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Child Safety Facts


The Statistics:

  • About 2 – 2 1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home
  • Injuries are one of the leading causes of hospitalization in children under five
  • A fatal injury in the home occurs every 16 minutes in the U.S.
  • A disabling injury occurs every 4 seconds in a U.S. home
  • Each year 1 of 4 children will sustain injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention
  • It is estimated that 40% of children’s deaths and 50% of unintentional child injuries occur in and around the home
  • Each year there are 246,000 hospitalizations due to child injuries in the home
  • Approximately 9 million emergency room visits each year due to child injuries in the home
  • More than 11 million visits to pediatrician are due to child injuries in the home
  • It takes the average parent 8 to 12 hours to child proof their home

The Facts:

  • As many as 90% of unintentional injuries to children in the home can be prevented by child proofing correctly
  • Parents spend in excess of 1 billion dollars annually on safety products
  • Dual income households means parents have more money to spend on their children and less time to spend on frustrating home projects
  • Many parents are overwhelmed with the choices of products, a professional child proofer utilizes tested and proven products
  • Too often parents have the best intentions when attempting to child proof their home, unfortunately many products are installed incorrectly and continue the risk to their children. A professional childproofer is an experienced and trained installer of all products
  • Today many children and babies are supervised by caregivers during the day, having a home child proofed by a professional offers parents some relief when they are not at home supervising their children
  • Many of the proven products are not available on the retail market
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