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Home Safety

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Why Home Safety is Important

Injury is the leading cause of death in children and young adults. According to the CDC, approximately 12,000 children and young adults, ages 1 to 19 years, die from unintentional injuries each year.

Each year, about 2,000 children ages 14 and under die as a result of a home injury.

  • About every 43 minutes a child in the U.S. is injured from a TV or furniture tip-over incident

  • More than 9 in 10 poisonings in children occur in the home

  • On average, there is 1 death or injury each month due to window cords

  • Every 6 minutes a child younger than 5 years is treated for a stair-related injury

  • Nearly 90% of unintentional shooting deaths in children occur in the home
Your Home

Your home should be a safe place for children. But each year thousands of children are injured or worse due to accidents in the home. Take time to conduct a careful review of each room in your home, spotting potential dangers. Always remember, safety is an ongoing process.

Your Home - A Safe Place

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