New products are introduced into the market for use in the home every day, but how often do we stop and think about what impact these items may have on the safety of our families?silo-laundry-32_0

Since 2012 when liquid laundry packets began gaining traction in the market, more than 33,000 calls for children 5 and under have been reported to poison centers about children getting into liquid laundry packets. That’s more than 30 children every single day.

The new packaging presents a need for new safety precautions when using and storing the product. Safe Kids is teaming up with Tide and Gain and their Up, Up and Away Program to educate families on proper storage of laundry packets in the home to help reduce the risk to children.

For more safety tips, infographics and videos to share visit http://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/laundry-packets.

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Thank You AAA and Sacramento Kings!

by admin on March 26, 2015

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento Receives AAA Assists Grant for Traffic Safety

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AAA has partnered with our Sacramento Kings to offer a grant called AAA Assists.  Every time a Kings player was credited with an assist this season, AAA donated $5 to a local charity.  Safe Kids Greater Sacramento was honored to be chosen as the designated AAA Assists charity for the 2014-2015 NBA season.  Funds will be used for local traffic safety efforts such as car seat checkups, car seat technician trainings and car seats for families in need.  Safe Kids Greater Sacramento would like to thank AAA for being wonderful partners in traffic safety and the Sacramento Kings for finding innovative ways to support our community.

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Modern Hazard – TV Tipovers

January 6, 2015

Did your family buy a new TV for the holidays?  Have you moved your old TV to your child’s room?  Don’t skip the important installation step of securing the TV to the wall or furniture stand.  Children like to climb and explore and TVs and other tall furniture can tip over and fall on them. […]

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Give the Gift of Safety

November 24, 2014

Dear Holiday Shoppers, What do you buy for the person that has everything? This year, give your loved ones the gift of safety. Instead of another Barbie, or sweaters they’ll never wear, give your family something that could save their life (and give you a little peace of mind).  Coordinator Confession: I am giving several […]

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Celebrate “Walktober” 2014

September 26, 2014

Fall is a beautiful time in the Sacramento area, with a breeze in the air, pumpkins in the fields and leaves crunching under our feet. Now that cooler weather is here, it is time to get out and walk.  On Wednesday, October 1st, Safe Kids Worldwide will launch “Walktober” with new primary research and a national […]

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