Tuesday, May 12, 2020

National Water Safety Month

Important Dates

5/6 -5/12 National Nurses Week
5/9  National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day  
- National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
5/22  Don't Fry Day 
Preeclampsia Awareness Month

It's getting hot and we know the pool is calling your name. While it is exciting to get summer started and have some fun in the sun, it is also important to remember your family's safety outside around water.  The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to "encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors." This month's safety BLOG focuses on how to be safe with your family around water. Within it, you will find some helpful tips from the International Swimming Hall of Fame, as well as a printable safety flyer about the ABCDs of Water Safety from Arizona Childproofers

National Water Safety Month

National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance with support from the National Recreation & Parks Association, the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association. Please always be aware and cautious around water, no matter the age!

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Water Safety Tips


? Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible. 

? Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision.

? Appoint a designated watcher to monitor children during social gatherings at or near pools.

? Equip doors and windows that exit to a pool area with alarms.

? Post CPR instructions and learn the procedures.

? Keep rescue equipment poolside. Don’t wait for the paramedics to arrive because you will lose valuable lifesaving seconds. Fort to six minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death.

? Keep a first aid kit at poolside.

? Install four-sided isolation fencing, at least five feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, that completely surrounds the pool and prevents direct access from the house and yard. 

? Maintain constant visual contact with children in a pool or pool area. If a child is missing, check the pool first; seconds count in preventing death or disability.

? Don’t use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. Never allow a young child in a pool without an adult.

? Don’t leave objects such as toys that might attract a child in the pool and pool area.

? Never prop the gate to a pool area open. 

? Don’t rely on swimming lessons, life preservers or other equipment to make a child “water safe.”

? Never assume someone else is watching a child in a pool area.

? Don’t leave chairs or other items of furniture where a child could use them to climb into a fenced pool area.

? Don’t think you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water; child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.


April 30, 2020 CPSC; Ximi Vogue Recalls Children’s Neck Pillows Due to Violation of the Federal Lead Paint Ban; Risk of Poisoning

April 6, 2020 CPSC; Joybird Recalls Dressers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards

April 2, 2020 CPSC; Stelpro Design Recalls Sonoma Wall Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

April 2, 2020 CPSC; Manhattan Toy Recalls Musical Lili Llama Due to Choking Hazard

* information from Consumer Product Safety Commission

480-634-7366   www.azchildproofers.com

Monday, April 27, 2020

POISON PREVENTION- Chemicals, Medicine, Batteries, & Magnets

Chemicals, Medicine, & Batteries

Taking advantage of Spring Cleaning during the Stay at Home Order? You may be doing a little extra disinfecting, taking a few more vitamins and medicine to keep the cold/allergies away, and frequenting your remote control during this time. 

While all of this is good and well, using these items more than usual can create potential POISON hazards for your little ones. Please make sure to put away and lock up any toxic chemicals, medicines, and batteries to prevent ACCIDENTS that could result in injury or death of young children.

Take a look at this Poison Prevention Home Tour to see common poison hazards to your children. Remember to lock chemicals and medicines high and away and NEVER call medicine 'candy.'


Poison hazards may not always be the most obvious. Check out these hidden dangers you may not have thought were harmful to children and remember to lock them high and away. These may include:

  • hand sanitizer
  • e-cigarettes 
  • toothpaste 
  • small batteries found in remotes or children's toys/books.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, " in 2018, more than 70,900 children  were seen in the ER due to unintended pediatric poisoning. More than 85% of these incidents occurred in the home and most often with these 5 products: blood pressure medications, acetaminophen, bleach, ibuprofen and laundry packets. MAKE SURE you keep household cleaning products and laundry packets in their original containers and in cabinets with child safety latches or locks. Never transfer these products to a different bottle without a child-resistant closure and a label. Children and others can mistake them and drink or eat the contents. Put the Poison Control Center's Hotline (800-222-1222) in your cell phone."

Arizona Childproofers recommends using MAGNETIC CABINET AND DRAWER LOCKS for all areas storing poison hazards such as cleaning supplies, medicines and batteries, and to keep the magnetic key high and out of the sight of children during and not during use. 


***This video contains visuals on the dangers of magnets, often used for fun science experiments or kid toys, and how they can affect someone if swallowed. 

"Small high-powered magnets can cause death or serious lifelong health effects. When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Keep high-powered magnet sets away from children,"according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Arizona Childproofers hopes you are safe and healthy during this time and we are available for any questions you may have about child safety :) 

480-634-7366   www.azchildproofers.com

Pool Fence Expert

Tuesday, April 14, 2020



Windows rank as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. In support of #windowsafetyweek in the month of April and to support #childsafety during the #stayathomeorder, Arizona Childproofers has compiled some valuable information regarding window and blind cord safety to keep your family safe!

*** some of the content in this video may be hard to watch but it is needed to emphasize the importance of safety for children. 


"One child dies every month by strangling in a window covering cord. From 2012 to 2017, there have been 50 fatalities reported to CPSC that were related to window cord strangulation among infants and young children." 

CPSC recommends that you replace corded window coverings with cordless ones to prevent this deadly hazard.

All shades and blinds in homes should be examined for accessible cords on the front, side and back and replaced with cordless window products. GO CORDLESS! If you cannot replace window coverings, make sure window cords are secured out of the reach of children and eliminate dangling cords.

-more information and visuals on these hazards at https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Window-Covering.

Blind Cord Solutions:
  • Temporary - tuck cords up high
  • Cut looped cords
  • Install cordless blinds
  • Install or use safety devices- A cord cleat is a plastic or metal safety device that allows you to wrap dangling cords so they're out of the reach of children.
  • Remove temptation


The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that falls from windows account for about 12 deaths and 5,000 injuries among children ages 10 and under each year. Children under four are at greatest risk to sustain head injuries, which makes them almost 2 times more likely to die from a window fall than older children.

Falls Prevention Tips from Safe Kids Worldwide:
  • Install Window Guards and Stops
    • Screens are meant to keep bugs out, not children in. Properly install window guards to prevent unintentional window falls. For windows above the first floor, include an emergency release device in case of fire.
    • Install window guards that adults and older children can easily open in case of emergency.
      • Include this in your family’s fire escape plan and practice it regularly.
    • Install window stops so that windows open no more than four inches.
  • Open Windows From the Top and Close After Use
    • If you have windows that can open from both top and bottom, make a habit of opening just the top to prevent accidental falls. Keep in mind that as kids grow, they may have enough strength, dexterity and curiosity to open the bottom.
  • Keep windows locked and closed when they are not being used.
  • Keep Kids From Climbing Near Windows
    • For your crawlers and climbers, move chairs, cribs and other furniture away from windows to help prevent window falls.
  • Never move a child who appears to be seriously injured after a fall — call 911 and let trained medical personnel move the child with proper precautions.

The Window Safety Task Force offers these suggestions to help protect children:
  • Teach children to play area away from windows
  • Teach caregivers and children that screens keep bugs out, but they do not keep children in
  • For any windows that are 6 feet or higher from the ground, install window stops or guards that meet ASTM standards – limiting windows to opening less than 4 inches
  • Always supervise children and ask about window safety when your child visits other homes
  • For a double-hung window on an upper floor, install a window guard or stop that keeps children from pushing the bottom window open
  • Lessen the potential impact of injury from a fall through strategic landscaping – use of wood chips, grass or shrubs beneath windows

  • This resource goes through what safety measures to practice with your children as well as other fun coloring sheets and games to help your child remember how to stay safe around windows!
https://www.stopat4.com/information-for-families for more resources and information

Window Guard/Lock Solutions:

  • Fall prevention window guard — Device designed to fit into or onto a window to prevent a child from passing or falling through an open window. Typically mounted on the interior frame of the window and includes side frames fastened to the sides of a window frame and a plurality of spaced-apart, transverse, tubular, width-adjustable crosspiece elements to form a grid pattern between the side supports to prevent passage of a child.
  • Window fall prevention screen — Screen device designed to fit into or onto a window to prevent a child from passing or falling through an open window. Typically mounted on the exterior surface/frame of a sliding style window and on the interior of a cranking style window and includes screening mesh or material and attachment mechanism(s) of sufficient strength to meet the performance requirements of this standard while preventing passage of a child.
  • Window opening control device — Device that limits a window sash to be opened with normal operation of the sash such as to prohibit the free passage of a 4-in. (102-mm) diameter rigid sphere at the lowest opening portion of the window opening, with a release mechanism that shall allow the sash to be opened to a large opening area such as that required for emergency escape and rescue, and that automatically resets when a window is fully closed.

For any questions or support with installing window devices, please contact Arizona Childproofers.

480-634-7366   www.azchildproofers.com

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