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Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties offers free car seat safety inspections, provides guidance to parents and caregivers on child restraint laws and proper use of safety seats

2016-11-08T15:00:55-04:00February 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, due in large part to the non-use or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts. It is important that all children are properly secured in the appropriate car seat, booster seat or seat belt, which offers the best protection for children in [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties and partnering organizations kick off the 2012 Safe Pool Party campaign to prevent drowning

2016-11-08T15:00:56-04:00February 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

New data from the Florida Department of Health reveals a reduction in drowning deaths in 2009-10 for children ages one to four in Lee County. As a result, Lee County no longer ranks among the top 10 counties in the state of Florida for drowning deaths. However, Florida continues to lead the country in drowning [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties provides tips to prevent fire- and burn-related injuries and deaths in children during National Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 6-12

2016-11-08T15:00:56-04:00February 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Each year approximately 116,600 children are treated for burn- and fire-related injuries. More than 500 children ages 14 and younger die due to these unintentional injuries. Yet many times these tragedies could be prevented with a few easy modifications to the home or teaching children what to do in case of a fire emergency. In [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties highlights product recalls, promotes safety

2012-01-05T15:37:46-04:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties wants to keep Southwest Florida families safe by providing new information to inform the public of the latest product recalls. These items include toys, clothing, furniture and other children’s products that have been determined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to pose a risk of injury or death to [...]