25th Annual Safe Kids Worldwide Conference to be Held in Washington, DC

TIA Booth to Highlight Industry’s Long Leadership in Toy Safety

June 10, 2013 | Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, will hold its 25th Annual Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Conference from June 19-22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

The conference will bring together an extensive network of Safe Kids coalition partners from across the U.S. and around the world who will gather to learn new research in the field of child injury prevention and gain insight into safety program operations, coalition management, fundraising development, community organization, communication strategies, and more.

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) will be present at the conference to interface with medical and other children’s health and safety professionals and to communicate the toy industry’s long history of leadership in the areas of toy safety and standards development.

An interactive exhibit hosted by TIA will allow conference-goers to scan QR codes with their mobile devices which will bring them to TIA’s ToyInfo.org resource pages containing safety tips for children from infants to teens, as well as precautions regarding certain non-toy products commonly found in the home.

“We are thrilled to be able to share our resources and expertise on toy safety with the Safe Kids partners at this year’s conference,” said Joan Lawrence, TIA vice president of standards and regulatory affairs. “TIA has long been a supporter of Safe Kids Worldwide due to our shared mission to protect and promote the safety of children around the world. We congratulate them on 25 years of injury prevention, education and advocacy in the interest of child safety!”

Through a network of more than 600 coalitions in the U.S. and partners with organizations in 23 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, Safe Kids Worldwide advocates for legislation that protects kids, while educating consumers about child safety in order to reduce the occurrence of preventable childhood injuries related to biking, boating, playgrounds, skating, swimming, burns, medication, suffocation and more.

For additional information about the upcoming conference, visit www.SafeKidsNetwork.org