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A Tragic Day in South Florida Broward County

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February 14, 2018 is a bad day in Broward Co. Florida, a very sad day for Florida in total, and once again for America, for families, educators, students... everyone! It is heart-rending...but that is not enough. There has to be a way to stop this from continuing to happen, to course-correct in an effective way!…

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CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools

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Release Date: December 20, 2017 Release Number: 18-068 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal standard intended to improve the safety of children’s folding chairs and stools. The new federal safety standard incorporates the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International (ASTM F2613-17a, Standard Consumer Safety…

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Put Safety at the Top of Your List When Decorating this Holiday Season!

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As the nation gears up to decorate their homes for the holiday season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds consumers of decorating dangers and provides tips for a safe holiday. CPSC demonstrated some of the hazards, including Christmas tree and candle fires at its laboratory in Rockville, Md. See CPSC’s broadcast quality video.…

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Toy Safety for the Holidays 2017

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At no time, are we more conscious of child safety than during this joyous ramp-up to the holidays when gift purchasing and giving is at all-time high. Various websites, including the website for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), call to our attention the incidents and injuries that have parents quaking in their boots: Tip-overs…

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Sudden Deaths of Infants in New Jersey Spur Safety Warnings to Parents

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Recently in New Jersey, three infants died within 40 hours of each other, this spurred child safety leaders to warn parents of common dangers to infants, including those which may contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that the following basic steps can help protect infants: Make sure the…

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Flu season is coming! #FightFlu and protect yourself and your loved ones with a flu vaccine this season

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Flu season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your annual flu vaccine. Get a flu vaccine for yourself and your family before the end of October, if possible. Influenza, also known as flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu can be a serious…

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Protecting Our Future Starts With Protecting Our Children

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Keep your littlest passengers safe while in the car... Make Sure They Are in #TheRightSeat For children ages 1 to 13, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death. In 2015, an average of 2 children were killed and 319 injured every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Let's work together…

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Join CDC’s Upcoming Child Passenger Safety Thunderclap

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Join us as we prepare to celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week 2017! Child Passenger Safety Week occurs on September 17-23 and helps raise awareness about the correct use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts to reduce serious injuries and death among children. Parents want to keep their children safe, but did you know…

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Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?

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Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17-23, 2017 National Seat Check Saturday: September 23, 2017

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Water Safety Now! Part I

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In Virginia, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional deaths. Some horrific statistics released this week noted that failing to observe water safety has cost the lives of 10 children at New Jersey beaches, lakes and pools already this summer. These are terrible tragedies and our hearts go out to the families of the…

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