hidden hazards

Furniture: The Hidden Hazard in Your Home

Young children are often curious little climbers and many parents may not realize the hazards of the furniture in their home — as a television, couch or appliance can tip-over onto a child and cause an injury or sometimes death. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), every two weeks a child dies when a television, a piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her.

Cut the Cord on Dangerous Blinds

According to the CPSC, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Nearly one child a month dies after becoming entangled in a window-covering cord. These incidents have involved children up to 9 years old and happen most often in bedrooms, living rooms, and areas generally perceived as safe spaces.

Fall Into Safety

Fall is just around the corner! While parents are busy getting older kids back into the rhythm of school and sports, and preparing for family gatherings and holidays, aspects of keeping your little munchkin safe may get pushed to the back burner. With all things fall, it is important to create habits to keep your children safe.

A Room With A Safe View- Safeguard Against Hidden Hazards

September is Baby Safety Month!  This year, JPMA is helping educate parents on safeguarding against hidden hazards in the home.