Approximately 2.5 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home every year. Many of these injuries can be prevented with safety measures and devices. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission provides helpful tips on safeguarding the home including:
1. Use safety latches and locks;
2. Use safety gates;
3. Use door knob covers and door locks;
4. Use anti-scald devices for faucets and shower heads;
5. Use smoke detectors;
6. Use window guards and safety netting;
7. User corner and edge bumpers to prevent injuries;
8. Use outlet covers and outlet plates;
9. Use carbon monoxide detector outside bedrooms;
10. Cut window blind cords – use safety tassels and inner cord stops.
You read the details of these safety recommendations at Childproofing Your Home – 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children.