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Burned Toddler Crawled On Oven Door

Burned Toddler Crawled On Oven Door

A 3-year-old boy with severe burns was recovering at home Sunday night. He was airlifted to a local hospital early Sunday afternoon after he crawled onto the open door of a hot oven, authorities said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Toddler critical after TV fell on her

3TV and Staff PHOENIX — A Phoenix 3-year-old is fighting for her life after a television set fell on her. Read the rest of this entry »

6-mo-old critical after slipping underwater in bathtub

6-mo-old critical after slipping underwater in bathtub

More Phoenix Local News

03:12 PM Mountain Standard Time on Monday, August 10, 2009

Alicia E. Barrón PHOENIX – A 6-month-old is in critical condition after slipping underwater in a bathtub on Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona Childproofers in the Media

Furniture Tipping
Accidents on the Rise

Updated: Sunday, 05 Jul 2009, 10:43 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 05 Jul 2009, 10:43 PM MDT

It’s something every parent and consumer should know about. Furniture tipping accidents are becoming more and more common, and here’s how to childproof your home so that no one gets hurt — and also keep your things from getting damaged.

Watch the video in the following link for details.

FOX 10’s Keith Yaskin, reporting.

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Experts offer safety tips after Exodus Tyson tragedy

Experts are offering advice to parents, after Mike Tyson’s daughter Exodus died at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix just before noon Tuesday, according to Andy Hill with the Phoenix Police Department.

The 4-year-old had been on life support after she was found unconscious on Monday morning.  Police say she accidentally hanged herself with the electrical cord of a treadmill in her central Phoenix home.

“Cord accidents happen all too frequently,” said Todd Sriro, who owns Arizona Childproofers.  “We hear about them all the time because we’re in the business, especially window cords.  Children like to take those, and they will create a strangulation if they’re wrapped around a neck.”

Sriro, who makes a living keeping kids safe in their own homes, emphasized that parents should never take their eyes off their children, even for a moment.

“It only takes minutes for a child to strangle themselves,” said Sriro.  “You can get a phone call, or go to the front door, or go to the bathroom, or cook something in the oven, and you turn around five minutes later, and it’s gone.  It’s too late.”

It usually costs about $800 to $1,000 to have a professional company childproof your home, but Sriro said there are cheap and easy ways to ensure your children’s safety yourself.

“They have items you can purchase at Babies-R-Us, Home Depot, the Internet,” he said.  “Simple fixes, like a 25-cent zip tie.  Tie some cords up and get them out of the way, covering up outlets, making sure a child doesn’t get something in there.  Get little corners for the sharp edges, to ensure a child doesn’t fall down and hit their head on something.”

Sriro’s employees install plastic wall mounts to wrap cords around.  They encase electrical cords in plastic tubing, or cover them with a plastic case and stick it to the wall.

Sriro said televisions and stairs are the first things they look for.  They anchor televisions to the tables they sit on, by attaching them adhesively, and put gates up around all stairways.

“It’s a minefield inside the home, and you never know what a child is going to get into,” said Sriro.  “So obviously, adult supervision is first and foremost.”

Mike Tyson issued this statement Tuesday afternoon:

“We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world.  There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus.  We ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time.”

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Mike Tyson’s daughter dies after accidental hanging

PHOENIX — The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson dies after accidentally hanging herself Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Drowning provides reminder about taking precautions

Following the Saturday drowning death of a Surprise toddler, firefighters are urging residents to take precautions, even when they don’t seem necessary. Read the rest of this entry »

New Child Seat Safety Rule

New Child Seat Safety Rule

April 9th, 2009

There’s a new rule about child safety seats. As’s Tara Hitchcock explains, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that kids sit in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2.

Arizona Childproofers in the News

Arizona Childproofers in the News

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