Beach County, FL, a young middle school boy in a bright red Safe Kids Day shirt greets guests and passes out My High 5 booklets. He shows them where to get in line to pick out their free bike helmet. The boy has some difficulties speaking and seems shy. His mom explains how they began volunteering for their local Safe Kids coalition. One day, he fell off his bike, was not wearing a helmet, and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
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.
June 2014 Children's Products Safety Recalls
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products which can put our kids at risk. While it is important to stay 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. (There are none in this issue.)
February 2014 Product Safety Recalls
I’m a big guy. At six foot eight, it’s hard to believe that there is much of anything that scares me. What’s more, I’m an athlete. My entire life, I’ve been taught to put myself out there and take chances on the court. When I joined the NBA in 2005, I took the skills that I developed in college to the next level. Playing on the professional level you can’t allow yourself to be intimidated by other players or the pressure of the cheering crowds.
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes inclined sleeper accessories posing an infant suffocation risk as well as children’s swimsuits and rompers posing choking, laceration and pinching 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.