The Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety says many household injuries can be prevented. Steve Brobeck of the Consumer Federation of America says by taking some simple steps, you can protect yourself and your family from serious injuries. Falls are one of the most frequent causes of serious injury. Use double sided tape to secure loose rugs and place rubber mats in bath tubs and showers. Use step stools with hand rails, and be sure your child's crib is safe. Discard old cribs which might not meet current safety standards. The Insurance Information Institute says a few simple steps can prevent thousands of serious injuries from occurring.
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