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  1. Children are 5 Times more likely to visit an Emergency Room than Graduate from College.
    Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; The National Association of Colleges and Employers
  2. 1 in 6 Americans or 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases EACH YEAR.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. In the U.S., over 250,000 Toy-Related Injuries are treated in Emergency Rooms each year.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  4. In 2013, there were 113 children’s products recalled."
    Source: USA TODAY
  5. Injury is still the #1 Cause of Death among Children.
    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  6. In 2010 the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced recalls of 160 unique children's products amounting to 44 million recalled children's products in homes.
    Source: Daily Finance
  7. There were 121 child product recalls issued by Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) in 2011. The total product units recalled in 2011 alone were 11.6 million.
    Source: KidsInDanger.org
  8. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that, over the past ten years there has been an average of 10 car seats recalled each year. (2001 – 2011)
    Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  9. Half of U.S. households are likely to own a product that's been recalled in any given year.
    Source: Popular Machanics
  10. One in seven reports involved a recalled product, with most of the incidents happening AFTER the product was recalled.
    Source: KidsInDanger.org
  11. 44 million children's products involved in 18 deaths were recalled in 2010.
    Source: KidsInDanger.org
  12. "In 2010, there were an estimated 81,700 emergency department-treated injuries associated with, but not necessarily caused by, nursery products among children under age 5." In the same study the CPSC found that "during the 3-year period 2006-2008, CPSC staff has reports of 304 deaths – an annual average of 101 deaths – associated with, but not necessarily caused by, nursery products among children under age 5."
    Source: CPSC
  13. In 2007, more than 45 million toys and other children's products were recalled.
    Source: Justice.org
  14. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report "Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Calendar Year 2010" found "in 2010, there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. The 2010 estimate is not statistically different from the 2009 estimate, which was 250,100."
    Source: CPSC
  15. Despite sweeping reform of food safety laws intended to make what we eat less dangerous, the number of Americans falling ill or dying from contaminated food has increased 44% in the past two years.
    Source: CNN
  16. The Surprising Foods That Make People Sick" stated that the "CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reported 1,527 foodborne disease outbreaks in 2009 and 2010."
    Source: NBC News
  17. According to Bloomberg News, "contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans, resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and more than 128,000 hospitalizations each year. "That's right: 3,000 deaths." As part of Bloomberg's research, they found that inspectors checked "only 6 percent of domestic food producers and 0.4% of importers each year." .
    Source: Bloomberg News
  18. "In the United States, federal regulations governing food safety are fragmented and complicated," according to a February 2007 report from the Government Accountability Office. There are 15 agencies sharing oversight responsibilities in the food safety system, although the two primary agencies are the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and processed egg products, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for virtually all other foods."
    Source: Wikipedia (July 13, 2013)
  19. "The State of Home Safety in America," as many as 20,000 deaths, 7 million disabling injuries, and 20 million hospital visits occur in the U.S. each year.
    Source: Home Safety Council
  20. The National Safety Council estimates everyday approximately 245 people die of unintentional injuries in homes and communities.
    Source: NSC
  21. 40% Of unintended injuries occur in the home.
    Source: CDC
  22. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. Each year, nearly 9 million children aged 0 to 19 years are seen in emergency departments for injuries, and more than 9,000 children die as a result of being injured. Injury treatment is the leading cause of medical spending for children. The estimated annual cost of unintentional child injuries in the United States is nearly $11.5 billion.
    Source: CDC
  23. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "injury is still the #1 cause of death among children." The U.S. ranks among the worst of all high-income countries in child injury death rates.
    Source: CDC
  24. The National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention 2012, found that, each year 9,000 die as a result of their injuries – one every hour. Common causes of fatal and nonfatal unintentional childhood injuries include drowning, falls, fires or burns, poisoning, suffocation, and transportation-related injuries. Injuries claim the lives of 25 children every day.
    Source: CDC
  25. In 2010, Last year, California reported 9,477 cases of whooping cough, with 10 deaths.
    Source: CDPH
  26. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that an astounding 97 percent of children affected by a mumps outbreak that swept the Northeast back in 2009 had already been vaccinated for the condition in accordance with recommended government guidelines.
    Source: NaturalNews.com
  27. Each year in the U.S., an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized for flu-related complications. During the 2011-12 flu season, 26 deaths in children were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Severe flu-related complications are most common in children younger than 2.
    Source: Flu.gov
  28. "Tens of thousands of Americans die every year from flu, even in non-epidemic years."
    Source: Reuters News Agency
  29. According to the Palm Beach Post, the 2012 outbreak of tuberculosis was the worst seen in 20 years, and resulted in 13 deaths and 99 illnesses.
    Source: Palm Beach Post
  30. More than 200 viruses can cause colds
    Source: New York Times
  31. According to a CNN Health, "preschool children are at greatest risk of frequent colds, but even healthy adults can expect to have a few colds each year." There are hundreds of different viruses that can cause the common cold, and out breakouts occur around the country on a regular basis.
    Source: CNN
  32. Of further concern, the 2014 Kids in Danger Report, “After the Recall” found that only 4.6% of recalled products possessed by consumers are corrected or destroyed.
    Source: Kids in Danger
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