Anchor It!, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) national public education campaign aimed at preventing child deaths and injuries from furniture and TV tip-over incidents, today announced 20 organizations that have signed on to become Anchor It! Advocates and Community Leaders. CPSC is working in collaboration with Walmart, Safe Kids Worldwide, Kids in Danger, the American Home Furnishings Alliance, and many more.
According to CPSC data, a child in the United States is taken to the emergency room every 24 minutes as a result of a tip-over incident. This campaign is a call to action to ensure that parents and caregivers learn about the dangers of furniture and TV tip-overs in the home, as well as simple, low-cost steps they can take to prevent these tragedies.
CPSC has signed agreements with the following organizations as the campaign’s first official Anchor It! Advocates and Community Leaders:
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)
Another Day, Another “Chance”
Brace it for Brayden
Children’s Safety Network
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Full House Babyproofing
Home Safety and Health
Injury Prevention and Research Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS)
Kids in Danger
New York State Department of State
Quality Certification Alliance
Safe and Sound with Amaya
Safe Kids Worldwide
Walmart Stores, Inc.
The Anchor It! campaign participates in media, online and local community activities with these advocates, in addition to providing them with information and materials to distribute to their networks and incorporate into their existing public safety outreach programs.