Whether it’s your child’s first day or eighth year in school, parents worry.

To have a little less worry during your day, check out these seven back–to-school safety tips from CPSC:

Playground equipment – Ask if it has been inspected and maintained before school starts.  Our research and reports of incidents find entrapment and fall hazards with different types of equipment. Your school needs to do a safety check.
Surfaces around playground equipment – kids can be hurt if they (…)

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Bike Safety is no accident. Be sure you know these bicyclist basics.

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Tune up your bikes, and get riding!

Around the country this month, organizations are sponsoring Bike to School and Bike to Work days. It’s a great time to remind yourselves and your kids about bike safety.

Step 1: “Strap It On, Save a Life.” Having a helmet head is cool—and it protects your brain. Nearly 70 percent of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries. Wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of a brain and head injury by as much (…)

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It’s August! Do you know what that means? BACK-TO-SCHOOL!

While you’re scrambling to pull together fall clothes and school supplies, and sort through your transportation options, be sure to keep a few safety tips in mind:

1. Many schools are now joining the First Lady’s

Let’s Move Initiative

and/or the

Safe Routes program

to encourage walking or biking to school. Whether you’re part of one of these movements or your child already rides a bike or scooter to school, be sure (…)

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The below blog from CSPC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum is live today on Let’s Move! Let’s all move and move safely!

I fully support the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, and I join her in encouraging America’s children to become more physically active as an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Getting yourself and your children moving together is a fun way to enjoy quality time as a family. At the same time, you can prevent injuries by adding a few of the following simple safety steps (…)

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