&#10&#65&#98&#111&#117&#116 2-12 million &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are injured or killed by hazards &#105&#110 &#116&#104&#101 home &#101&#97&#99&#104 year. The &#103&#111&#111&#100 news &#105&#115 &#116&#104&#97&#116 many of &#116&#104&#101&#115&#101 incidents can be &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116&#101&#100 – by using simple child safety devices on the market &#116&#111&#100&#97&#121. &#65&#110&#121 safety device &#121&#111&#117 buy should &#98&#101 sturdy &#101&#110&#111&#117&#103&#104 to prevent injury to your child, yet easy &#102&#111&#114 you to use. It’s important to &#102&#111&#108&#108&#111&#119 installation instructions carefully. &#73&#110 &#97&#100&#100&#105&#116&#105&#111&#110, if you have older children in the house, &#98&#101 &#115&#117&#114&#101 &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#114&#101&#45&#115&#101&#99&#117&#114&#101 safety devices. Remember, &#116&#111&#111, that no &#100&#101&#118&#105&#99&#101 &#105&#115 completely childproof determined &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103&#115&#116&#101&#114&#115 have &#98&#101&#101&#110 known &#116&#111 disable them.

&#10&#72&#101&#114&#101 are &#115&#111&#109&#101 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 safety devices that can help &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 many injuries to &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103 children.

&#10&#83&#65&#70&#69&#84&#89 LATCHES and LOCKS on &#99&#97&#98&#105&#110&#101&#116&#115 and drawers can help prevent children &#102&#114&#111&#109 &#103&#97&#105&#110&#105&#110&#103 access to medicines &#97&#110&#100 household cleaners, as well as knives and other &#115&#104&#97&#114&#112 objects.

&#10&#76&#111&#111&#107 for safety latches and locks &#116&#104&#97&#116 adults can easily &#105&#110&#115&#116&#97&#108&#108 and use, &#98&#117&#116 are sturdy &#101&#110&#111&#117&#103&#104 to withstand pulls and tugs &#102&#114&#111&#109 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110. Safety latches are not &#97 guarantee of protection, but they can make it more difficult &#102&#111&#114 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 to reach dangerous substances. Even products with child-resistant packaging &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 &#104&#101 locked away, &#111&#117&#116 of reach this packaging &#105&#115 &#110&#111&#116 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#112&#114&#111&#111&#102.

SAFETY &#71&#65&#84&#69&#83 can help keep &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#119&#97&#121 &#102&#114&#111&#109 stairs &#111&#114 rooms &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#104&#97&#118&#101 &#104&#97&#122&#97&#114&#100&#115 in &#116&#104&#101&#109.

Look &#102&#111&#114 safety gates that &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#99&#97&#110&#110&#111&#116 dislodge easily, &#98&#117&#116 &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116&#115 can open and &#99&#108&#111&#115&#101 without difficulty. For the top of stairs, &#103&#97&#116&#101&#115 that screw &#116&#111 &#116&#104&#101 wall are &#109&#111&#114&#101 &#115&#101&#99&#117&#114&#101 than pressure gates.

&#10&#78&#101&#119 &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 &#103&#97&#116&#101&#115 that &#109&#101&#101&#116 safety standards &#100&#105&#115&#112&#108&#97&#121 a certification seal &#102&#114&#111&#109 the &#74&#117&#118&#101&#110&#105&#108&#101 Products Manufacturers &#65&#115&#115&#111&#99&#105&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 &#40&#74&#80&#77&#65&#41. If &#121&#111&#117 &#104&#97&#118&#101 an older &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 &#103&#97&#116&#101, &#104&#101 sure it &#100&#111&#101&#115&#110’&#116 &#104&#97&#118&#101 V” shapes that are &#108&#97&#114&#103&#101 enough &#102&#111&#114 &#97 child’s head and neck &#116&#111 fit into.

DOOR KNOB COVERS and &#68&#79&#79&#82 LOCKS can &#104&#101&#108&#112 &#107&#101&#101&#112 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 away from places with hazards, including &#115&#119&#105&#109&#109&#105&#110&#103 pools.

&#10&#66&#101 sure &#116&#104&#101 door knob cover &#105&#115 sturdy enough not to break, &#98&#117&#116 allows a door to be opened &#113&#117&#105&#99&#107&#108&#121 by an adult &#105&#110 &#99&#97&#115&#101 of emergency. By restricting access to potentially hazardous rooms in the home, door knob covers could help &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 many kinds of injuries. &#84&#111 &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 &#97&#99&#99&#101&#115&#115 to swimming pools, door locks &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 be placed high out of reach of &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103 children. Locks should be &#117&#115&#101&#100 &#105&#110 &#97&#100&#100&#105&#116&#105&#111&#110 to fences &#97&#110&#100 door alarms. Sliding glass doors, with locks &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#109&#117&#115&#116 be re-secured after each use, are often not an effective barrier &#116&#111 pools.

&#10&#65&#78&#84&#73&#45&#83&#67&#65&#76&#68 DEVICES &#102&#111&#114 &#114&#101&#103&#117&#108&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 &#119&#97&#116&#101&#114 &#116&#101&#109&#112&#101&#114&#97&#116&#117&#114&#101 &#99&#97&#110 help &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 &#98&#117&#114&#110&#115.

&#10&#67&#111&#110&#115&#105&#100&#101&#114 using anti-scald devices &#102&#111&#114 faucets and showerheads. A plumber may &#110&#101&#101&#100 &#116&#111 install these. &#73&#110 addition, if you &#108&#105&#118&#101 in your own home, set &#119&#97&#116&#101&#114 &#104&#101&#97&#116&#101&#114 temperature to &#49&#50&#48 &#100&#101&#103&#114&#101&#101&#115 Fahrenheit to help prevent &#98&#117&#114&#110&#115 from hot water.

SMOKE &#68&#69&#84&#69&#67&#84&#79&#82&#83 &#97&#114&#101 essential safety &#100&#101&#118&#105&#99&#101&#115 for protection &#97&#103&#97&#105&#110&#115&#116 fire &#100&#101&#97&#116&#104&#115 &#97&#110&#100 &#105&#110&#106&#117&#114&#105&#101&#115.

Check smoke &#100&#101&#116&#101&#99&#116&#111&#114&#115 once a month &#116&#111 make sure &#116&#104&#101&#121’&#114&#101 working. &#73&#102 detectors are battery-operated, &#99&#104&#97&#110&#103&#101 batteries at &#108&#101&#97&#115&#116 &#111&#110&#99&#101 a year or consider using 10-year batteries.

WINDOW GUARDS and SAFETY NETTING for balconies and decks can &#104&#101&#108&#112 &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 &#115&#101&#114&#105&#111&#117&#115 &#102&#97&#108&#108&#115.

&#10&#67&#104&#101&#99&#107 these &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 devices &#102&#114&#101&#113&#117&#101&#110&#116&#108&#121 to make sure they are secure &#97&#110&#100 &#112&#114&#111&#112&#101&#114&#108&#121 installed and maintained. &#84&#104&#101&#114&#101 should &#98&#101 &#110&#111 more than &#102&#111&#117&#114 inches &#98&#101&#116&#119&#101&#101&#110 &#116&#104&#101 bars of &#116&#104&#101 window guard. &#73&#102 you have window guards, be sure &#97&#116 least &#111&#110&#101 window &#105&#110 each &#114&#111&#111&#109 can &#98&#101 easily used for escape &#105&#110 a fire. Window &#115&#99&#114&#101&#101&#110&#115 are not effective for preventing children &#102&#114&#111&#109 &#102&#97&#108&#108&#105&#110&#103 out of windows.

&#10&#67&#79&#82&#78&#69&#82 and &#69&#68&#71&#69 BUMPERS can be used &#119&#105&#116&#104 &#102&#117&#114&#110&#105&#116&#117&#114&#101 and fireplace hearths &#116&#111 help &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 &#105&#110&#106&#117&#114&#105&#101&#115 from &#102&#97&#108&#108&#115 &#111&#114 to soften falls against sharp &#111&#114 &#114&#111&#117&#103&#104 &#101&#100&#103&#101&#115.

Be sure &#116&#111 look for bumpers that stay &#115&#101&#99&#117&#114&#101&#108&#121 on furniture &#111&#114 hearth &#101&#100&#103&#101&#115.

OUTLET COVERS and &#79&#85&#84&#76&#69&#84 &#80&#76&#65&#84&#69&#83 can help &#112&#114&#111&#116&#101&#99&#116 children from &#101&#108&#101&#99&#116&#114&#105&#99&#97&#108 &#115&#104&#111&#99&#107 &#97&#110&#100 &#112&#111&#115&#115&#105&#98&#108&#101 electrocution.

Be &#115&#117&#114&#101 the &#111&#117&#116&#108&#101&#116 &#112&#114&#111&#116&#101&#99&#116&#111&#114&#115 cannot be easily removed by children and are large &#101&#110&#111&#117&#103&#104 so &#116&#104&#97&#116 children cannot &#99&#104&#111&#107&#101 on them.

A CARBON MONOXIDE (C0) &#68&#69&#84&#69&#67&#84&#79&#82 can help &#112&#114&#101&#118&#101&#110&#116 &#67&#79 poisoning.

&#10&#67&#111&#110&#115&#117&#109&#101&#114&#115 should install CO detectors near sleeping &#97&#114&#101&#97&#115 in their homes. Households that should use CO detectors include those with gas or oil heat or with &#97&#116&#116&#97&#99&#104&#101&#100 garages.

WINDOW BLIND &#67&#79&#82&#68 SAFETY &#84&#65&#83&#83&#69&#76&#83 &#111&#110 miniblinds and tension devices &#111&#110 vertical blinds &#97&#110&#100 drapery &#99&#111&#114&#100&#115 can help prevent deaths and injuries &#102&#114&#111&#109 strangulation in the loops of cords.

&#10&#70&#111&#114 &#111&#108&#100&#101&#114 &#109&#105&#110&#105&#98&#108&#105&#110&#100&#115, cut the &#99&#97&#114&#100 loop, remove the buckle, and put safety &#116&#97&#115&#115&#101&#108&#115 on each cord. Be sure that older vertical &#98&#108&#105&#110&#100&#115 and drapery cords have tension or tie-down devices to hold the &#99&#111&#114&#100&#115 tight. &#87&#104&#101&#110 buying &#110&#101&#119 miniblinds, verticals, and draperies, &#97&#115&#107 for &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 features to prevent child &#115&#116&#114&#97&#110&#103&#117&#108&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110.

DOOR STOPS and DOOR HOLDERS &#111&#110 &#100&#111&#111&#114&#115 and door hinges can help prevent small fingers &#97&#110&#100 hands from &#98&#101&#105&#110&#103 pinched or crushed in doors &#97&#110&#100 door hinges.

Be &#115&#117&#114&#101 any &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 &#100&#101&#118&#105&#99&#101 for &#100&#111&#111&#114&#115 is easy to use and is not likely to &#98&#114&#101&#97&#107 into small &#112&#97&#114&#116&#115, which &#99&#111&#117&#108&#100 be a &#99&#104&#111&#107&#105&#110&#103 hazard &#102&#111&#114 &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103 children.

&#10&#67&#79&#82&#68&#76&#69&#83&#83 &#80&#72&#79&#78&#69&#83 &#104&#101&#108&#112 you watch your child continuously, without &#108&#101&#97&#118&#105&#110&#103 &#116&#104&#101 &#118&#105&#99&#105&#110&#105&#116&#121 &#116&#111 answer a phone call. Cordless phones are especially helpful when children are in &#111&#114 near &#119&#97&#116&#101&#114, &#119&#104&#101&#116&#104&#101&#114 it’s the &#98&#97&#116&#104&#116&#117&#98, the swimming &#112&#111&#111&#108, or the beach.

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