As you all know, the issue of home safety is incredibly personal to me and to the members of my family. I have joined together with other parents and concerned advocates in creating our organization in the hope that fewer and fewer parents would experience the kind of loss that I have known. And we’ve been gratified to see the progress we’ve made recently in our efforts to save lives and encourage people to #GoCordless.
Recently I shared a Facebook post which included an alarming statistic that 9000 families lose a child each year to preventable accidents in the home. Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death among children in the United States. Home accidents typically occur for two reasons. Lack of current product safety information or wrongful use of products. The bottom line is, nearly all home accidents are preventable.
A 2014 survey conducted by Nationwide found that 72% of parents were unaware that unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children.
This past week Nationwide announced a new program called Make Safe Happen – a program focused on creating awareness, providing tools and resources to change safety in the home.
Today, I’m proud to partner with Nationwide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to share some helpful resources. They have developed this awesome website and an app to show you exactly where the hazards are in the home pinpointing them by age, location and risk categories to make it very easy to find out where hazards are located in your home.
The App, called Make Safe Happen, can be used on your IOS or Android phone to provide you with safety information no matter where you are.
Mother of Cheyenne Rose
Founder of Parents for Window Blind Safety
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