Is Your Home Accident Prone?
Children are a constant challenge�their appetite for toys
stretches the safety limits: unsafe toys in the home are a major reason for accidents.
Electrical appliances, hot water, toxic bleaches or pesticides... even something
so innocuous as a drapery cord... all add to the dangers.
Each year, more children die in home accidents than from all childhood diseases
combined, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Watch your children
as they play and control what they're playing with�nothing can substitute for
Toys...And Other Things That Mean Trouble
for Choking Hazards
Look for tiny toys, toys with small, removable
parts, or broken toys. Even such common items as coins, pins, buttons, or small
batteries can choke a child.
Look for Labels
Look for labels
with age recommendations�some that are safe for older children may contain small
parts that are extremely hazardous in a younger child's hands.
Slamming Toy Chests
If a toy chest or trunk has a free falling lid,
remove it so it won't slam on your child. Look for a chest with supports to hold
the lid open in any position, or choose one with sliding panels or a lightweight,
Halt High Voltage Hazards It�s easy.
unused outlets with safety caps. Disconnect electric rollers or hair dryers when
not in use.
Guard Against Falls Before the spill.
children away from open windows. Don't depend on screens to keep children from
falling out. Avoid placing furniture near windows to keep children from climbing
Feeling more secure?
You're safer but still ACCIDENT
PRONE until you know the DANGER ZONES for other common hazards.
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