Resources and Helpful Information

Please visit the following websites for more information:

Poison Control - The California Poison Control System (CPCS) provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances.  Physicians, Pharmacists, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222   24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Language interpreters are always available.

 

National Battery Ingestion Hotline - Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 people of all ages swallow button batteries. These are used to power hearing aids, watches, toys, games, flashing jewelry, singing greeting cards, remote control devices, and many other items. The National Capital Poison Center in Washington, DC, operates a 24/7 hotline for battery ingestion cases. Call 202-625-3333 for guidance.     

 

AnchorIt! - Every 24 minutes a child in the U.S. is injured as a result of a TV or furniture tip-over incident. The Anchor It! campaign is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) call to action to educate parents and caregivers about these dangers in the home and to urge simple, low-cost action to prevent these tragedies.

 

Consumer Notice - Consumer Notice is a trusted source of information on defective products, financial vulnerability and environmental and public hazards that threaten your health and safety. They have published a Babyproofing Essentials guide that covers everything an expectant or new parent needs to know about making their home safe for baby!

Safe Kids Worldwide - Safe Kids Worldwide is an international network of agencies and organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injuries, the leading killer of children 14 and under.

First Candle - Visit their website to learn more about safe sleep practices for your baby and other programs available to help families keep their children safe and healthy.

American Acadamy of Pediatrics - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has 57,000 members in the United States, Canada and Latin America. More than 41,000 members are board-certified and are called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

WeMakeItSaferCheck out their safety information. WeMakeItSafer's mission is to dramatically reduce the number of product-related injuries, illnesses and deaths that occur each year worldwide. In so doing, we not only save lives, we help to build stronger, more socially responsible and financially stable companies.

 

www.FamilyLivingToday.com - Family Living Today is a free resource for families, providing everything from in-depth product reviews to expert advice. Our articles and guides are written by industry experts and backed by in-depth research and analysis.  See their guide about steps parents can take to keep the family safe: Keeping Kids Safe At Home: A Parent’s Guide To Child Safety


www.Recalls.gov - Your online resource for recalls.

www.PoolSafety.gov - Please visit for pool safety information. CPSC is working with other safety groups in the pool and spa safety community to encourage the use of layers of protection such as fencing around pools, constant supervision, and requiring anti-entrapment drain covers and other safety devices.

 

www.savealittlelife.com - "Save A Little Life" provides expert instructors in CPR & first-aid education for parents, family & care providers in the greater Los Angeles area.  All instructors are American Heart Association prepared and current in their clinical fields.

USFA - The United States Fire Administration

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Visit for information on recalls
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