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Safe Kids Kansas is a 501c(3) charitable organization and is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. The designated lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 

TV Tip-Overs

Super Bowl Safety Tip: Keep Kids Safe from TV Tip-Overs

Game day t-shirt? Check! Chips, dips and snacks? Check! Television for the big game day? Check for safety. The Super Bowl drives more television sales than any other time of year. But did you know that every 45 minutes in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by televisions falling on top of them? To help prevent these TV tip-overs, Safe Kids Kansas is asking families to observe National TV Safety Day on February 6, 2016, by making sure your TVs are secured.

Top tips for parents:

  • Assess the stability of the TVs in your home.
  • Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall to prevent them from toppling off stands. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that you have a secure fit.
  • If you have a large, heavy, old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture.
  • If you no longer use your CRT TV, consider recycling it. To find a location to safely and easily recycle unwanted TVs, go to www.GreenerGadgets.org. Here are some step-by-step tips to help.
  • Use brackets, braces or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall.
  • For more TV safety tips, visit www.safekids.org

 

 

Child Car Seats


Are you interested in becoming a Car Seat Technician?

Click here to find out how.

Looking for a car seat inspection or distribution program in Kansas?  Visit www.kansascarseatcheck.org for a list of resources near you.

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Product Safety Recalls

Your Online Resources for Recalls

To check for product safety recalls please visit www.recalls.gov your online resource for recalls.


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