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6. Garage Door: Watch out for automatic garage doors. If your garage door does not already have one, install a sensor such as an 'electric eye' for garage door. It signals door to reverse its motion if anything is in way.
7. Entertainment Center: Use angle braces or anchors to secure larger furniture-which presents a tipping hazard-to wall.
8. Baby Walkers: Each year, an average of 2 children die as a result of baby-walker related injuries. Holtzman recommends using a stationary activity center instead.
9. Water faucet: Water with 140 degrees Fahrenheit will produce a third-degree burn on a child in just 3 seconds! Set hot water heaters no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A lower water temperature will reduce chance of scald burns. Always check water temperature before giving a small child a bath.
10. Mouthwash: Many brands contain alcohol. Children are much more sensitive to toxic effects of alcohol than adults.
11. Window Treatments with hanging cords: Those that were manufactured before 2001 may pose a strangulation risk to small children. Consider replacing them with today's safer products or repairing them.
12. Antifreeze: It has a sweet taste. Children or pets will drink large amounts of it if it is left out in an open container or if it is spilled on your driveway.
13. Plants: As beautiful as they appear, decorative plants may not be safe as you think. Two common household plants that are frequently ingested by children are Dieffenbachia and Philodendron. Both of these plants can cause very serious symptoms. These plants contain oxalates, small crystals that get released into mouth when plant is chewed, causing extreme pain and inflammation. A popular Flower Garden plant is beautiful Oleander.
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