Toy Association Discusses Toy Safety with Medical Professionals & Child Safety Advocates
July 22, 2019 | The Toy Association shared its toy and play safety resources with medical professionals, product safety specialists, and injury prevention advocates at PrevCon, a child injury prevention conference hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide, in Washington, DC last week.
The Toy Association’s Joan Lawrence, senior vice president of standards and regulatory affairs, spoke with doctors, nurses, and fellow safety specialists and advocates who stopped by the Association’s booth, which featured toy safety pamphlets and other resources from PlaySafe.org, the Association’s website for families in search of accurate information about fun and safe play.
“We were happy to share our important play safety information at PrevCon,” said Lawrence. “Our reliable advice on selecting safe and age-appropriate toys, identifying and avoiding small parts for children under three, parental supervision during play, battery and magnet safety, and much more, was well-received by conferencegoers, who expressed interest in sharing our website and toy safety materials within their own communities.”
Hundreds of child injury prevention leaders and advocates from across the U.S. and around the world gathered at the conference to share new ideas and innovative approaches related to reducing children’s injuries and fatalities from preventable accidents. Pedestrian safety, sports injury prevention, sleep safety for infants, car safety, and the safety of consumer products were among the topics covered in plenary sessions and workshops led by doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers, and other specialists throughout the networking and educational event.
The Toy Association has been a long-time supporter of Safe Kids Worldwide and was a featured exhibitor and sponsor at this year’s PrevCon. More information about the Association’s safety advice for families can be found at www.PlaySafe.org.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.